Published: 23:04 EST, 30 December 2017 | Updated: 02:53 EST, 31 December 2017
Most of the time they're the celebrities we love to love, but even our favourite stars are guilty of the occasional annoying social media post.
From WAGS Bec Judd and Kyly Clarke, PR queen Roxy Jacenko and even Australia's sweetheart Bindi Irwin, too often fans are subject to attention-seeking selfies, shameless bragging and smug posts dishing 'expert advice.'
Daily Mail Australia reveals the most annoying social media posts of 2017.
Bec Judd complains
Sitting Pretty! Despite letting us all know she's 'hungover,' WAG Bec Judd still looks pretty flawless, here she is after the Portsea Polo Match in January of this year with members of her family
Yummy mummy! Mother-of-four Bec often shows off her bikini body in barely-there swimsuits
She's the glamorous WAG who spruiks everything from cosmetics to workout wear.
But Melbourne-based Bec Judd, 33, let us know numerous times this year that she likes a tipple every now and again, but hates the hangover that comes after it
Taking to Instagram after a Portsea Polo Match in January, the mother-of-four said the event left her a little worse for wear.
'Rough day,' she posted, while not looking particularly rough at all.
'And we're home … And I'm off to work this arvo for 2017… And the Twigley/Seals are going back to Perth… And I still have a Portsea Polo hangover.'
Kyly Clarke told women not to use tampons or pads
Health Expert? Kyly Clarke joined the Pete Evans bandwagon by offering health advice, telling women not to use tampons or pads, due to the products having a dangerous amount of chemicals in them
In shape! The WAG still managed to post a couple of bikini shot as well, showing off her incredible taut tummy and slender legs
Most women think they are an essential part of feminie hygiene, except our beloved WAG and lifestyle guru Kyly Clarke.
Channelling Pete Evans, the brunette stunner, 36, read her fans the riot act on her blog, posting about the dangerous amount of 'chemicals,' sanitary products have in them and the effect they have on a woman's body.
'By wearing a product that is not organic, [it] means your body can be absorbing dioxins and other bleaching agents,' she explained in November.
'Some of us use them on a regular basis without giving this a second thought … I know I did for a long period of time,' the WAG said, no pun intended (we think).
Lee Elliott's love of puns and cringe-worthy tributes to Georgia Love
In love with Love: Bachelorette star Lee Elliott proved to fans again and again that he loves a play on words, captioning loved-up pictures with Georgia Love with hashtags that would make his English teacher proud
He's the handsome Bachelorette star who fell in love with Love.
But, social media fans of Lee Elliott, 35, and girlfriend Georgia Love have also found the muscular reality show winner enjoys a play in words.
Making us laugh out loud several times, the ripped rose owner regularly posts puns with happy snaps of him and his girlfriend.
In one particular punny post, the reality star wrote, 'words can not expresso how much you bean to me @Georgialove,' TV journalist, Lee wrote on Instagram.
Lee added the series of very punny hashtags: ''#howyoubrewin #wherehaveyoubeanallmylife #youresobrewtiful #livinlavidamocha #sodobrewcomehereoften #ilikebigmugsandicannotlie #ididntchoosethemuglifethemuglifchoseme #doyoudesiresomethingtalldarkandstrong'
Casey Donovan promoting Coles
Cringe! Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan has an incredible voice, but some fans were left cringing when she shared an introductory video at Coles headquarters
Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan has an incredible voice, but some fans were left cringing when she shared an introductory video at Coles headquarters.
Earlier this year, the indigenous songstress fronted a series of advertisements for the brand.
In the video, the singer can be heard saying, 'WHAAAATTTT!' before continuing, 'I'm at Coles HQ baby, what is that.'
The I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here contestant then walks past promotional material of her own image to which she proceeds to say, 'Oh hi Case, how you goin' mate?' before in turn, answering to herself, 'good, great, awesome.'
Imogen Anthony and Kyle Sandilands posting their 'Christmas' shots
Santa's sexy little helper: Imogen Anthony shocked fans (which is quite hard to do) when she posted these racy snaps of herself to Instagram, wearing red lingerie, sitting on boyfriend Kyle Sandilands lap
Naughty or Nice: Not one to be demure, blonde bombshell Imogen posted a series of snaps of herself and boyfriend Kyle Sandilands playing Santa and his sexy little helper
She's the blonde bombshell who likes to shock.
And not even Christmas gave Imogen Anthony respite, with the daring model and her shock jock boyfriend Kyle Sandilands releasing a set of sexy snaps at Christmas.
'Merry Christmas,' she posted under the image, which saw the model sitting on boyfriend Kyle's lap, dressed in sexy red lingerie.
It was a sexy display, with the model clearly showing off her shapely figure, with provoked a huge reaction from her nearly 150,000 followers.
'It's Christmas for Kyle all year round,' one Instagram user wrote.
Tash Oakley's Photoshop fail
Photoshop fail: Social media star Tash Oakley was forced to admit she does do a bit of re-touching every now and then (and not her make-up), with this Photoshop fail showing a wonky doorway
She was forced to admit that she photoshops her online images after she was pictured in rather unflattering candid bikini photos last year.
And Natasha Oakley, 25, sent fans wondering whether she had worked her airbrushing magic again after she shared a photo that featured a suspiciously bent door frame in the background in January.
In the image, the Australian Instagram model is seen perched on the edge of a cafe table as she models a form-fitting long-sleeved frock.
In what seems to be gravitational anomaly, the door frame to the left of Natasha appears to bend inwards.
Skye Wheatley bemoans tiny flaw in revealing selfie
Cheeky! Skye Wheatley appeared to complain about a tiny blemish on her derriere while posing in a barely-there swimsuit
She's the former Big Brother star who doesn't mind flashing the flesh.
But, despite her stunning physique, Skye Wheatley, 23, recently drew attention to her tiny imperfection on her shapely posterior via Instagram, by adding the hashtag 'birthmarkbutt.'
Despite her tiny flaw, the busty blonde was confident enough to flaunt he frame in a barely-there bikini.
Kurt Coleman marks the legalisation of gay marriage
Proposal for one! Despite the fact we all rejoiced when gay marriage was legalised, but openly gay Kurt Coleman took things to a new level with he proposed to himself
Many rejoiced when gay marriage was legalised this year, but some also cringed with how some celebrities celebrated it.
Shameless self-promoter Kurt Coleman took to Instagram to propose to the love of his life, which turned out to be himself.
The young social media star posted a mirrored image of himself in front of a pride flag with the words, 'Me looking at who I'm gonna marry x.'
Despite it being cringe-worthy, we laughed along with the joke, if, in-fact, it was a joke (we still aren't sure).
Tim Robards posts about forgetting his shirt before going shopping
Shirtless? Bachelor star Tim Robards tried to convince that all that he 'forgot' to wear a shirt when he went out shopping, because that's a regular thing we can all relate to
Ripped: Despite the questionable story, I'm not sure anyone was complaining
He's got one of the best physiques in the game, but we all had a hard time believing Tim Robards on this one.
Raising eyebrows, the hunky Bachelor star, 35, took to social media to let us know he 'forgot' his shirt, to which most of us just shook our head.
'I just left home and got halfway to do some Christmas shopping and forgot a bloody shirt,' the seemingly absent minded star said to the camera, laughing at himself.
Now, not to call Tim a liar, but a shopping list I can understand, but a shirt?
Chloe Lattanzi's busty snaps and post about Vegas shooting
Conspiracy theory: Olivia Newtown John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, 31, entered the world of conspiracy theories, when she publicly said she didn't believe the 'acccused man,'[sic] was the one who committed the heinous acts in Vegas
Posting to her Instagram, the busy model made the claims saying, 'there's a much darker organization behind this abhorrent event.'
She's the daughter of one of Australia's most beloved film stars.
But in early October, Chloe Lattanzi, 31, chartered new territory when she offered her take on a second shooter theory after the Vegas tragedy occurred.
Visiting 'The Shining' mansion, the busty blonde started, 'I must say, I do not believe the accused man is the one who did this,' she said.
She then continued, 'This may upset some, but I think there's a much bigger darker organization behind this abhorrent event. Look into it, it just doesn't add up.'
Needless to say, it upset a few people.
Bindi Irwin's seemingly endless tributes to her boyfriend
First love: Bindi Irwin has found new love with her boyfriend Chandler Powell, 21, and has Instagrammed the pair at several different places, always captioning the photos with something sickly sweet
She's the wildlife warrior that Australia has watched grow into a beautiful young woman.
One look at the 19-year-old's Instagram and it's obvious she's smitten with her handsome beau, Chandler Powell.
Despite all of us being happy for the loved-up youngsters, a particularly cringe-worthy post included the pair standing by a camel and a heartfelt caption.
'Sharing life's most wonderful moments with the one you love … that's true happiness,' she wrote before adding her boyfriend's hashtag.
Roxy Jacenko spruiking many luxury products
Luxury! Taking to Instagram, Roxy Jacenko posted a picture of her taking a private jet to the Gold Coast with her family and some gal pals, the PR queen was giving the peace sign and carrying an orange Hermes Birkin, which retails for more than $10,000 per bag
Body beautiful: The PR queen is also a fan of the shameless bikini shot
PR queen Roxy Jacenko took to Instagram to spruik many luxury products, including her own life.
At Christmas, one particular post saw the bubbly blonde catch a private jet with her family and some gal pals for a break in the Gold Coast.
In the image, leggy Roxy is giving the peace sign, while wearing denim cuts off, and carrying an orange Hermes Birkin, which retails at a base price of $10,000.
Pete Evans strikes again
Healthy choice! Speaking of spruiking, celebrity chef Pete Evans took to his Instagram to promote a range of healthy eating choices, in this one it was organic virgin coconut oil, letting us know what we should be eating
Pete Evans took to Instagram to spruik more health food products.
Well known for his interest in the diet, Paleo Pete updated fans with his choice of food products (Organic coconut oil) even letting us that it was half price in an October post.
The handsome chef has become well-known for his interest in food, and telling others what the best things to eat is.
Hunky: Celebrity chef Pete Evans was also a fan of the shirtless selfie this year
Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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