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Australian Man Takes a Piss in His Backyard, Triggers a Radiation Alert

The man self-discharged from hospital after receiving nuclear medicine. When he got home, his urine contaminated his backyard and exposed his family to radiation.
Gavin Butler
8.1.19
Australia Today

Inmates at Australian Juvenile Detention Centre Steal Guard’s Keys and Incite A Riot

It's thought that some of the rioters intended to kill or seriously harm inmates who were sex offenders.
Gavin Butler
7.22.19
Australia Today

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
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
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
Australia Today

Blind People Receive Letters from Australian Government in Format They Can’t Read

The NDIS has been sending vision-impaired people vital communications in the form of non-braille letters and PDFs.
Gavin Butler
7.1.19
Australia Today

An Australian Student has Gone Missing in North Korea

Alek Sigley, 29, was living in Pyongyang and working as a tour guide organising trips for foreign students.
Gavin Butler
6.27.19
Australia Today

An Australian Pilot Fell Asleep Mid-Flight and Overshot his Destination by 78km

A safety report later found the pilot hadn't slept for 24 hours before the flight.
Gavin Butler
6.26.19
Australia Today

Sydney Has Officially Declared a Climate Emergency

The council voted unanimously on the declaration, and has called on the Federal Government to respond urgently.
Gavin Butler
6.25.19
Australia Today

Postal Worker Throws Package on Roof, Leaves Instructions to Get it Down

"I accidentally threw your parcel on top of the roof," the delivery notice read. "Use maybe a broom to get it down."
Gavin Butler
6.25.19
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