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Woman Wins the Right to Have Her Sex Therapy Covered by Disability Insurance

An Australian woman with multiple sclerosis is set to receive $10,000 a year from the NDIS to fund sex therapy for "sexual release".
Gavin Butler
7.12.19
Australia Today

A Car Caught Fire During A Gender Reveal Burnout, Again

Using a colourful burnout to reveal an unborn baby's gender is becoming increasingly common and disastrous in Australia.
Gavin Butler
7.11.19
Australia Today

Ex-Inmates are Breaching Parole so They Can Return to Prison and Smuggle Drugs

Newly released prisoners in Queensland, Australia are intentionally getting locked up for the "lucrative" prospect of selling drugs on the inside.
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia-Bound Cocaine Has Again Washed Up in the Philippines

Hundreds of kilograms of pre-packaged drugs have popped up in Filipino waters over the last six months alone.
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
Australia Today

Australia is Fast Becoming One of the World’s Worst Climate Polluters

Burning coal and gas is the number one cause of the climate crisis, and Australia is the leading exporter of both. By 2030, things could get much worse.
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
Culture

How a Volunteer Firefighter Became a Serial Arsonist

David isn't sure how many wildfires he lit around Australia's southern coast—but he's very clear on what made him do it.
Julian Morgans
7.10.19
Australia Today

Doing Someone Else’s University Homework Could Soon Be a Crime in Australia

Helping a friend with an assignment or sitting an exam in exchange for money could land you in jail under proposed new laws.
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Alek Sigley Rejects North Korea’s Claims That He Is a Spy

The Australian student also said he has "no plans to visit the country again, at least in the short term."
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korean Media Accuses Alek Sigley of Being A Spy

The Australian student was reportedly arrested after being caught "red-handed" releasing photos and data to Western media outlets.
Gavin Butler
7.8.19
lifestyle

Western Australia Is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in the Asia Pacific

Other top contenders include New Zealand, Japan, and Fiji.
Meera Navlakha
7.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Australian Student Who Went Missing in North Korea Has Been Released

Alek Sigley, who had not been heard from in more than a week, has been returned "safe and sound."
Gavin Butler
7.4.19
Motherboard

These Are The Last Koalas Without Chlamydia

Kangaroo Island, off the coast of Southern Australia, may be the only place on Earth with a koala population free of chlamydia.
Madeleine Gregory
7.3.19
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