Thousands Stung as Venomous ‘Jellyfish’ Invade Australian Beaches
Bluebottle stings are a normal part of life for Australian beachgoers, but this summer has been particularly intense due to high winds.
An Australian Rapper Named 2Pec Swam Into the Ocean to Dodge a $600 Seafood Bill
This is almost as good as the time Rich Homie Quan supposedly punched a bouncer and escaped on a speedboat.
Get Your Teeth Rattled with Sex Drive’s Latest Track of Snarling Aussie Punk
One of the best punk bands in Australia share a wild track from their forthcoming record.
A Chat to the Guy Who Invented Schoolies
In 1975 a Broadbeach hotel manager traveled to the US for Spring Break. Graduating high school in Australia would never be the same.
Tears Flow Over the Suspicious Death of 12-Year-Old Tiahleigh Palmer
On Saturday, Queensland police announced that a decomposed body had been identified as Tiahleigh. Sunday night saw 400 people attend her vigil.
Untangling Australia's Complicated Sex Laws at a Gold Coast Swingers Club
Welcome to the Chateau Vino where they don't sell alcohol, but do have 11 play rooms out back.
I Spent a Night Touring the Gold Coast’s Worst Rated Nightclubs
Why do people criticise the Goldy? We went to find out, armed with a list of reviews by anonymous internet whingers.
Photos of Artificial Tourist Paradises in Australia and Dubai
In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
Australia’s Gold Coast in the Sexy, Sexist 70s
Graham Burstow visited the Gold Coast every summer during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. His photos show us how the place has evolved.
Talking to Teens Before and After Schoolies
We interviewed five teenagers before and after schoolies to compare their expectations with reality. Historically this has been a story of unchecked impulses and reckless behaviour. How things have changed.
Queensland's Bikies are taking their Anti-Bikie Laws to the High Court
Queensland’s VLAD laws have outlawed 26 motorcycle clubs as criminal organisations. Now the bikies will try proving the laws are unconstitutional, before they’re implemented nationally.
Ying Ang Shoots Australia's Glamorous Crime Capital
Ying Ang's Gold Coast is a manufactured fantasy world where shysters rule.