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Jarryd Bartle

Writer and consultant

Jarryd Bartle is a lawyer turned consultant and writer on sex, drugs and crime.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

You Might Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day If You Knew Its Bloody Origins

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Many will be celebrating February 14th by giving flowers and chocolates to their sweethearts, but this schmaltzy holiday has some sinister beginnings.

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The ACT's Cannabis Laws Come Into Effect This Week. Here's What You Need To Know.

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New cannabis cultivation and possession laws come into effect in the Australian Capital Territory on Friday, January 31. But they’re not what most cannabis enthusiasts would be hoping for.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Here's How They Catch A Bushfire Arsonist

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A 79-year-old man from South Australia has been arrested over the weekend and charged with four counts of causing a bushfire.

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Jarryd Bartle

Why People Start Bushfires

4 min read

Australia is one of the most fire prone places on Earth.

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Jarryd Bartle

'Extreme' Body Modification: Beauty Is All About Perspective

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The internet was abuzz this week upon hearing about Amber Luke from NSW, who underwent an excruciating procedure to have her eyeballs tattooed blue.

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Jarryd Bartle

'Climate Doomers' Think It's Too Late Even If The World Listens To Greta

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“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”

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Jarryd Bartle

No, The New 'Joker' Movie Will Not 'Cause' Incel Violence

5 min read

A mix of terror, outrage and occasional admiration has been the response to the new 'Joker' film starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The Athletes Risking Death For Gastro Glory

4 min read

Earlier this month a 41-year-old California man died after taking part in a taco-eating competition during a minor league baseball game.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

What To Do When Kangaroos Attack Your Family

3 min read

This week in NSW, a five-year-old boy was playing in his backyard when a kangaroo tried to "maul" him.

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Jarryd Bartle

When Taking Meth Was A Normal Part Of Life

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Every year, more than 45,000 Australians are arrested over meth, MDMA or amphetamine-related offenses -- but this hardly used to be the case.

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