Gavin Butler

Environmental Extremes

As Drought-Hit Australia Burns, Victims Cling to the Idea That Climate Change Is 'Unproven'

The northeast interior has become a case study in global warming. Here we see the ramifications of a changing climate, but also how humans hold onto preconceptions regardless of new evidence.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
Environmental Extremes

This Is What Australia's Recycling Crisis Looks Like

In 2018 China stopped accepting our recyclable waste. We've been dumping it in landfill and stashing it in warehouses ever since.
Gavin Butler
Julian Morgans
9.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Knew He Was Getting Fired, so He Brought a Clown to the Meeting

When the redundancy papers were handed over the clown started mime crying.
Gavin Butler
9.16.19
Australia Today

A Seal Helped Police Pull Off a $1 Billion Drug Bust

A gang of international drug smugglers was thwarted when a disgruntled elephant seal cornered them on the beach, forcing their arrest.
Gavin Butler
9.13.19
Australia Today

Dead Bodies Move While Decomposing, Australian Researchers Find

"I was amazed when I saw it, especially how much the arms were moving," said one of the researchers. "It was astounding."
Gavin Butler
9.12.19
Australia Today

The Manus Island Detention Centre is Nearly Empty

There are just six asylum seekers and refugees left in the controversial offshore processing facility, with most of them being transferred to Port Moresby.
Gavin Butler
9.12.19
Australia Today

Farmer Jailed for Smuggling ‘Outstandingly Dangerous’ Batches of Garlic into Australia

Thousands of garlic bulbs imported under the guise of 'office supplies' could have contained the single biggest threat to Australian biosecurity.
Gavin Butler
9.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Zealand Woman’s Lungs Punctured During Acupuncture Mishap

The 33-year-old expressed pain as the needles went in and said they felt “extremely deep." Hours later, she was sent to the local hospital's emergency department.
Gavin Butler
9.10.19
Australia Today

Australian Pair Arrested for Impersonating Cops and Issuing On-the-Spot ‘Fines’

In one case, the men drove a victim to a petrol station so he could withdraw money and pay the "fine."
Gavin Butler
9.9.19
Australia Today

Meet the Australian Marsupial That Literally Shags Itself to Death

Researchers confirmed that male kalutas are dying en masse after "intense" mating sessions driven by polyamorous females.
Gavin Butler
9.9.19
Australia Today

Two Kids Hiding in a Dumpster Got Scooped up by a Garbage Truck

The truck's next stop just so happened to be a Melbourne police station.
Gavin Butler
9.5.19
Australia Today

A Melbourne Ice Addict Dressed Up as a Cop and 'Raided' Another Drug User's House

He beat two men so badly with a hammer that legitimate police officers later thought they were dead.
Gavin Butler
9.4.19
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