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Woman Avoids Drug Driving Charges by Claiming THC was From ‘Passive Smoking’

The magistrate admitted that "scientists do not know everything about THC and its rate and method of absorption."
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Australia Today

The Best Way to Get Snot From a Whale Is to Fly a Drone Over its Blowhole

Australian researchers are using some very new techniques to collect snot from humpbacks.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Australia Today

Trump Was Happy He Didn’t Have to Get to Know Another Australian PM, Sources Claim

If Bill Shorten had won the election he would have become Australia's third prime minister in less than 12 months—a baffling prospect for Trump, apparently.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Australia Today

A Deadly Flu Season Has Already Killed 63 People in Australia This Year

Normally a few hundred cases of the flu will have have been reported by this time of the year. The total number of reported cases for 2019 is already more than 47,000.
Gavin Butler
2 days ago
Australia Today

At Least Four People on Manus Island Attempted Suicide after the Australian Election

The coalition government's shock win on Saturday night appears to have triggered a spate of attempted suicides in Australia's offshore detention centres.
Gavin Butler
2 days ago
Australia Today

Tony Abbott’s Going to Make Way More Money After Losing His Job

Tony's pension will be worth about $100,000 more than his MP salary was.
Gavin Butler
3 days ago
Australia Today

Traffic to New Zealand’s Immigration Website Skyrocketed After the Australian Election

Google analytics also showed a spike in Australians searching the words "moving to New Zealand"—particularly from Queensland.
Gavin Butler
3 days ago
Australia Today

Betting Agency to Lose at Least $5.2 Million After Paying Out Labor Bets Early

Bookies were so convinced Bill Shorten was going to win that they paid out $1.3 million to punters before a single vote was counted. Then Bill Shorten lost.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
Australia Today

Ivan Milat has Been Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer

Australia's worst serial killer was escorted from a high-security prison to a Sydney hospital on Monday. It's unlikely he'll ever go back.
Gavin Butler
5.15.19
Australia Today

New Laws in the ACT Aim to Acknowledge that Animals Have Feelings

The proposed laws would be the first in Australia to recognise animals as "sentient" beings, and bring harsh penalties against anyone caught mistreating them.
Gavin Butler
5.14.19
Australia Today

Torres Strait Islanders Made a Human Rights Complaint over Australia’s Climate Change Policy

A group of Islanders have gone to the United Nations over concerns that rising sea levels are threatening their homes.
Gavin Butler
5.14.19
crime

Victoria Police Raided the Wrong Property and Broke an Innocent Man’s Arm

“Police stuffed this one up,” said Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, while there are fears the victim may lose the use of his left arm.
Gavin Butler
5.13.19
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