Wherein This Real Life Gay Couple Moves In With An Anti-Gay Preacher

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It was bound to happen. A reality TV show reaches the bottom of the explosive cliche barrel.

Are Australians Really Ok With What Will Happen to These 41 People?

“Australia is suffering from an empathy deficit. A deficit so deep that I fear we may never repay it.”

“Australia is suffering from an empathy deficit. A deficit so deep that I fear we may never repay it.”

A Sportsman. An Officer. And Honoring “The Greater Game”

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It’s Anzac Day in Australia, the national day of remembrance. And David Packman’s grandfather, Harcourt Dowsley, is just now beginning to tell his stories of WWII.

Paddling Into the Moment: How a Stranger Helped Me See Where I Was

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David Packman went paddleboarding to try to get outside his own head, but it takes a chance encounter with a stranger to get him there.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Those Bloody Refugees

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Geoff Ahern, a mental health clinician in Australia, couldn’t sleep. Here’s the powerful story of an asylum seeker that kept him awake, and yet another reason why we must spread love to all we meet.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game. . . In Sydney That Is

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100 years after MLB’s first trip Down Under, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season with a 2-game series in Syndey. JP Pelosi reports on the culture clash.

Cute, Dangerous and Cuddly

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A man’s guide to Aussie animals.

After Years of Separation, All This 85-Year Old Man Wanted Was to See His Daughter Again (Video)

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Bert is an 85-year old man who said his only wish was to see his daughter again, “before [he] goes.”

Video: ‘Modern Family’ on Australia and Marriage Equality

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Mitchell and Cameron made an awesome video responding to Australia’s prohibition against marriage equality.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

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“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

Tète-à-Tète With The Fishman

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“As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbour?” David Packman gets to know the guy next door, French Pop Artist Sylvian Preziosa.

Boom! Is This Any Way to Keep Kids in School?

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Is the new, graphic, Australian PSA worth its weight in pageviews? Christian Clifton responds.

Evidence, Not Morality, Should Guide Sex Work Policy

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Dr. Paul Maginn on the near-sighted belief within certain political, religious and feminist circles that all sex workers are female and victims of human trafficking.

Life Is the Fire That Burns [Lyrical PhotoEssay of an Australian Bushfire]

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David Packman adds words to Kirra Pendergast’s amazing photos of how a lightening strike forced an evacuation from the flames.

Posting a Child’s Life For the World to See is a Privacy Issue

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As fun as it is to share all of our kids’ funny stories and embarrassing mishaps, we need to think of their right to privacy and not just our right to share.