australia

An Australian Woman Who Donated A Kidney To Her Boyfriend Was Applauded On Reddit (A Rare Occurrence)

This is one of the more heartwarming stories of internet notoriety.

Bronwyn Isaac | July 1, 2016 - 7:52 pm

In Honor Of Women’s Day Australia Unveils Female Pedestrian Signal

The traffic silhouette is designed after and dedicated to Mary Rogers, the first woman elected to local government in the state of Victoria, the second in Australia.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 8, 2016 - 4:30 pm

We Are All This Australian Boy Who Got Stuck In A Vending Machine

That’s the undeniable power of Oreos and biscuits.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 29, 2016 - 11:45 am

George Costanza-Themed Bar Opens In Australia

Canada has given us an Harry Potter themed bar and restaurant, but that’s nothing compared to the joy I felt when I discovered that Melbourne, Australia now has a George…

Katrin Higher | January 3, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Watch: The Overgrown Sheep Who Gave No Fucks Gets A Haircut

The totally overgrown puffball sheep who gave no fucks, or ‘Chris,’ was everyone’s hero for a day when he was discovered wandering around in Canberra, Australia having the time of…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 9:30 am

Australian Education Minister Bans Documentary About LGBT Families

Here’s a confusing story: There’s an Australian documentary called “Gayby Baby” about gay and lesbian couples raising children that has received accolades, sold out at the Sydney Film Festival as

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 9:00 am

8 Things That Happened to Us While Dating Abroad

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and…

Jessica Pan And Rachel Kapelke-Dale | August 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

Girls’ Breasts Not Being Big Enough To Be Groped Isn’t The Damn Point

I haven’t been following the Australian swimming community’s sexual abuse scandal. I only feel like I have been. That’s because these sorts of heartbreaking stories are so goddamned familiar: a coach is…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

In Case You Were Wondering, The World’s Sexiest Men Are From Australia

The semi-creepy travel dating website MissTravel took a survey of its members to find where the sexiest people in the world come from. The site asked both men and women to…

Claire Hannum | June 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Daily Squee: Baby Wombats Get Belly Rubs

As soon as I started dating an Australian, I began fantasizing about all the adorable animals Down Under who would someday become my friends. Koalas! Roos! Wombats! Sadly, this American…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Most Violent & Gruesome “Stay In School” PSA That You’ll Ever See (NSFW)

Warning: the video above is gross, violent and gruesome. It’s also an Australian PSA against cutting school, which understandably has people quite upset. Watch at your own risk. [Huffington

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For Homesick Australians

I’m going to make some sweeping generalizations about Australians. They have very cute, but oft-difficult-to-discern accents. They all come from places with silly names like Dingawoomba. Some of them drink…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Idiot Woman Throws “Africa-Themed” Birthday Party With Blackface & KKK Costume

The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

1920s Mugshots Are Way More Glamorous Than Today’s Mugshots

The Sydney Living Museum recently made public a series of mugshots taken from the 1920s. Yes, I know, I know, Australia’s always had a rep for being an island of…

Julie Gerstein | August 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Enterprising Weirdo Shoves Fork Into His Peehole, Ends Up In Hospital

We’ve all done something stupid in the name of sex, usually involving one too many tequila sunrises and men with neck tattoos. But one Australian man puts us all to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Australian Politician Tony Abbott Calls Female Colleagues “Feisty” With “Sex Appeal”

“They’re young, they’re feisty, I think I can probably say have a bit of sex appeal, and they are just very very connected to the local area.”
— This…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm

DVD Cover For “The Sapphires” Puts Chris O’Dowd Front And Center, Aboriginal Women In The Background

“The Sapphires” is reportedly one of the very best films of the the year. It’s won all kinds of awards! But the DVD cover is … problematic. The flick stars…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Prince George Gets A Baby Crocodile From The Government Of Australia

Some will send binkies. Some will send booties. Some will send rattles. But the government of Australia gave the newborn prince/their monarchal overlord Prince George Alexander Louis another sort of…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s “Small Breasts” And “Huge Thighs” Shouldn’t Be On The Menu

Even the prime minister of Australia is not immune of objectification and body-snarking: at a political fundraising dinner Julia Gillard was reduced to the significance of the quail served up…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Quick, Snuggle A Koala While You Still Can!

Frisky readers, you know I would never steer you wrong where adorable animals are concerned. And that’s why I’m telling you to hop the first plane the Australia and find…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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