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Melbourne has claimed the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the world’s most liveable cities for the second year running. The annual survey judges 140 cities based on various factors such as crime rates, access to healthcare, political and social stability, diversity, cultural events, education, and infrastructure. This year four Australian cities [...]

Sarah Monahan today. Photograph via Facebook.

This morning, reports emerged that Robert Hughes, who played father Martin Kelly on popular 80′s Aussie TV show “Hey Dad!”, was arrested in London following a two year investigation into child sex crimes. One of the alleged victims was Sarah Monahan, who played his young daughter Jenny on the show. The arrest came following the [...]

The Australian Olympic Team at the Olympic Village in London. Picture via Australian Olympic Team Facebook Page

With the Olympics upon us, we’ve put together a complete guide to watching the Olympics in the USA: how to watch it, how to get Aussie commentary, an events schedule and more!

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Here’s a video of former Australian Prime Minister and current Foreign Minister jobless Kevin Rudd expressing his discontent with Chinese interpreters while trying to record what seems to be a message in Chinese. (Warning: contains strong language) Update: via The Sydney Morning Herald A DAMAGING video of a furious Kevin Rudd swearing and rounding on [...]

Sydney. Photo by Rafe Baron

The first bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living Survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit has just been released, noting that Australia’s cities are among the most expensive in the world.

Emotional Pat Farmer plants Red Cross flag at South Pole // Photo Credit: Keoki Flagg

Just in time to make us really feel lazy for giving up on our new year’s resolutions, former federal liberal MP Pat Farmer arrived in the South Pole on Wednesday after he began running from the North Pole last April.

Australian and United States Army personnel inside a Bushmaster, the same vehicle that was attacked.

Australian Government Department of Defence Release —Two Australian soldiers, one from Mentoring Task Force – Three, and one from Mentoring Task Force – Four, were wounded in action yesterday (Friday, 13 January 2012) when the Protected Mobility Vehicle (Bushmaster) they were travelling in was struck by the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Uruzgan province.