It can be exasperating to watch TV journalists struggle (or not bother) to shut down slippery and sexist/racist politicians, but when it’s done right, it’s oh so right. That’s what makes veteran Australian journalist Virginia Trioli’s handling of libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm so deeply satisfying to watch—a…
Canadian woman Melina Roberge—known on the internet as “Cocaine Babe”—was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after entering a guilty plea for attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia in 2016.
A non-binding survey of Australian citizens taken in November showed that the nation was overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage. On Thursday night, Australia’s Parliament passed a historic vote to legalize it.
In 1988, the body of 27-year-old Scott Johnson was found at the base of a cliff in Sydney, Australia. His death was ruled a suicide, but after the pieces didn’t add up, his family pushed for another explanation. Now, 30 years, and three inquests later, a judge has found that Johnson did not, in fact, take his own…
Australia is home to lots of adorable furry things, like wombats and koalas and platypus, but it’s also home to some absolute horrors that crawled straight from Satan’s toilet for no reason other than to terrorize humans. This is a video about the latter group.
As you may be aware, Australia has, for the last two months, been debating and conducting a national postal survey to determine whether its citizens would like to legalize same-sex marriage. As it turns out, Australians are “overwhelmingly” in favor of the measure.
In what has become a sort of annual tradition, a new private detective has alleged that Patrick McDermott, the ex-boyfriend of Australian icon Olivia Newton-John, faked his death in 2005 and is now living in Mexico.
Three months after winning a defamation suit against Bauer Media, the company responsible for publishing at least eight articles that a jury decided had painted Rebel Wilson as a “serial liar,” Wilson has been awarded $4.5 million (roughly 3.6 million in American dollars) in damages. BBC News reports the sum marks …
Much like the Simpsons at the end of “Bart vs. Australia,” Amber Heard is having the last laugh almost two years after her feud with the continent began. But before we get into this beautiful tale of revenge, allow me to give you a little refresher on this historic thunder-from-Down-Under.
If you’re well-studied in all matters octopus, perhaps this video will not surprise you. But for many of us, I imagine watching a giant octopus ooze across dry land is lowkey batshit.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard—you probably haven’t heard—but Ruel, a husky-voiced 14-year-old cherubim from Sydney, Australia, recently released an explosively catchy single called “Don’t Tell Me” and I’m not embarrassed to say that I have listened to it nine times since yesterday.
Another day means another opportunity to be enraged by Katy Perry. The self-consciously zany pop star has Australians saying, “Crikey!” after making a joke about her dog chasing koalas in a recent advertisement for her ticket giveaway collaboration with the department store Myer.
Police from the Australian state of Victoria announced on Thursday that Cardinal George Pell—Pope Francis’s top financial advisor and Australia’s senior Roman Catholic prelate—has been charged with sexual assault, the New York Times reports.
The ocean is full of mysteries, and somewhere down in the darkness one very special creature plunges her depths.
Be honest: this is so fucking relatable.
Are you ready for the greatest saga out of Australia since The Thorn Birds? Well, here it is: A rapper who goes by the name of “2pec” allegedly tried to dine and dash on several hundred dollars’ worth of seafood by walking into the ocean, but was pursued and finally arrested via jet ski.
A woman in Melbourne, Australia experienced the unique thrill of finding a highly poisonous tiger snake slinking around her Christmas tree on Sunday morning. Happy holidayssssssssss!
Let’s say it’s someone’s birthday, and you’re tasked with buying them a cake. You don’t want to do something obvious like, “Happy Birthday [FIRST NAME] [LAST NAME].” You want something more intimate. Something that suggests you know this person better than anyone else. So what do you do? You get them a cake that says,…
Would you buy lamb if a cis white dude wasn’t selling it to you?
A bewildering headline out of the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Robot Babies Not Effective Birth Control, Australian Study Finds.” How are they... how are they using the robot babies for birth control?