The site staff have recently been discussing ways we can improve the group of international forums, which have been languishing for a while. We've decided that the bulk copy+paste of news articles was not conducive to discussion, as they tended to sweep away the genuine discussion threads each night. After all, these are discussion forums, and we want people to use them as such
With that in mind the old international forums have been archived off and, time permitting, some of the resources locked away in there will be exposed in news articles or in the case of discussion threads, moved into here.
In the meantime we encourage everyone to jump on in and discuss the topics outside of Australia which interest you.