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Calls for More Skin Cancer Care

The Cancer Council believes a new skin cancer awareness campaign is needed – in order to stop Australians becoming complacent.

Calls for More Skin Cancer Care

The Cancer Council believes a new skin cancer awareness campaign is needed – in order to stop Australians becoming complacent.

Men Still Earn More Than Women

Men are still out-earning women across all occupations and industries, but the pay gap is shrinking. The latest gender equality scorecard shows on average, full-time working men earn about 26-thousand-dollars a year more than women. When it comes to occupations – technicians and trades have the biggest discrepancy. But the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Jackie …Read More

NZ Could Resettle Manus Island Refugees

The Immigration Minister concedes Australia can’t stop New Zealand from making a deal to resettle asylum seekers from Manus Island

Child Trafficking on the Rise

The Rohingya refugee crisis is highlighting another problem in refugee camps – children in the camps in Bangladesh are at constant risk of being trafficked

National

Calls for More Skin Cancer Care

The Cancer Council believes a new skin cancer awareness campaign is needed – in order to stop Australians becoming complacent.

Men Still Earn More Than Women

Men are still out-earning women across all occupations and industries, but the pay gap is shrinking. The latest gender equality scorecard shows on average, full-time working men earn about 26-thousand-dollars a year more than women. When it comes to occupations – technicians and trades have the biggest discrepancy. But the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Jackie …Read More

$2.1M for Aboriginal Artist’s Work

A painting by the late Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye has sold for $2.1 million, marking a new record for the highest price achieved at auction for an Australian female artist.

Aussies Workers Feel the Love

It may come as a surprise to some, but almost seven out of 10 Australian workers believe their employer cares for their well-being.

More High Court Action on MP’s Eligibility

Greens senator Andrew Bartlett could be referred to the High Court over whether the university job he held at the time of the 2016 election disqualifies him from parliament.

International

NZ Could Resettle Manus Island Refugees

The Immigration Minister concedes Australia can’t stop New Zealand from making a deal to resettle asylum seekers from Manus Island

Trump Wants Inquiry into Syrian Chemical Attack

President Donald Trump is urging all members of the UN Security Council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, saying it was needed to prevent President Bashar al-Assad from using the arms

Thousands Gather to Mourn Texas Dead

Three thousand mourners have filled an event centre to capacity for the funeral of eight members of a family who were among the more than two dozen killed in a shooting at a small Texas church. Families of the victims accompanied black and white hearses in limousines on Wednesday n Floresville, Texas, about 19km from …Read More

Diplomat Dies Celebrating SSM Result

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the death of an Australian diplomat in New York as a “shocking tragedy”.

Mugabe Under House Arrest

Zimbabwe’s long time ruler President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in the capital Harare after the military seized power, sending the country into political turmoil. Mugabe is “confined to his home” but “fine”, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday after speaking on the telephone to the 93-year-old. The secretary-general of the national …Read More

Faith

Child Trafficking on the Rise

The Rohingya refugee crisis is highlighting another problem in refugee camps – children in the camps in Bangladesh are at constant risk of being trafficked

Low Ticket Sales for Atheist Convention

A major atheist convention in Australia has been cancelled due to low ticket sales.

Barbadians Walk With the Prodigal Son

When a government minister misses a cabinet meeting in Barbados, it has to be for a good reason.

Toy Store Takes Stance on Sunday Opening

A leading British toy store in the UK has decided not to open on Sunday, December 24 – traditionally one of the most lucrative days of the retail year.

Calls for Change on Growing Inequality

Catholic Social Services Australia has called on Australian politicians to decide whether to continue down a path of growing inequality or to ensure that a life of frugal dignity is within the grasp of all citizens.

Sport

Bathtub Outcome for F1 Driver

A cancelled Formula One tyre test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath.

England Visualise Wins Over Wallabies

Eddie Jones has urged England’s players to call on memories of four successive wins over the Wallabies during Saturday’s mouth-watering game at Twickenham.

Front Row Seats for Federer Victory

Wide-eyed Wallabies Bernard Foley and Will Genia enjoyed a front-row position as six-time champion Roger Federer notched yet another milestone at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Socceroos Off to Russia

Socceroos Coach Ange Postecoglou says he hasn’t decided whether he will take the exact same side to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Gruelling Tours Paying Off

It wasn’t much fun at the time but Australian quick Pat Cummins has credited this year’s gruelling subcontinent tours for moulding him into a Test force.

20Twenty

Abortion Reddens White Ribbon Day – Robyn Grace

White Ribbon Australia want abortion decriminalised “A lot of the women who have gone to the abortion clinic that I have witnessed, I would say a good 90 percent do not want to have an abortion to kill their child.” Before: ‘I’m a White Ribbon ambassador.’ After: ‘I am no longer a White Ribbon ambassador.’ …Read More

Injecting Room Trial for Victoria – ‘It’s Bad Policy!’

“There are no recreational drugs. All drugs are toxins!” “There are only two kinds of drug users who stop using.” “Those who get out of drug use permanently and those who get out of drug use permanently and get to talk about it.” “In other words you either die or you get out of it.” …Read More

Controversy and Dogmatism – Bill Muehlenberg

“Many Christian leaders too afraid to rock the boat.” “I speak to our shame. A lot of evangelical Christian leaders have been too silent and maybe too afraid to rock the boat.” “We need to be dogmatic. We need to stand firm and resolute and be prepared, even if it brings division and controversy. Jesus …Read More

Marriage Vote

It’s ‘Yes’ to Same Sex Marriage

Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 percent

Concerns Over Same Sex Marriage Bills

Lawyers criticise alternative same-sex marriage bill as an “extraordinary and perilous” winding back of anti-discrimination laws.

Alternative Bill Considered Over Same-Sex Marriage

Conservative MPs are reportedly working on an alternative bill to legalise same-sex marriage if the postal survey returns a yes vote.

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