Royce Kurmelovs

Australian Bushfires

Who to Blame for Australia's Bullshit Approach to Climate Change

Look these coal lobbyists in the eye. Remember their names.
Royce Kurmelovs
1.17.20
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
Weed Week

How Australia Can Legalise Recreational Weed Within Five Years

With the help of some legal experts we created a five-year plan.
Royce Kurmelovs
4.13.17
Stuff

Meet South Australia's Teenage Shipwreck Hunter

At just 18 years old Carl Von Stanke has already discovered three sunken ships everyone thought had vanished.
Royce Kurmelovs
8.16.16
Stuff

The 'Modern' Miss World Competition Is Still Boring and Sexist

No matter how much Miss World adapts by stripping out the overt sexism, it cannot escape the fact that a beauty pageant in essence is an elaborate fuckability contest.
Royce Kurmelovs
4.18.16
Stuff

Life Lessons from a Cynical Pawnbroker

"Every now and then you need to tell people to fuck off."
Royce Kurmelovs
12.7.15
Stuff

Cave Diving in the Nullarbor Is Like Floating in Space

How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the desert.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.18.15
Stuff

Ice Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make ice bugs look like the benchmark for addiction. But the truth is that you don't need ice to see them, and some ice addicts never do.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.27.15
Food

Australia's Largest Wine Producing Region Is Struggling

"They're telling us to diversify, grow something different. But people don't have the funds. You can't just go to the bank and grow something different."
Royce Kurmelovs
8.22.15
Travel

Meet the Couple Living Next to Australia's Most Notorious Murder Scene

Kryss Black and Rob Vanderveen want to turn the Snowtown bank where eight bodies were found in barrels in 1999 into an official tourist attraction that could give their struggling town an economic boost.
Royce Kurmelovs
8.12.15
News

The Far-Right Australians Fighting Muslims, the Left and Each Other

Inside the schisms and drama of Reclaim Australia.
Royce Kurmelovs
7.22.15
Stuff

Meet the Man Recruiting Vigilantes to Fight Crime in an Australian Town

A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Royce Kurmelovs
5.13.15