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Australian Officials Take Germophobia Too Far, Try To Ban Kids From Blowing Out Birthday Candles

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is going to extreme measures to prevent the spread of germs amongst children. The council has set forth some stringent, new guidelines…

Ami Angelowicz |

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Whose Beautiful Mullet Got Him Kicked Out Of Bar

Oh Australia, what were you thinking? A bar in Perth in the Land of the Criminals kicked a guy out for having a mullet haircut. A bouncer at Print Hall’s…

Julie Gerstein |

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That’s why I’m loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne…

Jessica Wakeman |

Australia Enacts Paid Parental Leave For Dads, Gay Couples

In America, we don’t have even have nationwide paid maternal leave. We just have the Family And Medical Leave Act, which ensures three months of unpaid job-protected leave for a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Check Out The Awesome Street Style In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s Fashion Week is on right now, but what’s happening on the streets is just as interesting as the catwalk. Maybe it’s because Australia’s a bit more isolated from the…

Julie Gerstein |

Be My Boyfriends: The Guys Who Stole A Penguin From Sea World

You guys like animals, I love animals. You guys like getting drunk, I like getting drunk. It seems like we’d get along. After all, it’s not every day that three…

Julie Gerstein |

Style Stealer: Aussie Megan Washington’s Lacy Look

Meghan Washington is an Australian musician who performs under the moniker Washington. For some reason, she was at the premiere of the new Aussie flick, “Wish You Were Here” last…

Julie Gerstein |

5 Things You Should Know About Lucas Pittaway, The New Breakout Star Of “The Snowtown Murders”

The first thing you’ll notice about 19-year-0ld Lucas Pittaway is his striking resemblance to fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. But aside from his Ledger-esque curly locks and good looks, Pittaway’s got…

Julie Gerstein |

18 Incredible Vintage Women’s Mugshots

We often joke that Australia is a country of criminals, so it’s fascinating to see a little snapshot from the country’s actual criminal past. The New South Wales Police Department…

Julie Gerstein |

Girl Talk: We Made A Long-Distance Relationship Work From 10,000 Miles Away

I was finishing college when I met my husband, Jason*, a carefree, polite Australian with dreamy blue eyes and shaggy brown hair who was on an extended working holiday. The…

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IKEA Sydney Creates “Man Cave” For Men Who Cannot Handle Furniture Shopping

Foosball, cricket, video games and hot dogs — it’s just another afternoon at Sydney IKEA’s new “man cave,” where weary husbands and boyfriends can unload while the womenfolk…

Jessica Wakeman |

Sexspresso And Rock Hard Coffees May Contain Viagra, Health Authorities Warn

Coffees with sexual enhancement properties do come with some, um, perks. But Australian health officials say to put the java down. Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the coffee brands…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Male Politician “Meows” At Female Colleague In Flagrant Act Of Immaturity

This is the kind of BS that women in politics have to put up with: David Bushby, a male politician in Australia, was told not to interrupt by…

Jessica Wakeman |

Swimsuit Featuring Hindu Goddess Causes Outrage And Anger

What’s in a swimsuit? Well, if it’s got an image of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi on it, apparently a lot. Hindus are outraged after Australian designer Lisa Blue trotted a…

Julie Gerstein |

Today’s Lady News: Aussies Won’t Let Lesbian Teen Take Her GF To School Dance

Hannah Williams, 16, of Melbourne, Australia, says she can’t bring her 15-year-old girlfriend Savannah Supski to the school’s formal dance, but that she could bring a male date instead.

Jessica Wakeman |

Oprah Bringing Her Entire Studio Audience To Australia

Yesterday, Oprah kicked off her 25th season. The guests for the show were a total snoozefest—Don Johnson, Paul Simon, and John Travolta, of whom the Big O said, “Twenty-five…

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Australian Pottymouths Fined Up To $300 For Public Cussing

Civil liberties nightmare or a f**king great idea? Police in Queensland, Australia, now have the authority to fine citizens $100 to $300 for committing the “public nuisance” of cussing in…

Jessica Wakeman |

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim’s skinny jeans could have been removed without “collaboration.” Gonzales and the alleged victim,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today In Stupidity: Gay Dog Discrimination

Every now and then, we come across a story so absurd that it’s almost hard to figure out where to begin with mocking it mercilessly. So here goes: A restaurant…

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