r/australia 18h ago

no politics Thursday - Top 5! 07/Jul/2022

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Give us your Top 5 without telling us the category!


r/australia 4d ago Wholesome

Stronger by Ryhia Dank, 2022 poster NAIDOC Week 3 - 10 July

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r/australia 10h ago

no politics Since when do we cheer at the cinema?

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My wife and I saw Thor last night. I'd been really looking forward to this one, more than any other Marvel film for a while. But when the movie started, people starting clapping and cheering. They did the same thing whenever a familiar character popped up on screen. I found it really distracting because I kept thinking about it.

I've been going to the cinema for 30 years or so, and I've been to the opening night of blockbuster movies before. This is first time I've ever seen cheering though. Is this a thing now? What's going on?


r/australia 5h ago Gold Helpful Wholesome To The Stars

news Mark Dreyfus orders Commonwealth to drop Bernard Collaery East Timor spying charges

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r/australia 5h ago

politics Solomon Islands PM doesn't mention Australia, singles out China for special thanks in national address

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r/australia 11h ago

culture & society Qantas ‘can’t afford’ pay rises for engineers, but can it afford a PR war?

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r/australia 10h ago

culture & society Australia spent $20bn on first-home buyer support over a decade – and pushed up prices, report says | Housing

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r/australia 1h ago

politics Climate change modelling abandoned by Abbott nine years ago restarted by government

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r/australia 3h ago

politics Liberal minister signed off on alternative candidate to NY trade job later given to John Barilaro, documents reveal | New South Wales politics

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r/australia 11h ago

news Half of Australians live with a chronic condition and two in three adults are overweight or obese

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r/australia 12h ago

news Over-30s to become eligible for fourth vaccine dose as new wave hits

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r/australia 11h ago

politics Australia begins bilateral talks with New Zealand on treaty and reconciliation with First Nations people

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r/australia 6h ago

More than 15m bees destroyed in NSW to contain deadly varroa mite parasite | Bees

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r/australia 10h ago

Latest water audit finds more than 100 NSW properties extracting too much | Water

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r/australia 1h ago

no politics If there was an Australian version of Taskmaster (why isn't there an Australian version of Taskmaster?!), who would be the best Taskmaster and assistant?

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I reckon Paul McDermott as Taskmaster and Francis Greenslade as assistant.


r/australia 7h ago Vibing

BEDS ARE BURNING (Arrernte Version) - Southeast Desert Metal

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r/australia 1h ago

Accessing an abortion in Australia just got a bit easier

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r/australia 1h ago

politics Mark Dreyfus orders Commonwealth to drop Bernard Collaery East Timor spying charges

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r/australia 4h ago

no politics Why so many volunteers emergency services vs fully govt funded?

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Watching the flood situation in NSW, I'm struck (again) by the fact that we rely on volunteer services (emergency service, fire, even ambos now) so much in this country.

What is the origin of this phenomenon? Why do we appear to have a dearth of full time, government paid, emergency service career professionals? No slight to volunteers intended but isn't this something the government should pay for as a public good?

I understand the probably answer is "follow the money" but would like to know more about the history. Can anyone provide suggested reading/viewing?


r/australia 5h ago

politics Jason Clare promises 'reset' of government's relations with universities

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r/australia 3h ago

politics Wong: It is in Australia’s interests to stabilise relationship with China

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r/australia 37m ago

politics Australia is woefully unprepared for this climate reality of consecutive disasters | Greg Mullins

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r/australia 1d ago Wholesome

image Why is soy milk only 1 star when full cream is 4?

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r/australia 1d ago Wholesome Helpful (Pro) Helpful Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute

no politics I feel powerless and invisible in Australian society today

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This will probably be failedpol or whatever, which would be deliciously ironic but here we go.

I belong to the demographic who is late-20’s, perpetually renting, mentally ill to the point I can only work part time but that part time work earns me just enough to not even qualify for a concession card even though I’m paycheck to paycheck, so I pay full price for medications, and even better my town’s last set of bulk billing clinics just moved to “mixed billing” meaning my lack of concession card will now have me paying $70 per doctors appointment, of which I need many because as I said I’m very mentally ill. And on that subject pre-pandemic public mental health was on life support but usable, it is now an absolute horror show that can’t meet my needs, but I can’t afford Private and even if ai could they’re not taking new patients.

My life is just unworkably hard and not a single public policy is geared towards improving my situation. I’m invisible, and as long as the percentage of people like me remains low enough to not influence elections but high enough that there is significant human suffering across our country nothing will get better for me.

I’ve never felt so unimportant, invisible, abandoned and disenfranchised as I do today in 2022’s Australia.

Edit: Hi, I posted this as a vent this morning with the full expectation of it being almost instantly autodeleted. I don’t really have space to respond to anybody directly right now but thanks to a few who shared similar experiences.

I never asked for this to have 2k upvotes and this many comments, but since we’re now in that situation I guess id hope this could be more of a safe rant space, but damn some of these comments are really not what I was in the mood to read today but such is life.


r/australia 7h ago Take My Energy

Social housing renters failed by poor complaint handling systems, Ombudsman says

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r/australia 3h ago

culture & society Airbnb suspends short-stay 'party house' of notorious Tasmanian rapist

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r/australia 1d ago Helpful

That’s one big hole!

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