14 Popular Topics Most Australians Talked About in 2015



Beside cat photos, Facebook users in Australia are also interested in onion eating prime ministers, same-sex marriage and Mars.

To explore your Australian curiosity a little bit more, Facebook has compiled a list of the most-discussed topics and most-shared check-ins in its 2015 year in review. Take a look at the list below. You might find some surprises.

1. Tony Abbott


Tony Abbott eating a raw brown onion at Charlton Farm Produce in Tasmania in March, 2010.

2. Malcolm Turnbull and leadership spill


Turnbull after the vote that won him Australia’s prime ministership with his deputy leader, Julie Bishop.

3. ANZAC Day 100th anniversary


An Australian serviceman walks between graves during a dawn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day at the Australian National Memorial on April 25, 2015 in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France.

4. Bali Nine executions


Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran behind bars.

5. Syrian civil war and refugee crisis

Greece Migrants

Syrian refugees disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea on a dinghy from the Turkish coast, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. More than 819,000 people have crossed by sea this year.

6. Nepal earthquake

Nepal: Aftermath of Earthquake in Nepal

People walk pass a collapsed house in Sankhu, Kathmandu on May 16.

7. Paris attack

France - Paris Terror Attacks Aftermath

18 Nov 2015, Paris, France —- The National Assembly lit up in red, white and blue, the colours of the national flag in tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks.

8. Floyd Mayweather


Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Manny Pacquiao during their title fight on May 2 in Las Vegas.

9. Fight against ISIS

Islamic State fighter.

A fighter waving the Islamic State flag while standing on a captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria, this year.

10. Adam Goodes


Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans walks from the ground after the First AFL Semi Final on Sep. 19.

11. Same-sex marriage debate


Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2015 shows supporters of same-sex marriage shouting slogans as they take part a rally and march in Sydney.

12. Mars


A fresh crater on Mars.

13. Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal


The recently ousted parliamentary speaker Bronwyn Bishop during question time at Parliament House on Aug. 11, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.

14. Ed Sheeran


Ed Sheeran performed in Brisbane, Nov. 2015.