Sun-filled Insta posts from back home remind German backpacker just how shit Melbourne is in June

As Berlin enjoys a 30°C weekend, Eliza Hoffman’s Instagram feed is full of blue skies, picnics, and beers in the park. Unfortunately, while this is the reality for all her friends back home, the German backpacker has endured a torrentially rainy Saturday as Melbourne lurches unforgivingly into winter.

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Distraught leftie won’t be coming home to Australia for another three years

Yesterday’s shock election result saw Australia’s incumbent right-wing government hold onto power against all odds. In response, one distraught leftie has vowed to remain overseas for another three years “until Australia gets its shit together.”

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