Australia

Australiana

This Australian Town Has an Elvis Festival for No Reason

Elvis never visited Australia but people in Parkes don't give a shit.
Igor Hill
2.7.19
Australia

This Australian Guy Used a Baby Shark as a Bong

He's since gone offline after copping serious backlash on social media.
Gavin Butler
2.6.19
Lunar New Year

Chinese Australians Reminisce on Scoring Red Pockets and Feasting on New Years

We asked people for their memories of food, family, and being interrogated about their marriage plans.
Christopher Kevin Au
2.5.19
climate change

Australia's Extreme Heatwaves Have Killed a Million Fish, Dozens of Horses

Temperatures in Port Augusta soared to 49.1ºC (120.4ºF) on Thursday, making it the hottest spot in the country.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
Australia Today

An NT Bar Owner Is Facing Backlash for Trying to Enforce a ‘No Blacks’ Rule

At least 15 staff quit the Darwin establishment last week, as the owner faces additional allegations that he owes more than $10,000 in unpaid wages.
Gavin Butler
1.23.19
Australia Today

Snakes at Melbourne Zoo Are Doing Aqua-Aerobics So They Don’t Get Fat

The zoo has installed what they believe to be the world's very first "hydro-gym": an exercise pool where reptiles can build muscle tone and stay fit.
Gavin Butler
1.21.19
Australiana

Welcome to the Desert Where Nuclear Tests Melted Sand into Glass

Maralinga is a remote part of South Australia where the UK tested nuclear weapons during the Cold War.
Joe Patterson
1.17.19
Australia Today

Malindo Air Crew Have Been Smuggling Drugs into Australia for Years, Police Allege

Investigators believe the Malaysian airline's attendants may have smuggled in at least $21 million worth of drugs over five years.
Gavin Butler
1.17.19
Drugs

A Melbourne Hospital Will Trial Magic Mushroom Therapy for Dying Patients

Australia's first shroom trial is set to take place at St Vincent's Hospital in April.
Gavin Butler
1.16.19
Australia Today

Sorry, but Your Nicotine-Free Vape Probably Contains Nicotine

Australian researchers tested 10 different "nicotine-free" vape liquids to find 60 percent of them contain nicotine.
Gavin Butler
1.14.19
Australiana

How a US Spy Base Turned Alice Springs Into an LGBTIQ Paradise

It's now home to the largest queer community in regional Australia.
Julian Morgans
Rhi Holmes
Laura Woods
1.10.19
Australia Today

A ‘Drug Overdose’ at Beyond The Valley Was Probably a Snake Bite

It's been revealed that 20-year-old Callum Edwards, who died of a suspected drug overdose last week, had tiger snake venom in his system.
Gavin Butler
1.10.19
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