Titanic II

Clive's quest to rule the waves

In 2016 Titanic II is set to embark on her maiden voyage, but how will it rate against its namesake, and its modern-day rivals? Joanna Hall investigates.


Old salts and new sailors

Descarada 2 Whitsundays

Max Anderson explores the Whitsunday Islands from the comfort and freedom of key luxury vessels.

Digging deep

Where the most charitable Australians live

Charity tin

Adele Ferguson Melburnians living in Middle Park spend the most on charity - but if measured as a percentage of their incomes, Australia's most generous live elsewhere.


Destination detox

The Golden Door

Rachael Oakes-Ash A wide selection of opulent spa resorts can help you detox and recharge after a hectic summer.

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Joining forces to woo the mega-rich

luxury network

Sylvia Pennington Alliance links luxury brands to help extract even more custom from well-heeled clients.

Posh pools

Splashing around sky-high


Judy Barouch The sky's the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops.

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Wealthy woman

Rinehart fourth-richest person in Asia

Gina Rinehart.

Gina Rinehart, the mining heiress and media investor, is the fourth-richest person in the Asia-Pacific region, with a net worth of $19 billion.

Clive Palmer plans to build Titanic II


Marissa Calligeros Mining magnate Clive Palmer has floated plans to build a fleet of world class luxury liners, including a 21st-century version of the Titanic.

Slim pickings

Donations no longer a given for millionaires


Adele Horin The rich have dramatically cut their charitable giving, and 37 per cent of people with taxable incomes of $1 million or more appear to give nothing at all, new Tax Office figures show.

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Money watch

Tracing Palmer's wealth - a titanic undertaking

Clive Palmer holding a press conference at Mineralogy House.

Tom Allard, Stuart Washington Clive Palmer's assets, both personal and in financial terms, are the topic of much debate.

High rollers

Following the money whale

money whale james packer thumb

Simon Mann The gambling industry's titans are locked in a battle for the high-roller dollar. Will James Packer come out on top?

Architecture award winners

Freshwater House.

The winners of the 2009 Australian Institute of Architects state and territory architecture awards.