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Pretty Sure This Koala Is an Anti-Monarchist Pretty Sure This Koala Is an Anti-Monarchist

In 1999, Australia held a referendum on whether to become a republic, deciding whether to chuck out Queen Elizabeth II as their technical head of state in favor of an elected official. It failed, but the country is chugging along toward another try. And I know how this koala will be voting!

Australia Has Damn Near Got Cervical Cancer Beat  Australia Has Damn Near Got Cervical Cancer Beat 

Australia is on track to eliminate cervical cancer, according to a new report, while here in America we’re still dragging our feet on the HPV vaccine in case it makes teens horny, or whatever.

Kangaroo at Large in Austria, Which Is Definitely Not Australia  Kangaroo at Large in Austria, Which Is Definitely Not Australia 

Whatever is happening here, it feels like a long con.

Hannah Gadsby Is Writing a Memoir About Quitting Comedy Hannah Gadsby Is Writing a Memoir About Quitting Comedy

We are born, we quit comedy, we die. Sometimes, like if we produce a brilliant hit standup special along the way, we even write memoirs. It’s the natural life process.

Australian Archbishop Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-Up Gets House Arrest Australian Archbishop Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-Up Gets House Arrest

A former archbishop in Australia was let off easy following a conviction for his role in concealing child sex abuse, with officials determining he could serve his one year jail sentence at home.

Australian Journalist Asks Woman-Hating Male Senator, Why So Bitchy? Australian Journalist Asks Woman-Hating Male Senator, Why So Bitchy?

It can be exasperating to watch TV journalists struggle (or not bother) to shut down slippery and sexist/racist politicians, but when it’s done right, it’s oh so right. That’s what makes veteran Australian journalist Virginia Trioli’s handling of libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm so deeply satisfying to watch—a…

Judge Condemns Cocaine Smuggler's Addiction...to Social Media Judge Condemns Cocaine Smuggler's Addiction...to Social Media

Canadian woman Melina Roberge—known on the internet as “Cocaine Babe”—was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after entering a guilty plea for attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia in 2016.

Australia Just Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Australia Just Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

A non-binding survey of Australian citizens taken in November showed that the nation was overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage. On Thursday night, Australia’s Parliament passed a historic vote to legalize it.

30 Years Later, Australian Judge Rules Gay Man's Death a Hate Crime 30 Years Later, Australian Judge Rules Gay Man's Death a Hate Crime

In 1988, the body of 27-year-old Scott Johnson was found at the base of a cliff in Sydney, Australia. His death was ruled a suicide, but after the pieces didn’t add up, his family pushed for another explanation. Now, 30 years, and three inquests later, a judge has found that Johnson did not, in fact, take his own…

Australian Woman Grudgingly Gives Ride to Enormous, Freeloading Spider

Australia is home to lots of adorable furry things, like wombats and koalas and platypus, but it’s also home to some absolute horrors that crawled straight from Satan’s toilet for no reason other than to terrorize humans. This is a video about the latter group.

Australians Vote 'Overwhelmingly' in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage  Australians Vote 'Overwhelmingly' in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage 

As you may be aware, Australia has, for the last two months, been debating and conducting a national postal survey to determine whether its citizens would like to legalize same-sex marriage. As it turns out, Australians are “overwhelmingly” in favor of the measure.

Yet Another Reminder that Olivia Newton-John’s Ex-Boyfriend Probably Faked His Death Yet Another Reminder that Olivia Newton-John’s Ex-Boyfriend Probably Faked His Death

In what has become a sort of annual tradition, a new private detective has alleged that Patrick McDermott, the ex-boyfriend of Australian icon Olivia Newton-John, faked his death in 2005 and is now living in Mexico.

Rebel Wilson Awarded Record-Breaking $3.6M in Defamation Suit, Plans to 'Give the Money Away' Rebel Wilson Awarded Record-Breaking $3.6M in Defamation Suit, Plans to 'Give the Money Away'

Three months after winning a defamation suit against Bauer Media, the company responsible for publishing at least eight articles that a jury decided had painted Rebel Wilson as a “serial liar,” Wilson has been awarded $4.5 million (roughly 3.6 million in American dollars) in damages. BBC News reports the sum marks …

It Took Two Years, But Amber Heard Just Emerged Victorious From Her Feud With Australia It Took Two Years, But Amber Heard Just Emerged Victorious From Her Feud With Australia

Much like the Simpsons at the end of “Bart vs. Australia,” Amber Heard is having the last laugh almost two years after her feud with the continent began. But before we get into this beautiful tale of revenge, allow me to give you a little refresher on this historic thunder-from-Down-Under.

Look At This Boss Octopus Taking a Casual Stroll On Land

If you’re well-studied in all matters octopus, perhaps this video will not surprise you. But for many of us, I imagine watching a giant octopus ooze across dry land is lowkey batshit.

Have You Heard of a Tiny Boy Singer Called Ruel? 

I’m not sure if you’ve heard—you probably haven’t heard—but Ruel, a husky-voiced 14-year-old cherubim from Sydney, Australia, recently released an explosively catchy single called “Don’t Tell Me” and I’m not embarrassed to say that I have listened to it nine times since yesterday.

Katy Perry Goofed Again Katy Perry Goofed Again

Another day means another opportunity to be enraged by Katy Perry. The self-consciously zany pop star has Australians saying, “Crikey!” after making a joke about her dog chasing koalas in a recent advertisement for her ticket giveaway collaboration with the department store Myer.

Australian Cardinal and Top Financial Advisor to Pope Francis Charged With Sexual Assault Australian Cardinal and Top Financial Advisor to Pope Francis Charged With Sexual Assault

Police from the Australian state of Victoria announced on Thursday that Cardinal George Pell—Pope Francis’s top financial advisor and Australia’s senior Roman Catholic prelate—has been charged with sexual assault, the New York Times reports.

Look At This Beautiful Sea Creature

The ocean is full of mysteries, and somewhere down in the darkness one very special creature plunges her depths.

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