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National

Travel Warning Issued Against Sri Lanka

1 min read

Britain has joined the US and Australia in warning against travelling to Sri Lanka unless it is absolutely necessary and urging caution to those already in the republic.

News

News

The Refugee Roadtripping Through Regional Australia To End Racism

4 min read

Prudence Melom was just four years old when she and her family fled their home in Chad.

The Project

The Project

Statement from Minister Angus Taylor

1 min read

Statement from Minister Angus Taylor

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Australia Has No Business Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

6 min read

Like most people yesterday, I watched as flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral, overcome with shock, disbelief, horror and helplessness.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bloke Charged After Squirting Urine-Filled Water Pistol At Neighbour

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Heads Up, Grill'd Is Not Serving Any Meat Today

1 min read

If you're craving a beef patty or a juicy chicken breast, you'll have to find another burger joint because Grill'd is taking a meat break.

National

National

What It's Like To Live In Australia's Only Underground Town

4 min read

Nine hours from Adelaide sits Coober Pedy, a remote country town where people live underneath the red-hot sand to escape scorching 40-degree days.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Embarrassing Typo Spotted On Dozens Of Brisbane Buses

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Sport

Sport

FIFA's Asian Football Chief Re-Elected Despite Outcry After Hakeem Al-Araibi Case

1 min read

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has hailed the re-election of Asian football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, saying it will help the region move forward in stability.

National

National

Podcast Lists IKEA Products In The Name Of Daylight Savings

2 min read

Ever wanted to know how to pronounce IKEA's product names? The Swedish furniture giant might have a solution.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

These Fair Dinkum Aussies Are Straya's Finest

1 min read

Aussies are a different breed.

News

News

Interstate Food And A Giant What?! All The Best April Fools' Jokes Doing The Rounds

3 min read

The morning of April 1 is always a nightmare to navigate.

News

News

Thunder The Kookaburra Has Finally Found A New Home

1 min read

After social media whipped into a frenzy over a caged Kookaburra, he has finally found a home in Florida.

Life

Life

Is It Un-Australian To Have A Meat Pie Without Sauce?

1 min read

In the world of meat pies, are you #onthesauce?

National

National

This Woman Ate A Footy Meat Pie With A Fork And It's Dividing The Nation

1 min read

It's an undisputed Aussie food icon: the humble meat pie. But this footy fan's method of eating it has people outraged.

Crime

Crime

Graphic Evidence Blocked From Public In Justine Damond Ruszczyk Murder Case

1 min read

A Minneapolis judge has blocked the public and media from viewing graphic evidence during next week's much-anticipated trial involving a police officer charged with murdering Australian life coach Justine Damond Ruszczyk.

National

National

'Unprecedented': Flesh Eating Disease Wiping Out Entire Species

3 min read

In the last 50 years, a single disease has completely wiped out 90 species and caused the decline of 500 more, in what's now considered the greatest loss of biodiversity due to a disease.

National

National

Remains Of Indigenous People From UK Museum Finally Returned To Australia

3 min read

A small but "significant" ceremony held in the United Kingdom on Tuesday marked the return of 37 South Australian ancestral remains to Australia.

National

National

This Aussie Summer Came With A $2.2 Billion Price Tag From Natural Disasters

4 min read

A number of 'catastrophic' weather events sparking tens of thousands of insurance claims in three Australian states, have racked up a damage bill of more than $2 billion in just three months.

National

National

Calls For Aussie Venues To Cancel Phil Anselmo Gigs Over Nazi Salute Video

3 min read

There are calls for Australian venues to follow New Zealand's lead and cancel upcoming performances of a US heavy metal singer who was reportedly filmed giving a Nazi salute at a show in 2016.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Why Jacinda Ardern Should Be Prime Minister Of Australia And New Zealand

4 min read

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment so many of us started to fall in love with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

World

World

Antarctic Solar Farm To Soak Up Heat In World's Largest Desert

2 min read

An Australian research station in Antarctica is a little more enviro-friendly as of Tuesday, after a new solar farm was turned on the first time.

National

National

Koality Ride: Man Gets Surprise Passenger After Leaving Car Door Open

1 min read

A South Australian man has returned to his car to find a hitch hiking koala deadset on catching a ride.

Emma Betty

Emma Betty

How To Have A Craicing St Paddy's Day Down Under

4 min read

Brexit is looming on the horizon like an ominous cloud, bringing with it long waits in Spanish airports and more expensive French cheese (quelle horreur) to Britons.

Updated

Updated

The Australian Nazi 2.0, And Why We Need To Take The Threat More Seriously

5 min read

The far-right extremist behind the Christchurch mosque terror attack, who believes in 'white genocide' is part of a growing number of radicalized Anglo-Australians, experts warn.

National

National

Climate Strike: Some Of The Best Moments In Pictures

1 min read

Thousands of Australian students have defied calls to stay at school and are demanding action on climate change. 

National

National

QLD Rolls Out Emoji Number Plates Because ¯_(ツ)_/¯

1 min read

The Queensland Government has recently rolled out the world's first program allowing people to add an emoji to their license plates.

National

National

A Poll Just Ranked Sydney The 10th Worst City In The World

2 min read

Time Out magazine has ranked Sydney the 10th worst city in the world, while arch-rival Melbourne came out second best.

National

National

Australia's Sex Work Industry, Already Marginalised, Is Under Attack

5 min read

A year ago, US President Donald Trump signed a law which meant some sex workers in Australia lost their whole business overnight.

National

National

Bike Sharing Has A Short Life-Cycle In 'Unwelcoming' Sydney

4 min read

More global cities are embracing the ever-growing trend of share bikes, so how come Sydney won't?

National

National

Registered Firearm Numbers Pass Million Mark In One Aussie State

3 min read

It was a mass shooting that stunned the country.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Unmarried By 27? According To China You're A 'Leftover Woman'

4 min read

In 2007, the Chinese government coined the term ‘Sheng Nu’, which translates to ‘leftover woman’.

National

National

Up, Up And Hooray! Qantas Increases The Weight Limit For Carry-On Bags

1 min read

Good news jet-setters: the weight limit for carry-on baggage will double on all Qantas domestic flights.

News

News

Kerching! The 'King' Of Australian Coins Just Sold For $1.15 Million

1 min read

The $1.15 million paid is a world record for a penny and an Australian record for any coin.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

Why Catholics Have More In Common With Muslims Than They Think

4 min read

Religious minorities have had a rough ride in Australia.

National

National

Is This Australia's Most Confusing Road Rule Yet?

1 min read

Drivers have been left baffled by one of the most bizarre merging rules.

National

National

Surprise New Link Between Baby Formula And Obesity

1 min read

A decade-long Australian study has drawn a new link finding that feeding babies earlier can lead to childhood obesity.

National

National

Australia Has A Cocaine And Meth Problem, U.N. Says, As Drug Deaths Spike

3 min read

The alarm has been sounded on Australia's drug problem, with deaths at their highest level since the 1990s plus startling levels of cocaine and methamphetamine use, according to a major United Nations report.

News

News

Australia Is The 7th Healthiest Nation In The World

1 min read

Despite escalating warnings about obesity, Australia has been named one of the world's healthiest countries.

National

National

Accent Neutralisation Therapy Has 'Taken Off' In Australia

3 min read

Accent reduction therapy is being tapped into by more and more Australian employers, students and workers.

National

National

Australia's Mullet Queen And 'Best Ranga Mullet' Have Been Named

1 min read

The 2019 Mulletfest winners have been announced and women took out two of the biggest awards.

National

National

Cyclone Oma's Coastal Hazards Increase Dangerous Surf Conditions

1 min read

Upgraded to a Category 2 system on Saturday, people in southeast QLD and northeast NSW are being warned to "stay out of the water."

News

News

Saudi Sisters Stuck 'In Hiding' In Hong Kong Seek Asylum In Australia

2 min read

Going by the aliases Reem and Rawan, the siblings -- alleged victims of family violence -- were en route to Melbourne on Australian tourist visas when Saudi officials "attempted to kidnap them" at Hong Kong airport.

National

National

Watch This Snake Slither Up An Antenna To Eat A Bird

1 min read

In what is arguably video evidence that absolutely nowhere is safe from Aussie snakes, a python has been captured attempting to chomp down on a large bird while dangling above a NSW roof.

National

National

Extinction Of Tiny Aussie Rat 'Shames' Australia To The Rest Of The World

5 min read

Bramble Cay melomys, whose small population survived for years on a remote, isolated island, have become extinct.

Life

Life

Ladies and Gents, This Is Officially 'Straya's Best Sausage Roll

2 min read

The humble sausage roll is an undisputed Aussie food icon -- and now we know where to chow down on the best one in the country.

National

National

Homeless Teens Left Hungry Due To 'Emergency Relief' Cuts

2 min read

With emergency relief funding for Brisbane Youth Services being cut after this year, the city's young homeless population may go hungrier than ever.

News

News

Kids Are Being Badly Burned On Dangerously Hot Play Equipment

3 min read

Warning: Graphic images.

Sport

Sport

NRL Legend Mal Meninga Calls For Referendum On National Anthem

3 min read

The Indigenous All Stars had a big win against the Maoris, but it is not the impressive scorecard that is making headlines.

News

News

On Hate: Australia's Reluctance To Talk About It, Let Alone Deal With It

4 min read

Former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane knows the subject of his newly published fifth book, On Hate, all too well.

National

National

New 'Dark Figures' Reveal Extent Of Human Trafficking And Slavery In Australia

2 min read

Research from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has revealed thousands of cases of human trafficking and slavery victims in Australia.

National

National

The Collective Fight To Save 'Other Hakeems' Is Far From Over

4 min read

Hakeem al-Araibi's return to Australia was a big celebration. But his case was not an isolated one, and advocates say the fight for ‘other Hakeems’ isn’t over.

National

National

How To Spot The Email Scam Targeting Optus Customers

1 min read

We're being warned to be on the lookout for a malicious email scam hitting inboxes around the country.

National

National

The Hidden Meth Scourge Infesting Suburban Aussie Homes

2 min read

Our health and home could be affected by the nation's growing meth problem, and we may not even know it.

National

National

Bad News: A Coles Hot Chook Will Now Cost You An Extra Buck Buck Buck

1 min read

A hot BBQ chicken from Coles will now cost you a tenner after the supermarket giant followed Woolworths' lead and raised the price of a hot chook. 

National

National

The Aussie Town Where Motor Neurone Disease Is 7 Times The National Average

1 min read

The rural New South Wales town of Griffith has a startling rate of the deadly condition, also known as ALS.

News

News

Here's A List Of All The Aussie Faves Downsized Over The Years

2 min read

On Thursday we received heartstopping news from Cadbury, their family blocks are shrinking by a whopping 20 grams.

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O'Shanassy

When It Comes To The Environment, ScoMo Could Learn A Lesson From China

6 min read

The United States is known for audacious ideas. Some make little sense but are pursued relentlessly, like a border wall that will cost billions.

National

National

Foxtel Went Down Across Australia And People Did Not Cope

1 min read

Australian Foxtel customers experienced widespread outages on Monday night and were not having a bar of it.

National

National

Is Australia's Multiculturalism Going Through A Mid-Life Crisis?

6 min read

Almost 50 years since Australia adopted multiculturalism as a government policy, and its premise is still being debated. One conservative thinker says "promoting diversity for its own sake" is no longer good enough.

World

World

Thai Court To Hear Bahraini Extradition Request For Hakeem Al-Araibi

2 min read

A Thai public prosecutor on Friday submitted to a criminal court Bahrain’s extradition request for jailed footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who fled his country amid political upheaval and has refugee status in Australia.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Sorry, ScoMo, But A Million Jobs Ain't What They Used To Be

5 min read

A million seems like a big number.

National

National

Australia Ranked Second Worldwide For Shark Attacks

1 min read

Australia has received the unfortunate title of being the country with the second highest number of unprovoked shark attacks in the world.

Life

Life

Just Some True Blue Food Combos That All Aussies Love

1 min read

Beetroot on burgers. A cuppa and a Tim Tam. Vegemite on ... everything and anything. These fair dinkum foods are a match made in culinary heaven -- if you live down under, at least.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why Strayan English Is The Best Bloody Kind Of Talking There Is

4 min read

It should be no surprise that a study has found that immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds adopt Australian idioms more readily than those from Anglophone countries.

World

World

Aussie Refugee Footballer 'Losing Hope' In Thai Prison

2 min read

Hakeem Al-Araibi has been locked up in a Thai prison for close to three months but is still no closer to finding out whether he will be allowed to return to Australia or extradited to Bahrain.

World

World

'Courageous' Australian Writer Detained In China

1 min read

Australian consular officials are seeking to gain access to Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun who has been detained in China.

Ryan Sheales

Ryan Sheales

Frock This For A Joke! Women Have It Easier Than Men With Summer Officewear

2 min read

Men are fools -- we all know that -- but still, there is simply no good explanation for what hundreds of thousands of Australian office-working blokes did this morning.

Amy Thunig

Amy Thunig

Australia, Who The Bloody Hell Are You?

7 min read

As January 26 approaches for 2019, there has been an increase, more perhaps than in previous memory, of public discussion and impassioned debate about the event we have come to know as ‘Australia Day’.

News

News

How The World's Weakening Economy Affects Australia

3 min read

The latest World Economic Outlook projections of slowing global growth -- especially China's economic downturn -- do not bode well for the average Australian.

News

News

Pet Owners Warned After Snakes Swallow Pet Cats Whole

2 min read

Snake catchers are urging Aussies to keep their cats inside after a python deadset ate a family pet.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Australia Is In For Some Big Changes This Year

5 min read

Seismic shifts in Australia’s demographics this year will mean that Generations Y and beyond (Australians born since 1980) will become the largest proportion of the population.

Crime

Crime

MDMA Found Concealed In Champagne Bottles Being Imported From Europe

1 min read

Australian Border Force (ABF) officials have found 96 litres of MDMA concealed in bottles imported from Europe.

Sport

Sport

Matildas Coach Booted Over 'Unsatisfactory' Team Environment

2 min read

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has been sacked after surveys revealed players were unhappy with the environment and culture of the team.

Politics

Politics

Brexit Could Make Your London Holiday More Expensive

5 min read

The Brexit process might bring down the British PM, but what does Britain leaving the EU mean for Australia?

National

National

Mosquitoes Are Here To Ruin Not Just Summer, But Beer Drinking Too

3 min read

On the altar of health and science, Dr Cameron Webb sacrifices himself to mosquitoes.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

How Lazy Does A Dole Bludger Have To Be For Us To Starve Them?

4 min read

Language is a funny thing, isn’t it?

News

News

The (Dangerously) Close Ties Between Sports And Politics

3 min read

Soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi's plight has highlighted the nebulous relationship between the two worlds of sport and politics.

Sport

Sport

Cricket Heart-Throbs Fired From Tour Over Sex Boast

2 min read

India has suspended Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul "from playing any form of cricket" after their comments on a talk show.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Australia Just Marked Its Third Hottest Year Ever, And ScoMo Is Making It Worse

5 min read

It’s getting hot in here.

Sport

Sport

FIFA Demands Release Of Refugee Footballer Detained In Thailand

3 min read

International demand is growing for the release of refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who has been detained in Bangkok since November.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

How Can We Explain The Culture And Faith This Saudi Teen Is Trying To Escape?

5 min read

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is an 18-year-old from an influential Saudi family. She has decided to renounce her ancestral faith.

Politics

Politics

Rahaf Al-Qunun Given Refugee Status By UNHCR... Ball In Australia's Court

1 min read

The UN's refugee agency has ruled Saudi woman Rahaf Al-Qunun is a refugee.

Views

Views

Forget Merging SA And The NT. This Is The New State Australia Needs.

2 min read

The Proposed SA/NT Merger Doesn't Go Far Enough

News

News

Australia's Population Set To Reach 25 Million 24 Years Earlier Than Expected

39 sec video

It was previously predicted Australia would hit 25 million people in 2042.