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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

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine,…

Sarah Gray | March 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

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 | February 10, 2013 - 9:00 am