Diversity Is a Privilege Not a Right

Brendon Burns | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Multiculturalism and diversity are a privilege. Neither a right, nor a detriment: a goddamned, fight tooth and nail, thank your lucky stars every day for, privilege. Russell Brand was right about one thing: a shift in thinking is required.

Firefighter Shows Us What It Takes To Battle Australia's Massive Bushfires

The Huffington Post UK/JukinMedia | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

A volunteer firefighter has given us a unique perspective of what it's like battling the raging bushfires destroying larges areas of Southern Australi...

Dozens Of Pets Dead As Oz Wildfires Burn Kennel, Cattery

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of Australians fled their homes as wildfires raged across the nation's south on Saturday, with firefighters struggling to contain the blazes...

Sydney Kicks Off World's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

It's already 2015 in some parts of the world - Sydney has rung in the New Year with its awesome, annual fireworks display. Sydney greeted January 1...

Is This The Future For McDonald's? (We Hope So)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new health café has sprung up in Sydney, Australia. There's a hearty supply of lentils, fresh coffee brewed by baristas, orders placed on iPads and...

Drones And Kangaroos Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Tech

Kangaroos can now be added to the ever-increasing list of animals that don't play nice with drones. In this latest 'nature vs drones' video a femal...

Sydney Siege Gunman Should Be 'Chucked In The Sh**house' Says Muslim Funeral Boss

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

The body of the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege which saw two innocent people killed should be dumped at sea, a leading Islamic funeral direc...

Eight Children Found Stabbed To Death In House In Cairns, Australia

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Eight children have been found dead in a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns. A woman suffering stab wounds was also found in the prope...

If 9/11 Had Happened In 2014 Would We Have Seen WTC Selfies?

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Terrible public behaviour has always been with us. I believe that the taking of selfies at tragic events will subside as people establish new norms of public etiquette. At present we just don't know how to behave.

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

Three Dead After Sydney Siege, Including Gunman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site New South Wales Police has confirmed three people have been pronounc...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Police Storm Cafe As Sydney Siege Hostages Flee (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

One hostage and a gunman are believed to be dead after police stormed a Sydney cafe where a hostage-taker has been holding an unknown number of people...

Sydney Hostage Taker Was Investigated Over Violent Death Of Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

The hostage-taker currently holding several people in a chocolate cafe in Sydney has been named locally as self-proclaimed sheikh and alleged sex offe...

Uber Called 'Shameful' For Sydney Siege Response

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

Taxi firm Uber has been condemned for putting up prices in Sydney after the hostage taking, being labelled a "shameful disgrace". Prices for fares ...

(LIVE UPDATES) Armed Hostage Situation In Sydney, With Black Arabic Flag In Window

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale and Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A hostage situation is ongoing inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city, which appears to be being conducted by a gunman claiming ...

This Is Why Australians Always Check Their Shoes Before Putting Them On

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We couldn't think of anything worse than finding a deadly-looking spider (or snake, for that matter) in your shoe. A thread on Reddit entitled "Thi...

Farage Fails Most Basic Fact Check With Misleading Australian Voting Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has been widely mocked after using a very suspect a example to justify claims that bad behaviour by MPs in parliament doesn't alienate yo...

Heartless Thief Steals Child's Cricket Bat From Phil Hughes Memorial

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

A young child who left his bat out in memory of the late Phil Hughes has been left heartbroken after it was stolen. Remarkably, Charlie Farrington,...

Aussie Cricket Captain's Eulogy For Phil Hughes Was Truly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke broke down as he delivered a heartbreaking eulogy for Phil Hughes, his teammate and "little brother" who died...

I'm a Feminist, Hear Me Roar!

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

For some reason, society has deemed the word "feminism" as a negative concept. Since when did the desire to live in a society that respects gender equality become an offence?

Forever 63 Not Out

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

"Just not fair". The first three words of my brother's message to me after I told him that Phillip Hughes had passed away on Thursday...

Thinking About Phillip Hughes

Paul Hobson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Sport
Paul Hobson

Phillip Hughes' death is a tragedy on so many levels, not least the cutting down of a talent on the cusp of truly flourishing. But more, it's times like this that remind those of us with a tendency to get caught up in its ebbs and flows that sport is simply a game, no more no less, played by human beings of infinitely worth more than whatever scores they muster.

Phil Hughes Is Now Officially 'Forever 63 Not Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Sport

Phillip Hughes, the Australian cricketer who died tragically this week after being hit by a ball, will remain "forever 63 not out" after the scorecard...

A Country Boy Who Chased His Baggy Green Dreams

Andrew Ramsey | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Andrew Ramsey

Phillip Hughes never lost the grounding of a rural upbringing on his journey to Test cricket...In essence, it's this grounding that helped to explain why the plight that Hughes so lucklessly and undeservedly found himself in touched the hearts of so many. Teammates past and present, greats of the game, fellow sportsmen and women, friends, casual acquaintances and so many fans who simply enjoyed watching him go about his work for whatever team, in whatever format. His innate competitiveness and unclouded vision of where he wanted to get to meant he - and, by osmosis, his team - was so often able to find a way to succeed regardless of opposition attempts to quell him.