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Culture

How Australia's Ban on Nicotine Vape Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.
Sam Nichols
4.23.19
Culture

How it Feels to Find Your Face Photoshopped Onto Internet Porn

We spoke to Noelle Martin about the day everything changed, and how she rallied for new legislation so others wouldn't face the same ordeal.
Ruby Harris
4.18.19
Australia Today

Laughing Gas to Be Used as Antidepressant in Australian Medical Trial

Participants will sit in a chair and inhale nitrous oxide for an hour at a time while they "relax and listen to nice music." Enrolments are now open.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
lifestyle

The Story of How Airbnb Ruined Byron Bay

...And turned rental property landlords into millionaires.
Nat Kassel
4.11.19
Australia Today

‘Teacher’s Pet’ Podcast Taken Down Ahead of Australian Murder Trial

The true crime series has been made "temporarily unavailable" in the interest of giving murder suspect Chris Dawson a fair trial.
Gavin Butler
4.8.19
crime

Things I've Learned About Homegrown Terrorism by Following the Alt-Right

In 2015 I started reporting from Reclaim Australia rallies. That movement has now reached a tragic culmination in New Zealand.
Royce Kurmelovs
3.22.19
Views My Own

Egging Politicians Is Good, Actually

The egging of a xenophobic Australian politician shows how much power there is in confronting your opponents in public and making them look dumb.
Karen Geier
3.21.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Let This Man Build a Huge Wood Bong for the Town of Woodenbong, You Monsters

A bunch of killjoys are trying to prevent Paul Pearson from fulfilling his destiny.
River Donaghey
3.19.19
cats

Cat Ladies Explain Why Cats Are Better Than Men

"They don’t go down to the pub with their mates and get drunk. They eat less food and they're cleaner."
Mirjana Milovanovic
3.15.19
Australia Today

Melbourne Man Admits He Killed an Airbnb Guest over Unpaid Rent

Thirty-six-year-old Ramis Jonuzi was strangled to death after he was unable to pay the $210 he owed his host.
Gavin Butler
3.5.19
Australia Today

Australia's Last Blockbuster is Finally Closing

That means there's only one Blockbuster store left in the world.
Gavin Butler
3.5.19
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
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