#Australia

The Apology and Beyond. How We Must Confront Racism in Australia

Kevin Rudd | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Kevin Rudd

The secret for our national future in this troubled world is to be the west in the east and the east in the west. Comfortable and conversant with the multiple cultures of our region, and respectful of their diversity. Just as we are comfortable and engaged with the multicultural society we have become at home.

Backpackers Escape From Attack Compared To Gruesome Horror Film

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

An Australian man has been charged over the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of two female backpackers on a beach south of Adelaide, in a incid...

Wife Who Crashed Her Own Funeral To Spite Murderous Husband Has One Inspirational Message

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

"Surprise! I'm still alive!" These are the words Noela Rukundo never thought she would have to say. Five days earlier, Noela had been visiting h...

The Australia Habitat Crisis

Frontier | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Australia still carries an image of a largely untamed landscape and extreme wilderness. In that way it still goes hand in hand with our view of the Arctic regions, much of Africa and the Amazon. Maybe it's an 'A' thing? Anyway, unfortunately Australia hasn't avoided the seemingly relentless march of habitat loss, destruction and the problems caused by changing environment.

Moving to Australia at the Age of 30: Things to Do Before You Go

Jojo Furnival | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Hi! ​My name is Jojo, I'm a writer and editor, I've just turned 30 and I'm moving to Australia in March 2016. No, I'm not doing it the adult way, I don't have a work visa - Lord, no - I'm grasping my last chance to spend one (hopefully two) years 'bumming around' (technical term) and becoming reacquainted with a long lost friend of mine: Relaxation. Yes, that's right, I have a working holiday visa.

Six Great Places to Go Backpacking with the Family

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Backpacking with family can be a one of a kind experience, one that will undoubtedly bring you closer together as a family unit and it will help to broaden the minds of your children. But it's no secret that family backpacking adventures have to be catered for with a different approach.

Aussie Teenager Planned To Plant Bomb Inside 'ISIS' Kangaroo

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

An Australian 19-year-old plotted to fill a kangaroo with explosives, paint it with the so-called Islamic State symbol and set it on police as part of...

Aussie Men Accidentally Foil Robbery, Give THE Most Australian Interview Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

Two men who accidentally foiled a robbery have spoken out about their heroic act in the most Australian way possible, leaving three television anchors...

QUIZ: Can You Speak Australian?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Another year, another Australia Day. Time to find out if you could hold your own in the wild world of Aussie slang. Do you know your drongos from your...

QUIZ: How Australian Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy

It's Australia Day, so it's time for us to look down under and understand why Aussies love to be Aussies. But what about you? Even if you live in thes...

Why Australia Day Can F*** Off

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

It shows a staggering level of disregard for the indigenous population. We committed genocide. Probably best not to rub it in. Even the deep South of the US have finally admitted that the confederate flag is f*cked up. South Africa celebrates and documents the end of Apartheid, not the day it was invented. It's gross, just so damn gross.

Australia Celebrates Capture Of Biggest Ever Deadly Spider And Then Asks Public For More

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

A reptile park in Australia is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever male funnel-web spider - but that's not because one of the deadliest spide...

Amazing Video Shows Two Aussies Scupper A Robbery In The Simplest Way

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

Warning: Some strong language When two men accidentally stumbled upon a robbery in progress, they couldn’t let the perpetrators get away - so the...

Man Bites Head Off Live Rat To Show He 'Doesn't Give a F*ck' (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

A man has been filmed biting the head off a live rat before posting it on Facebook in an attempt to.... well that's not exactly clear. Matt Maloney...

Sharks in Australia

Steve Backshall | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

Doing what I do for a living, I spend my waking hours weighing up the potential of misadventure against the likelihood, the steps you need to take to minimize danger against the worst possible outcome. The risk of shark attack in Australia is tiny, but the potential effects are catastrophic, and so I cannot in good faith just tell my Aussie supporters to carry on swimming anytime, anywhere.

British Backpacker Missing After Jumping Off Australian Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A British backpacker is feared drowned after jumping off a bridge in Australia "for a bit of fun". The 30-year-old was the first of four friends wh...

Why I Decided to Spend My Life Savings on Travelling

Rosie Duffield | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Duffield

As I thought back to the last few days I'd had in Spain, I realised one thing: I didn't want to go back to the UK. I could feel the heat rising up my body and my palms were becoming clammy. What was it that was making my pulse race so much? The thought of returning to work? The weather? The lack of adventure ahead?

Piers Morgan Defends Cricketer Chris Gayle's 'Sexist' Comment To Female Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of his friend, the cricket superstar Chris Gayle, who was embroiled in a sexism row on Monday morning. The n...

Australian Anti-Drugs Campaign Looks Like It Was Made By Someone High On Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

An anti-drug campaign is being roundly mocked after it attempted to warn teens against the dangers of marijuana use, by using a disturbingly human-siz...

This Mormon Church Did Something Excellent For Its Muslim Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

It seems that only too often in the news we hear about religious division - but it seems there's still some hope left after a Mormon church encouraged...

Australian Newspaper Prints 'Racist' Cartoon Response To Climate Change Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A cartoon published in an Australian national newspaper showing Indian beggars chopping up solar panels in an attempt to eat them has been lambasted f...

Thousands Raised To Help Families Of Missing Australian Surfers 'Bring Them Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

As fears grow for the safety of two Australian surfers who went missing in Mexico, fundraisers have managed to collect thousands of dollars to help th...

Gay Teen Thanks Warwick Rowers For Helping Him Come Out With Their Nude Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university rowing club received an unlikely letter from a fan when a 17-year-old boy from Australia wrote to thank the club for helping him to accep...

Boy Singing National Anthem Through Case Of Hiccups Proves Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

A boy has warmed the hearts of thousands after bravely persisting through a case of the hiccups to perform the Australian national anthem. Seven-ye...

British Man Dies In Australian Wildfire Trying To Save Girlfriend's Beloved Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A Sheffield man has been killed after he was caught up in fierce Australian wildfires. Thomas Butcher was trying to lead his girlfriend’s horse ...