Queer Eye’s Fab Five Travels to Yass, Australia, to ‘Make Better’ a Single Rancher Dad

Queer Eye captured the hearts in Gay, Georgia, and now the Fab Five is taking over Yass, Australia!  (Yes, that’s a real town!)

After two seasons of “Yass” jokes, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness descended on the rural town earlier this month to “make better” not one, but two men, including 54-year-old George, a single father and rancher who focuses more on his work commitments than his family.

“I do not think George has ever had four American gay men with one gorgeous Pakistani Brit ever come at him so aggressively for cuddles,” expert groomer Van Ness jokes about the hero, who was nominated by his son Levi.

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While Karamo, Tan and Jonathan turn their attention to mentally and physically transforming George, Antoni and Bobby rebrand a local restaurant and pub with a completely new interior design and menu. (No avocadoes for Antoni this time!)

And the Fab Five even become Australian royalty!

The guys were surprised with a special ceremony by the Mayor of Yass, Rowena Abbey, who crowned them all Yass queens.

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Recently, Bobby, Karamo, Tan, Antoni and Jonathan spoke about the cultural and social impact the Netflix reboot has had on viewers around the world, and how they continue to tackle newfound fame together.

“On a personal note, I’m so incredibly proud of the way that I think each of my brothers and cast mates have tackled the electricity and how grand this whole thing is. I feel like it’s just exploding so quickly, especially with Season 2 dropping,” Antoni said at the 2018 Changemakers Award ceremony in New York City on Tuesday.

“Not only on social media but when we get together we don’t see each other. The fact that we all get to experience this as a unit, and I think it’s been unifying for all of us,” he said.

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Childcare Workers are Striking for Economic and Gender Justice in Australia

Late last week, hundreds of childcare centers across Australia shut their doors in order for their workers, historically underpaid and widely under-appreciated, to walk off the job as part of a national strike for higher wages.

The sector-wide strike, just one aspect of a longstanding campaign for fair pay, was spurred by Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to meet a February 1st deadline for fulfilling their demand for better wages. Australian childcare workers earn an average wage of $ 21.29 per hour. The union representing them, United Voice, had called for a 35 percent pay raise.

United Voice reported that 320 centers were closed by the strike, affecting 30,000 families. “This has enormous support,” assistant national secretary Helen Gibbons told ABC News. “From Darwin to Tasmania, from the east coast to the west coast, we are going to see early educators walking out of their centers and joining various rallies and actions across the country, and they’ll be joined by parent groups and the wider community.”

In what became a five-year equal pay case with the Fair Work Commission, United Voice was asked to prove that early childcare work is undervalued and underpaid as a direct consequence of being a female-dominated field. The case was ultimately dismissed by the Fair Work Commission, which claimed that the unions had not presented “any evidence whatsoever” to make their case. But numbers, history and childcare workers themselves would say otherwise.

The Australian childcare sector is 97 percent female, and its workers make only marginally above half the national average wage. Early childhood educators are among the lowest wage earners in Australia, despite their training and well-earned competence in their field.

The wages assigned to the field of childcare represent, in large part, a systematic devaluation of care work—a sector often inhabited, and always assigned, to women. Nancy Fraser, a professor of philosophy and politics at The New School, told the New York Times in a 2015 interview that there exists an “institutionalized separation of two supposedly distinct kinds of activity: so-called productive labor, historically associated with men and remunerated by wages and on the other hand, ‘caring’ activities, often historically unpaid and still performed mainly by women.”

The result of this has been a historically chronic undervaluation of care work—and women. Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm just last year voiced his own dismissal for the challenges of childcare workers, asserting that their labor consisted primarily of “wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other.” In a Facebook post, he expressed condescending surprise that those employed in childcare centers needed certain credentials to do their jobs.

“I started out doing casual childcare work and [my job] just grew from there,” Sandra Bell, co-founder of the Randwick Occasional Care for Kids, told The Guardian. “At the moment, we have eight babies in a room with two staff and it’s draining physically and emotionally. Our wages are ridiculous. We educate these children, we’re not babysitting. I’ve been working at this centre for 38 years and have been a single mum for 30. I have a mortgage and no hope of retiring. I have to keep working as long as I can, until my health tells me otherwise.”

The World Economic Forum, in a study led by Nobel Laureate in economics Jim Heckman, found that children’s interactions with adults in early education, when strong, are singularly crucial for building the foundational skills necessary for future socio-economic, as well as socio-emotional, success. A 2017 report from the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found that children from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds find the largest benefits from exceptional early education, like that offered from highly-trained childcare workers.

As childcare workers in Australia come together to demand better pay, it seems the right time for lawmakers to remember that education is the great equalizer—and women’s equality can’t come soon enough.

Natasha Piñon is an Editorial Intern at Ms. and a junior at the University of Southern California, where she studies political science and journalism. She also writes for The Daily Trojan.

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The World Tour is Back on March 11th in Australia

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LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (Friday, March 9, 2018) –  The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce new innovations, partnerships, and distribution channels ahead of the 2018 Championship Tour (CT) season. Dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfers on the world’s best waves, the WSL demonstrates this commitment through the progressive investments in this year’s Championship Tour and beyond.

“Our team worked hard in the off-season with the common goal of continuing to build surfing’s visibility,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO. “We are proud to welcome great partners to the WSL family and new viewers around the globe, and we are excited to capitalize on new innovations to bring the best fan experience possible to professional surfing.”

The League is excited to welcome new official partners to the WSL family in 2018, including Lifeproof in North America and Australia, Boost Mobile in Australia, and Michelob ULTRA as the Presenting Partner of the first-ever Founders’ Cup of Surfing, with additional partnership announcements planned in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, the WSL announced a groundbreaking partnership with Facebook as the exclusive digital home for the top live events in surfing in 2018 and 2019, including all elite men’s and women’s Championship Tour events, the Qualifying Series 10,000 and Big Wave Tour events, as well as the World Junior Championships.

As part of the Partnership, fans can expect enhanced Facebook LIVE broadcast graphics, interactivity with the WSL commentators via Facebook LIVE commentating, and WSL original programming on Facebook Watch. For the first time ever, fans will experience the broadcast in Spanish, along with English and Portuguese.

In addition to its Facebook partnership, WSL has renewed linear television agreements in its core markets of USA, Brazil, Australia, France, Portugal, and Japan. The League will have television distribution for the 2018 season in over 100 countries through new and existing broadcast partners.

WSL PUTS FAN EXPERIENCE FIRST 

This year’s live WSL CT broadcast will introduce an array of new enhancements and innovations heading into the 2018 season. With the mission of bringing fans as close to the action as possible, the enhancements will look to provide unique and exclusive views into professional surfing.

The 2018 season will highlight the athletes, legends, and unique characters first-hand through their feedback on the commentary panel. Viewers can expect to see surfers ‘on set’ with the commentary team or with a VIP headset at every event to give their perspectives on the competition. Fans will also hear from the judges with daily check-ins to provide more visibility and transparency.

WSL will also feature ‘Course Maps’ through the partnership with Virtual Eye. The Course Maps feature will bring each of our tours stops to life via animated graphics to not only show the location of each stop on Tour, but also the dynamics that help it produce some of the best waves in the world. In addition to this update, fans will be able to experience GPS-driven graphics and data, measuring speed, air-height, and time in the barrel during the live event. The commentators will also continue to use the telestrator tool to provide deeper insights into the competitive action.

With the goal to make surfing more accessible to the public, the WSL is about to deliver a season-long campaign to educate and demystify some of the more technical and complex elements of the sport, through all WSL channels, with ten initiatives. The athletes will lift the lid on what makes this extraordinary sport so special.

NEW ON TOUR

The 2018 CT calendar will include new locations such as the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif., and Keramas in Bali, Indonesia. The world’s best women surfers will also join the men at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.

For the first time ever, Championship Tour surfing will be seen on a world-class, man-made wave. With the technology designed by Kelly Slater, stadium surfing will be enjoyed live and up-close by thousands of fans at Surf Ranch in Lemoore California. In another innovation, a team-versus-team specialty event, Founders’ Cup of Surfing, will take place in May, and is perfect for global broadcast with further details to follow.

Additional changes to the WSL Championship Tour include the elimination of Round 5 from men’s events and Round 4 from women’s events. The respective three-person rounds, which have been non-elimination up until this season, will now advance 1st and 2nd-place finishing surfers directly to the Quarterfinals with 3rd finishing 9th in the event.

The overlapping format, which allows for two heats to run simultaneously when conditions permit, has been extended to venues in Gold Coast and France to join Bells Beach, Jeffreys Bay and Pipeline where this format was already permitted.

With the focus on improving the fan and competitive experience, these changes help us to condense the length of the events and ensure that the athletes compete in the best conditions possible.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

With a new, region-based competitive format on display at the first-ever Founders’ Cup of Surfing in May, WSL is poised to unite its fans in support of regional surf teams for the first time – with an eye toward building fervor for surfing’s first-ever inclusion in the Olympics in 2020.

Led by reigning two-time WSL Champions John John Florence (HAW) and Tyler Wright (AUS), the first event of the 2018 WSL Championship Tour will be the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast in Australia from March 11 – 22, 2018. Fans can experience all the enhanced broadcast features via WorldSurfLeague.com, Facebook LIVE, or on the WSL app.

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.

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Federer to open Australia Open against Bedene

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New Year, Same Ring: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Step Out for Lunch in Australia — with His Parents!

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth left Malibu to start the new year in a place where the sky is (currently) more blue.

The pair returned to the actor’s native Australia for some fun in the sun in Byron Bay, New South Wales, where they dressed down in summer ensembles as they stepped out to enjoy lunch with friends and Hemsworth’s parents, Leonie and Craig, on Tuesday.

The “Malibu” singer, 25, wore a black bikini top with cut-off shorts, taking selfies at the table and cuddling up to the actor, 27, with her arm on his back, as they both donned their so-called “promise rings.”

And while they may be wearing promise rings, Cyrus has openly talked about her feelings on marriage in the past, making it very clear that she can’t see herself walking down the aisle anytime soon.

The Daily Mail previously reported that she told The Sun on Sunday newspaper in September that she doesn’t “envision marriage.”

“I’m 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do ,” she said. “Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned. I’m just riding this out. In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.”

Cyrus’ father, Billy Ray, got marriage rumors swirling last April when he tweeted a picture of his daughter looking ever-so-happy in a white bridal-esque dress, captioning the picture, “I’m so happy… you are happy.”

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Cyrus has been sporting the same Neil Lane diamond ring Hemsworth gave her during their first engagement in 2012, even though she told Ellen DeGeneres it’s not quite her style.

“This is really weird, because this is like real jewelry and most of my jewelry is made out of gummy bears and cotton candy … they don’t look that good together because they kind of mix up,” she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016. “So sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune. And kind of like, What’s going on? I am like, This isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.”


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Latina Beauty Influencer Desi Perkins’s Re-Stocks Fabulous New Shades with Quay Australia  

Popular eyewear brand Quay Australia x Desi Perkins has restocked several times over since its launch in the summer of 2016, and last month, the company expanded their High Key collection with gorgeous statement making colors.  Jennifer Lopez memorably donned a pair of High Key Black Fades for Vanity Fair‘s Dec. issue and Kylie Jenner often sports their classic aviators.

So what makes this new drop even more fuego?

On Dec. 6, the company restocked “Most Requested,” a compilation of Perkin’s fan favorites just in time for the holidays.  Quay also surprised the Mexican-Spanish beauty vlogger’s megafans with a collector’s case.

The brand re-introduced the dramatic square-framed lenses, On The Low aka (OTL II), making a comeback with enhanced materials and a new tort brown option.

The essence of a cool chica, Sahara features stunning transparent flat lenses that are completely versatile from day to night.

The highly anticipated High Key Minis restocked just in time to throw some shade this holiday season in three timeless colors.  The style is identical to the original frames, but scaled down to fit even more faces.

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For years, many Australians have only been able to window-shop at Amazon.

Now, the Australian iteration of Amazon Marketplace has seemingly launched in the country on Thursday afternoon, although it’s a very, very soft launch at that.

Rumours were abound that Amazon would launch its Australian store on Thursday at 2 p.m., leaving shoppers (but let’s face it, mainly journalists) ready to check out the so-called next revolution in shopping.

There was slight confusion, as the alleged launch time was dated for Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Most of eastern Australia, except Queensland, is currently on daylight savings time (AEDT). Read more…

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Just back from: Uluru, Australia

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Tasmin on her self-guided stroll around the base of Uluru © Tasmin Waby

Tasmin Waby, Destination Editor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, recently returned from a trip to Australia’s Northern Territory.

Tell us more… I went to see Uluru (or as it was once called, Ayers Rock) in the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park for the second time recently. The first time I drove there with a friend from Melbourne, camping all the way. This time I flew over from Sydney. It was much quicker (and probably cheaper) but it did feel less like a pilgrimage to the heart of Australia.

In a nutshell… I don’t want to overstate it but the beauty of Uluru is really quite astonishing. I fell in love with the contrasts: the flat desert landscape with this enormous icon, the smell of spinifex in the desert air, the colours, the tiny details you notice when you get up close to the rock and the wilderness in the park. It’s an indefinably powerful place to visit.

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Trying some traditional bush tucker © Tasmin Waby

Good grub? I ate at a few places at Ayers Rock Resort, where there’s accommodation and restaurants for every budget – including a small supermarket with outback prices. The thing I loved about the food is how Aboriginal bush tucker is fused with international flavours – at  Tali Wiru (an open-air dining experience), for example, I had beetroot with Illawarra plum mousse topped with crisped kale and wattle seed shards, plus Persian feta and finger lime caviar (spot the Australian indigenous ingredients).

You’d be a muppet to miss… the sunrise. Seriously get to bed early and go. More than once.

A camel saddled up and waiting for it's rider in the Australian desert

Buddy the camel waiting to take Tasmin on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure © Tasmin Waby

Fave activity? I wasn’t expecting to like the camel ride experience with Uluru Camel Tours, but I went along for the Instagram photo opportunity (tragic I know) and because I had read Tracks by Robyn Davidson (a book about the writer’s 1700-mile trek with her camels through Australia’s western deserts).

I thought it would be terrifying as I have some serious vertigo, or that the camels would be poorly treated in some way and I’d feel terrible having visited them. But nothing could be further from the truth – I was really impressed. The actual ride was very relaxed and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially when we rounded a red sandhill to see the sunrise colours still slowly washing over Uluru.

Quintessential experience? Hearing some of the Aboriginal astronomy stories and learning about the tales told with the didgeridoo while sitting by a campfire under a sky ablaze with the stars of the Milky Way. Australia’s indigenous culture is the oldest continuous culture in the world and there’s so much to learn from it.

A section of red rock along the Uluru self-guided Base Walk

Views from the self-guided Base Walk © Tasmin Waby

If you do one thing… walk the self-guided Base Walk around Uluru. It’s 10km but it’s so much better than climbing the rock. The custodians of Uluru, the Anangu, ask people not to climb and from October 2019 it won’t be possible.

There are dozens of other activities to connect with this place and have a truly memorable experience without having to ‘conquer’ the rock. I haven’t even mentioned the helicopter trips (once in a lifetime and amazing), cycling in the national park, the ‘bush tucker’ classes with indigenous superfoods, five-star dining under the stars and the truly mesmerising Field of Light art installation by Bruce Munroe.

So um, don’t climb the rock. Learn something new instead.

Tasmin Waby travelled to Australia with support from Tourism Australia. Lonely Planet contributors do not accept freebies in exchange for positive coverage.

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Just back from: Tasmania, Australia

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Kathryn Rowan, Product Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Tasmania, Australia.

Tell us more… I spent 12 days driving around Tasmania, exploring a part of my country that I’d never been to before. During that time we managed to see a large amount of the state, including Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Launceston, Hobart, Port Arthur, Saint Helens and Richmond.

In a nutshell… Tassie has everything – mountains, beaches, wildlife, wineries, food, crafts, history and the list goes on. But the landscapes and wildlife especially are incredible. There’s beautifully rugged wilderness everywhere, and you can’t go far without coming across local critters going about their day (in many cases dead on the road, but locals say it’s actually a good sign of a thriving animal population).

Beach at Bay of Fires, Tasmania

The stunning sandy stretches of the Bay of Fires © Kathryn Rowan

Fave activity? I’m a sucker for a stretch of white sand and bright blue ocean so seeing the Bay of Fires and other east coast beaches was the high point for me. The blowhole in Bicheno was amazing to watch, as were the sea creatures living in the neighbouring rock pools. But if I thought that was great it had nothing on the seemingly endless stretch of undisturbed beach in the Bay of Fires. What a great place to relax!

Good grub? With such a great variety of local produce it’s hard to work out where to start. A standout experience was picking strawberries on a berry farm in the Tamar Valley. The minute you got out of the car you could smell delicious berries, and I’ve never tasted one quite as sweet. With Tasmania being an island it’s natural to find seafood everywhere: buying takeaway fish and chips from a boathouse in Hobart was a definitely a foodie highlight.

Salamanca Market is a great place to go if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for the region’s best produce, with many stalls allowing you to try before you buy. I left with a delicious strawberry and champagne jam and the most amazing local honey.

Port Arthur's Penitentiary, Tasmania

Port Arthur’s Penitentiary © Kathryn Rowan

You’d be a muppet to miss… the Port Arthur Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). If you’re looking for history the World Heritage convict site is the place to visit but if quirky art and amazing architecture is more your speed then head to MONA.

Bizarre encounter? Meeting a very friendly wild wallaby at the Wineglass Bay Lookout in Freycinet National Park. Seeing wildlife in a national park doesn’t sound strange, but this one came right up and climbed on me in the hope I’d give him my banana (or that he could steal it while I wasn’t watching!). He clearly hadn’t seen the sign about not feeding the animals.

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There might be something quite contradicting with the idea of getting away, especially on a camping trip and using your phone constantly, however, in this day and age, it’s almost impossible to escape our sliding friends. Australia, being a country as well as a continent, you can only imagine the number of attractions and things to do in this miraculous place. From swimming with sharks in The Great Barrier Reef to exploring the outback and just simply relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches the country has to offer. Yet, one of the most adventurous and exciting things to do in Australia is hands down – camping. It can be in the form of a tent in the middle of nowhere or inside a caravan. The camping sites and caravan parks are incredibly organized and are accessorized with the best features and amenities. All of these make the whole outdoor experience a much more pleasant one.

While camping is pretty much about going back to nature, having a smartphone in your hands can be quite useful and will enable you and your camping mates to enjoy and relax your camping vacation more freely. Here are five apps that will help you turn your next Australian camping adventure to a better one.

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If you decide to go camping in the Land Down Under, you really should download Wiki Camps to your smartphone. This app will be your ultimate guide with the most updated information regarding different points of interest, parks, campgrounds and more. The bonus is that you don’t necessarily need internet connection as it works offline as well. The app is user-friendly and is simple to use.

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They say that in Australia in just one day, the weather can change drastically. Sometimes, it’s almost like there are four different seasons happening at the same time, and that’s why you need a good weather app that will help you plan your trip according to the weather. Willy Weather app is great in the sense that intuitive and user friendly. You will have all the weather-related information you will need from forecast to sunrise and sunset and rain radars.

Australia Bushwalking:

It doesn’t get more Aussie than that, really. A big part of a camping trip is exploring the area around your campsite, and what better way than getting to know the area than by foot? Bushwalking is pretty much synonymous to hiking. The app will provide different useful and detailed track points. It chronicles almost 100 of Australia’s bush walks including the Larapinta Trail and the famous Great Ocean Walk. It’s both informative and includes some great personal insights, which makes it more authentic.

Show the Loo:

When nature’s calling, you just have to go. The only problem is that when you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re not sure where the closest and most decent place to go is. This app is extremely useful for those who traveling in a van that doesn’t have an ensuite bathroom or toilet facilities. It will provide you with information on the closest toilets as well as their opening hours.

Star Chart:

What’s more romantic than staring at the stars when you are sleeping outside, it’s literally written in the stars for you to use this app. Even if you’re not a big astrology fan, it could be pretty cool to get some in depth information when you are stargazing. From a star to a constellation, the app will notify you what you’re looking at, even during the day.

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