The latest sewage drug testing report from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission shows Australians using more ketamine and less MDMA.
The HECS debts of some 13,000 Australian students will be waived due to a historical record-keeping error.
A large number of Australian books have allegedly been used to train artificial intelligence, according to a recent search by the Australian Publishers Association (APA).
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has voted to end its 148-day strike today after reaching an agreement with major Hollywood studios.
What are the strip-searching rules in NSW? An audit found less than one-third of strip searches are following correct legal processes.
A group of Australian and New Zealand universities have come together to develop a world-first Taylor Swift conference.
The Federal Government has issued online dating apps with a new deadline to improve the safety features on their platforms.
British comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse by at least four women.
The items, called the ‘Worsley Collection’, included spears and shell dolls. The artefacts were bought or traded for in the 1950s.
A referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be held on 14 October. Here’s what you need to know.
Lebanon’s Minister of Culture wants to ban the Barbie movie from local cinemas for promoting “homosexuality”. Here’s what you need to know.
Thousands of Hollywood actors are joining screenwriters on strike over a pay dispute. Here’s why they say they’ve been treated unfairly.
What is Prime Energy? The ever-popular drink founded by Logan Paul and KSI has come under fire for one of its ingredients. Here’s why
Can you cancel ‘cancel culture’? Singapore has unveiled plans to ban the trend, but it won’t come without a raft of difficulties. Here’s why
Is Kanye West being sued? Adidas has been hit with a lawsuit over its partnership with the billionaire rapper, who hasn’t been served himself.
UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s lawsuit over claims his 2014 single ‘Thinking Out Loud’ infringes U.S. copyright law has continued. He appeared in a New York
Finland has maintained its position as the happiest country in the world, according to a new ranking list published this week.
Vinyl albums have outsold CDs in the U.S. for the first time since 1987 by eight million units.
Bluesfest removes Sticky Fingers from its lineup, apologises for mistaken belief in forgiveness and redemption amidst public scrutiny.
South Korean court recognizes same-sex couple rights in a landmark decision. The case is now being challenged in the Supreme Court.
Australia launches its first-ever national guideline offering 84 recommendations for children with autism up to 12 years old.
Netflix to crackdown on password sharing, allowing users to pay extra to share accounts outside the household. Over 100M households believed to share passwords.
Customer spending on arts and recreation fell by 6.6% in November last year, according to the latest figures.
Prince Harry has aired a series of claims about members of the royal family in a number of interviews to promote his new memoir, ‘Spare’.
Melbourne is forecast to overtake Sydney as Australia’s most populated city by 2032, with a projected population of six million.
‘Our population will be smaller and older’: a new report details how Australia’s population has changed after the pandemic
Australia’s population is now forecast to be “smaller and older” than it was expected to be prior to the pandemic.
The state of New York has legalised the process of natural organic reduction – commonly known as ‘human composting’ – becoming the sixth U.S. state
Andrew Tate has been arrested in Romania along with his brother Tristan, according to local media. The arrests relate to an investigation into suspected human
Victoria’s ‘myki’ transport card system could be cut at the end of 2023 when its contract runs out.
Here’s a quick catch-up on the biggest headlines.
It aims to make it easier for transgender people to be “legally recognised in their lived gender”
A new survey published yesterday gives a detailed picture of the attitudes of young Australians towards sex and sexual health.
A two-part program by the ABC has been found to have breached the national broadcaster’s own standards of practice.
The Victorian Government has apologised to late singer Archie Roach for “pain and trauma inflicted by the state”
The Victorian Government has formally apologised to late singer Archie Roach for his “forced removal” from his family and Country. Roach, a Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab
Australia’s gender pay gap in 2022 is 22.8%. It’s the first time it has stalled in nine years.
The South Korean Government has announced it will stop using Korea’s traditional age-counting method on official documents from the middle of next year.
A new ‘safe’ guide for Sydney’s nightlife could be on the way
Today is the five-year anniversary of same-sex marriage being legalised in Australia.
Six Year 9 students at Waverley College, an all-boys high school in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, have been expelled following an “assault” on Year 7 students.
Today, Google released data around the most popular questions, trends, and topics searched for by Australians during 2022.
“Exploitation of migrant workers persists as a systematic practice”: A new report documents the widespread underpayment of migrant workers
Migrant workers reported illegal underpayment, bullying and intimidation.
Close the Gap aims to address inequalities between First Nations and non-First Nations people in Australia
“It is devastating and scary to Jewish people all over the world”: Kanye West doubled down on antisemitic comments
Rapper Kanye West has doubled down on antisemitic comments in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be allowed to pass their own laws on voluntary assisted dying after a change to Federal
From today TikTok Australia will begin removing content that glamorises tanning, as part of a new campaign to warn users about the threat of skin
In a statement, Balenciaga said the controversies in the ad campaigns “reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility”.
This week, the Walt Disney Company fired CEO Bob Chapek and brought back long-serving former CEO Robert Iger. It follows a major plunge in the
Every year, the Macquarie Dictionary – an Australian language dictionary – holds a competition for the world (or phrase) of the year.
Several teams competing in the men’s World Cup tournament in Qatar have abandoned a plan to wear an armband.
MDA CEO Mariam Veiszadeh says the findings “hold up a mirror” to the industry’s slow progress in “creating a representative media landscape that looks and
Fans who were invited to join a presale complained they missed out on tickets, even though scalpers are already offering to re-sell tickets online.
Wimbledon has officially amended its all-white dress code to allow female players to wear non-white undershorts.
This is more than three times higher than the world population in 1950.
On the latest global figures, our overall life expectancy is now third-highest in the world, behind only Japan and Monaco.
The South Australian Government has announced it will criminalise ‘stealthing’ – the removal of a condom during sex without consent.
People organising unauthorised parties in Italy could face up to six years behind bars under tougher proposals agreed to by the Italian Government.
A NSW inquiry starting today will investigate the cause of every unsolved suspected murder of a member of the LGBTIQ+ community between 1970 and 2010.
U.S. rapper Takeoff, 28, has been killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Grammy-nominated trio
The rate of alcohol-induced deaths rose to its highest level in 10 years in 2021, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The Queensland Government announced today they found The Star Entertainment Group to be “unsuitable” to hold a casino licence.
A record number of people worked multiple jobs in the June quarter of 2022, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The NSW and Victorian governments will introduce a full year of free preschool The NSW and Victorian Governments have made a joint commitment to introduce
What’s going on with gas prices? Australian gas prices have spiked, especially in Victoria. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has called it a “perfect storm” and warned
Tinder has announced users in the U.S. are now able to run background checks on the people they match with. Users will be able to
Social media platform WhatsApp (owned by Meta) has introduced a ‘disappearing messages’ feature, which users will have the option to turn off or on. Users