Tweets of the Week: What's been trending in Australia

Posted by Rachel Lee on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 09:11 AM


This week, we explore what’s stirred up interest on our shores, from the San Diego Comic-Con to a Melbourne orangutan escape.

Comic-Con 2015 was massive, as in all previous years. In particular, there was a huge buzz surrounding the trailer for next year's highly anticipated film, Suicide Squad:

Speaking of things that are “out there”, the world is getting ready for the New Horizons probe to do a #PlutoFlyby and capture shots of the dwarf planet:

Back on earth, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ban on the Q&A program is still the talk of Twitter, especially since being criticised by 10-year-old Ashton Platt on the debate over free speech:

Apart from the ABC, the Abbott government is marching forward in its war on renewable energy, extending an investment ban to wind and solar power.

On the topic of wind, a cold snap has taken over much of Australia’s eastern coast, with snow falling in parts of New South Wales. Bundle up!

Elsewhere, it's been a sad few days for gamers as the chief executive of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at 55 years of age.

Let’s end this round of Tweets of the Week on a more inventive note as somewhat of a nod to the late Iwata’s creative spirit. A Sumatran orangutan named Malu sent the Melbourne Zoo into lock-down when it apparently used a blanket as leverage to break the top wire of its enclosure for a short-lived escape. Pretty ingenious!

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