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When Politics Becomes Blood Sport - Welcome to 'The Killing Season', Power Aussie Rules Style

Alastair Campbell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alastair Campbell

The Killing Season is extraordinary TV but sad to watch. Because ultimately it is a story of bad politics that failed because people simply could not work together in a way that made the team greater than the sum of the egos of the individuals.

Hundreds Of Nude Swimmers Celebrate Winter Solstice Down Under

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Summer solstice celebrations were unfolding in Britain this weekend – but spare a thought for those doing the opposite in Australia. Specificall...

LGBT Party Planned To Celebrate Divorce Of Christian Couple Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

More than 160,000 people have reportedly confirmed they will attend a party to celebrate the divorce of a Christian couple who said they would break-u...

The Psychology of Globalization - Explained by Cultural DNA

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

If you're a traveller looking for something that takes a richer and more longitudinal approach; a business person or civil servant looking for insight beyond the usual Dos, Don'ts, honorifics, platitudes and rituals; a student of the humanities and social sciences wanting something more grounded in the world today; or a seasoned dinner party socialite and pub quiz pro looking for a global Zeitgeist to boost your social capital - then this is definitely the book for you. There's plenty to learn, it sinks in easily, and this is the sort of book that you'll find yourself marking-up and folding page corners on.

Disabled Victims of Domestic Violence Are Failed Here Too

Polly Neate | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

This is a different phenomenon from the carer who is overwhelmed by exhaustion and frustration, and takes it out on the cared-for partner. This is deliberate, coercive, controlling abuse: it is domestic violence. And it is vital to support professionals, particularly those working with vulnerable adults, to recognise and respond appropriately to both.

Here's What 'Fast And Furious' Would Look Like With Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Underground drone racing appears to have taken off in Australia, giving competitors the chance to enter a league that comes complete with its own set ...

Christian Couple Threatens To Divorce If Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

A Christian couple in Australia has promised to end their 10-year marriage should the government make same-sex marriage legal. According to Nick Jense...

Gay Marriage Won't Work In Australia Because 'The Irish Can't Grow Potatoes'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

An Australian political commentator on Monday urged his countrymen not to follow Ireland’s lead and legalise gay marriage because the Irish are "peo...

Cafe Owner Responds To Complaint About A Mother Breastfeeding In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a man complained to a cafe owner about a woman breastfeeding nearby, she was having none of it. The “middle-aged gentleman” told the owner...

Tony Abbott Misunderstands The Point Of Education In Yet Another Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shown how spectacularly out of touch with the modern world he is by quite literally laughing the idea of tea...

British Grandmother Has Just One Last Hope To Avoid Indonesian Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

A British grandmother due to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia has just six months to lodge an appeal, which experts say is her “last hope”...

'Will You Marry Me?' Prince Harry Gets More Than He Bargained For From Aussie Student

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Prince Harry got a kiss down under from a very enthusiastic young royals fan during his Australia tour, even saying he'd "think about" marrying her. ...

Ready Meals Are Ruining Our Attempts To Find Aliens

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech

Australian astronomers at the Parkes telescope have finally found the cause for a mysterious signal that was being picked up by the country's most fam...

Bali 9's Last Moments Revealed As KFC Supper And Round Of Amazing Grace

Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

The eight prisoners executed last night in Indonesia bravely refused blindfolds and sang Amazing Grace and Bless The Lord O My Soul, before their sing...

Commuter Defending Woman From Islamophobic Rant Proves There Is Still Some Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from an Islamophobic tirade on a train in Sydney. In the shocking video, an elder...

French Tourists Charged With Trying To Burn Australian Quokka

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

Two French tourists have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly attempting to set fire to a quokka on Australia’s Rottnest Island. Quo...

Being Mindfully Frazzled

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I wasn't working in the past I'd feel obligated to start cramming myself with information; what disasters are happening in the world war-wise, airplane-crash wise, inflation-wise, hurricane-wise and Jeremy Clarkson-wise; the list is endless. When I don't work I start feeling like, "Dear God, who will want to see me if I don't have news or gossip to spew out?"

Huge Blunder As Disability Summit Exposed As 'Not Wheelchair Accessible'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Organisers of Australia's National Disability Summit in Melbourne have come under fire - because the event wasn't wheelchair accessible. Only seven...

Australian Woman Charged For 'Assaulting Police Officer With Breastmilk'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

A woman from Perth, Australia, has been charged with assaulting a police officer - with her breastmilk. A female officer at Rockingham Police Stati...

Going Down Under

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I really don't remember anyone looking up at me with curiosity, it's usually a look of "What the hell are you looking at, weirdo?"

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

The 14 Most Fecking Stupid Things Tony Abbott Has Done

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

He's just come under fire for making a "patronising" St Patrick's Day message (see video below). But is this latest gaffe the worst thing Tony Abbott ...

Nothing To See Here, Just A Dog Watching Two Koalas Wrestling

Storyful | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The state of Victoria, Australia, is home to a large koala bear population. That isn’t to say Ashton expected the sight that awaited him when he wen...

This Is How Tough Austrailan Prime Minister Tony Abbott Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

In one of the more surreal clips of recent weeks, Tony Abbott has been recorded inexplicably eating a raw onion complete with skin, as if it were an a...

The Most Aussie Thing to Happen This Week (Imho)

Xavier Toby | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

"Beer thieving pig gets drunk and start a fight with cow" Great headline, however I'm sure it's something that goes down in many Australian households every Friday night.