#Australia

Dear Pauline Hanson...

Yianni Agisilaou | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yianni Agisilaou

G'day Pauline, Loved your work here. Yianni Agisilaou here. Long time listener, first time caller. Of Greek origin, you might be able to tell from t...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

The Lessons I Learnt From A Hostel (Not A Classroom)

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

People tend to make assumptions about gap years. I was probably not ready for university, not mentally stable enough to make it through the year or I ...

Thief Caught Trying To Steal Homeowner's Car Shot In Bum With Bow And Arrow

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

Attempting to steal a vehicle in Australia really came back to bite one thief in the backside - after an angry homeowner shot him in the bum with a bo...

Most Of The Great Barrier Reef North Of This Line Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech

If we ever had any reason to be optimistic about humans not totally destroying the planet we need to all live on, let’s have a brief reality check. ...

Eight Step Cheat Sheet For A Ripper Working Holiday In Australia

Dan Baker, StudentUniverse | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Baker, StudentUniverse

Australia is a perfect place for backpackers to combine work and travel. There is a huge range of jobs for foreign travellers, the wages are decent, and once you've saved up a chunk, you can go off and explore the country!

Mother's Family 'Wiped Out' After Theme Park Tragedy Kills Four

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

A mother has said her family has been “wiped out” after an accident at an Australian theme park on Tuesday. Kim Dorsett lost her daughter Kate Goo...

4 Killed In Australian Theme Park Accident

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

Above footage onboard ride is not from incident. Two men and two women have been killed in a “malfunction” at an Australian theme park. The “maj...

Someone Filmed A Spider So Large It's Trying To Eat A Fully-Grown Mouse

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Nope, nope, and three times nope. This eight-legged monster has been filmed in Australia trying to devour a fully-grown mouse as it scuttles across a ...

Tourist Fell 14 Floors To Her Death 'Trying To Escape Tinder Date'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Selfies Of Tinder Couple Before Woman Fell 14 Floors To Her Death ‘In Bid To Escape Him’ A New Zealand tourist was so afraid of an Austra...

'Unluckiest' Man In Australia Bitten On The Penis By A Spider For The Second Time

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

An Australian man has reportedly been bitten on his penis by a venomous spider for a second time. The 21-year-old tradesman was using a portable toile...

Gruesome Picture Shows Extent Of Surfer's Injuries After Great White Shark Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK

Graphic images have been shared online showing the extent of a teenager’s injuries after he was attacked by a great white shark off the coast of Aus...

Australian Man Brilliantly Tackles Racism With A Pot Of English Breakfast Tea

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

A diner who overheard two women engaged in a racist conversation about Aboriginal Australians used an unlikely weapon to teach them a message of toler...

Bindi Irwin Accused Of Animal Cruelty After Wrestling Massive Crocodile

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Bindi Irwin has been accused of animal cruelty after posting a video showing herself and a team of conservationists capturing a crocodile. The daughte...

Hero Brit Backpacker Dies After Being Stabbed Trying To Save Woman

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK

A British man who was critically injured when he tried to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed in a knife attack in Australia has died. Thoma...

Man Accused Of Brit Backpacker Murder 'May Have Been Obsessed' With Her

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

The man accused of murdered a British backpacker at an Australian hostel may have been obsessed with her and launched his attack after taking cannabis...

Blogger Writes Open Letter About Things Dads Are Praised For When Mums Are Criticised

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter criticising the way people react differently to when a father looks after the children, rather than mothers. Constan...

Australian Presenter Apologises For 'Ignorant' Transgender Comments

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

A popular Australian TV presenter apologised at length for his “ignorant jibe” at the expense of the LGBT community when he used the word “trann...

Olympic Mayor's Kangaroo Jibe At Australia

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK

An Olympic war of words has broken out over Australia’s discontent with the athletes accommodation provided at the Rio Games - prompting the city’...

The UK Has Gone to the Dogs, So Where Can We Escape To?

Jess Melia | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Melia

I've been thinking about moving abroad for years. I've often looked out of my office window and wistfully dreamt of finally doing my Masters in California, reuniting with my friends in Amsterdam, or going to work with giraffes in Kenya. Anything to take my mind off of the dire weather we so often face in England and I can't get away from.

Brexit: There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jojo Furnival

WRONG WAY, GO BACK. I walk underneath this sign every day. Every day, on my way to work in marketing and communications for a charity, I look at this sign.

After the Funeral, When Everyone has Gone Home

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

If you want to help Brendan Cox, or any bereaved friend, remember that the pain goes on for them. And on, and on, and on. You can help. Just be there. Take them out, let them cry, realise that they are a newborn trying to find out who they are going to become now that the world has ended. They will remember your kindness (or your stupidity) forever.

Roo-ful Thoughts

Judith Owen | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Owen

So I went to do a run of shows and festivals in Australia, shortly after the whole 'Harambe' incident and found myself longing to go to the local Koal...

60 Postcards in Australia: The Relaunch

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

I'm hitting Australia at the weekend for a 3-week trip, travelling around Melbourne, Adelaide, Cape Tribulation, Whitsunday and with a final night in Brisbane. There was absolutely no way I could head to the other side of the world for an adventure and not use this opportunity to scatter postcards as I go.

British Lecturer Killed By Great White Shark 'Bigger Than A Boat' While Diving

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

A British woman has been killed by a great white shark which was reportedly “bigger than a boat” while diving off the coast of Australia. Doreen C...