Top videos: Farewells and Sydney’s towering inferno

This week, Stan Grant gave a powerful monologue to mark his departure from Q+A, while Richmond’s coach also gave a very powerful goodbye.

A beloved internet personality announced he had cancer while protesters took to the Trevi Fountain.

Donald Trump was not quiet or subtle after Ron DeSantis announced he was running for president and his team made a parody of the announcement.

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Stan Grant will ‘get back up’

Wiradjuri man and journalist Stan Grant said on Q+A this week he would be taking a break from the media after being subjected to online abuse. 

Surry Hills inferno

Horrific scenes unfolded in Sydney’s Surry Hills on Thursday afternoon, when an abandoned building became engulfed by flames.

The heritage-listed former hat factory ended up collapsing and now, two children are assisting police with enquiries. It took 120 firefighters to put out the enormous blaze.

Hank Green’s devastating diagnosis

Beloved internet personality and author, Hank Green, announced he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.


Thanks yall. Still doesnt really feel real but here we are!!

♬ original sound – Hank Green

Trump’s dig at DeSantis

After Mr DeSantis made an announcement on Twitter Spaces that he was running for president, his Republican rival, Donald Trump mocked the ordeal in the most Trump way possible.

Mr DeSantis’ announcement on Twitter Spaces was plagued by technical issues, and Mr Trump responded by sharing a parody of it to his own social media platform, Truth Social. (Warning, there’s some explicit language in this one.)

Trevi Fountain protest

Climate protesters used diluted charcoal to turn Rome’s Trevi Fountain black this week.

The group, Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) were protesting against the use of fossil fuels and the protest was filmed by tourists.

Richmond’s coach steps down

Richmond’s triple premiership-winning coach Damien Hardwick announced he was stepping down, effective immediately, this week saying he needed a break.

Smooth moves

Actresses Michelle Yeoh and Brie Larson took to the dance floor while at the Kering Women in Motion Dinner.

Decorum call gets a laugh

Far-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene was met with laughter when she called for the members to “abide by decorum” while in the House.

On several occasions, Greene has acted without decorum and heckled Democrats and, as the Huffington Post pointed out, has liked posts calling for Democrats to be killed.

TikTok serves Qantas nostalgia

A TikTok couple encapsulated the spirit of Australia and even got the attention of Qantas, with the airline saying it was the “best” video ever.


Can’t stop won’t stop dreaming of being a @Qantas kid #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #qantas #australia #stillcallaustraliahome #funny

♬ QANTAS I Still Call Australia Home – Robert and May

Bear goes poolside

A bear, apparently called Bella, found the pool this week. She looks very content sitting on the steps while enjoying the sun and dipping her head under.

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