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Australia Is Accused of 'Airbrushing' History as It Bars British Families From Centenary Commemoration of WWI Battle
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, history, war, British, memorials )

- 4 days ago -
Australia has been criticised for the banning families of fallen British soldiers from the First World War Battle of Fromelles centenary commemorations.
Some Sicko Deliberately Ran Over and Killed 17 Kangaroos
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, kangaroos, killed, Australia, sad news )

- 10 days ago -
The animal carcasses were found scattered across a 300ft stretch in the eastern city of Brisbane on Monday, said Michael Beatty, a spokesman for the RSPCA in Queensland state.
Killing Dogs in Greyhound Racing Is a Prime Welfare Issue. Here's How to Stop It
Offbeat  (tags: greyhounds, racing, australia, horses, shot, nsw, animals, dogs )

- 14 days ago -
As any pet owner knows, ending an animalâEUR(TM)s life prematurely is tragic, but it need not be cruel. In Australia each year around 15,000 horses are shot, and the same number of greyhounds are euthanised because their racing careers are over.
State Leaders Sign a Document on the Eve of Australia Day Calling for the Queen to Be Axed as Head of State
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, British, Hm the Queen, head, state, UK )

- 16 days ago -
Almost all state and territory leaders have joined forces to call for an Australian head of state in a declaration hatched by the Australian Republican Movement.
Taxpayer Funds Reportedly Used for Secret Primate Experiments in Sydney Labs
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, NSW, Sydney, Australia, animal experiments )

- 18 days ago -
Sydney hospitals and universities are conducting secret medical experiments on hundreds of primates, according to media reports.
Coles Is Slammed on Social Media for Flying the Wrong Flag to Celebrate Australia Day
Offbeat  (tags: australia, flag, australia day, coles, great britain, union jack, brisbane, southern cross, stars, china, mistake )

- 18 days ago -
A national supermarket chain's effort to celebrate Australia Day has been laughed at by local customers in Brisbane after the supplier had botched the Southern Cross.
The Incredible Moment Two Brothers Save a Wild Dolphin After It Was Found With a Hook and Fishing Line Lodged in Her Mouth
Offbeat  (tags: dolphin, rescued, sillouette, fish hook, australia )

- 18 days ago -
Irish siblings dubbed the 'dolphin whisperers' helped treat a wild female Queensland dolphin named Silhouette on Monday night after a fishing hook and line was found lodged in her mouth.
How a 'Plague' of Snakes Is Invading Homes Across Australia - With Hot Weather Drawing Out Venomous Reptiles That Are Killing Pe
Offbeat  (tags: hot, weather, australia, snakes, pets, bites )

- 20 days ago -
There are fears there is a 'plague' of snakes that are targeting elderly women and even dogs across the country as a spate of injuries arise.
I-Wonder: Australia: A Nation Shaped By British Emigration
Offbeat  (tags: A new life Down Under, Australia )

- 25 days ago -
Australia is one of the worldâEUR(TM)s most culturally diverse countries. Despite a growing trend of new residents from across the globe, the people of Australia are still predominantly of British origin. In 2013, 1,221,300 Australians were born in the UK.
Australia Plans to Kill 2 Million Cats By 2020
Offbeat  (tags: feral cats, Australia, killing )

- 43 days ago -
Australia plans to kill 2 million feral cats which threaten smaller species with extinction, but that reason isn't good enough for some animal lovers.
80-Year-Old Aussie Finds Terrifyingly Large Lizard Clinging to His House
Offbeat  (tags: lizard, australia, large lizard, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, pictures, society, wildlife )

- 67 days ago -
An 80-year-old Australian man got quite a surprise when he discovered a five-foot lizard in his backyard.
Victoria Lab Experiments Kill 100 Dogs for Drug and Dental Research
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, dental, drugs, labs, australia, victoria, animal cruelty, experiments )

- 68 days ago -
Australian scientific laboratories are experimenting on thousands of dogs and killing many afterwards.
Where Did Australian Cats Come From?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Australia )

- 69 days ago -
Researchers have found that cats in Australia are most likely descended from those brought by European settlers. Feral cats found on the islands surrounding Australia may represent founding populations from Europe, introduced in the 19th century,
Australia Muslims 'Face High Level of Racism'
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Muslims, racism )

- 71 days ago -
A new survey has suggested that Muslims in Australia experience racism at three times the national average.
The Bizarre Moment a Kangaroo Becomes Stuck on a Roof for Six Hours After Leaping 3 Metres - and Is Too Afraid to Come Down
Offbeat  (tags: kangaroo, australia, melbourne, roof, house, marsupial )

- 86 days ago -
A Melbourne couple that hopped out of bed after hearing a large bang on its roof was shocked to discover a large kangaroo was responsible for the noise.

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