Australia News Timeline

Australians Mock Government, Mimic Ostriches To Protest Climate Change Attitude

Australians Mock Government in Protest

Australians have a unique way to mock their government. Over 400 protesters buried their heads in the sand at Australia’s Bondi Beach on Thursday to protest Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s unwillingness to address climate change at the G20 summit this coming weekend. According to Reuters, Australians from babies to school children to adults dug… Read more »

Unlikely Love Story: Woman Falls For Sperm Donor

Aminah Hart

This Australian couple did everything backwards. Aminah Hart had Scott Andersen’s daughter before they even had their first kiss — or even met! After losing her two boys to a rare, genetic disorder, Aminah decided to try in vitro fertilization, or IVF, using sperm from a donor. The procedure worked, and Aminah gave birth to… Read more »

Australian Arrested For Fatally Raping And Assaulting A Toddler

Child Abuse & Rape

In what could be described as one of the most gruesome and inhuman crimes, a 23–year old Australian man has been arrested with charges of fatally raping and assaulting a child. While cases of child abuse are unfortunately very common, this attack was on a mere 2 year old child. Australian police arrested the man… Read more »

Monster Great White, Dubbed ‘Joan Of Shark’, Closes Australian Beach

Australia great white shark 'Joan of Shark'

A monster 16-foot Australian great white, which the locals are calling “Joan of Shark,” was detected by a satellite monitoring device dangerously close to the country’s southwest coast, forcing authorities to close a popular beach. The electronic tag attached to the Australian shark sent signals alerting beach-goers to stay out of the waters on Wednesday…. Read more »

Crocodile Attack: One Boy Injured, Another Missing

crocodile

A crocodile attack in a remote part of the Australian Outback has left one boy injured and another boy missing. Reports state that the attack happened Sunday while a group of children had been swimming in a water hole. CNN stated that police officers and park rangers have been actively searching for the boy since… Read more »

Shark Attacks And Kills Teen Body Boarder Off Australian Coast

Shark Attacks Teenage Boy

A teenage body boarder was killed after being attacked by a shark off of Australia’s east coast. This is the second shark attack that has ended in a fatality this month. The Inquisitr reported that a surfer was attacked and killed by a shark off of the west coast of Australia exactly one week ago… Read more »

Australian Man Earns Bravery Award For Pulling Shark Off Victim

Australia man earns bravery award

An Australian man received a bravery award Monday for pulling a 12-foot great white shark off a victim amidst a cloud of blood. Trevor Burns, 50, earned the Star of Courage for rescuing Elyse Frankcom, 19, off the southwestern coastal town of Rockingham, according to the Associated Press. In 2010, Frankcom was a guide showing… Read more »

Shark Hero Who Saved Toddlers Sacked Because He Was On Sick Leave

Shark Hero Who Saved Toddlers Sacked Because He Was On Sick Leave

A British tourist who wrestled a shark away from toddlers on an Australian beach has been sacked after returning home because he was on sick leave. Paul Marshallsea, a 62-year-old charity worker from Wales, was hailed as hero back in January when he grabbed hold of the shark’s tail as it swam towards toddlers playing… Read more »

Gay Mardi Gras Draws 300,000 People To Australia

Gay Mardi Gras - Australia

Gay Mardi Gras was held this weekend in Sydney, Australia where the annual event attracted more than 300,000 people who stood beside politicians, military personnel, and other supporters of the Australian LGBT community. Held on Saturday night, the event included 108 floats which were supported by 9,000 revelers. Gay Mardi Gras began its annual event… Read more »