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Tory Shepherd: Should we help paedophiles? What choice do we have?

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IF people are born straight, or gay, is it possible that paedophiles can’t help being what they are? Virtuous paedophiles: Support group to stop them acting on their urges Tony Shepherd The Advertiser Evidence shows that it might be true; paedophiles are born that way. Recent research suggests some faulty wiring in the brain. Things about children that are meant ... Read More »

When a mother’s rights clash with the needs of her unborn child

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Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness’ decision to refuse treatment ‘harrowing’ for hospital staff after mother and baby die The recent report of case of a pregnant woman who refused life-saving cancer treatment while heavily pregnant has once again ignited debate within the community about how we should resolve conflicts between a mother’s rights and those of her unborn child. The Canberra Times ... Read More »

Scots boys got into Sydney University without HSC

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EXCLUSIVE Students from the elite Scots College have gained entry to the University of Sydney without sitting the Higher School Certificate, completing instead a 17-week diploma that is available at no other school. The Sydney Morning Herald - Rick Feneley, News and features writer The pilot program, devised by the university’s commercially driven arm Sydney Learning, sparked outrage among some university staff, ... Read More »

First Turkish Cypriot Head Boy for ES

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A Turkish Cypriot pupil has, for the first time in the English School’s long history, been elected as Head Boy. InCyprus – Onat Ataman was voted Head Boy at elections at the school earlier this week. Reacting to the news, Akel welcomed the move saying: “This development shows the progress made in relations between pupils from the two communities.” It ... Read More »

French MPs back ban on skinny catwalk models

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BBC – French MPs have approved a law to ban the use of fashion models deemed to be excessively thin. Under the law, models will have to show they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above a certain level. Modelling agents that break the rules face fines and six months in jail. The lower house of parliament also passed a separate ... Read More »

The faces of prostitution in Australia

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BBC – By BBC Trending . What’s popular and why What kind of people are sex workers? In Australia, hundreds of them are telling the world about themselves using social media. “College student. Aspiring lawyer. Activist. Daughter, sister, sex worker. I don’t need rescuing”. These are the kinds of statements that hundreds of Australian sex workers are making about themselves using ... Read More »

Spoken word artist Luka Lesson is owning his language

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Luke Lesson is a man of many hats. As well as being an internationally acclaimed spoken word poet and published author – his debut collection of poetry The Future Ancients was released back in 2013 — the Australian is also an adept MC. Lesson’s recent second album, Exit, blends all his literal and music flair together. He talks about the ... Read More »

Thirsty for a ‘Straya less obsessed with booze

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Opinion TheDRUM – By Dominic Knight I don’t want to be too critical of Warnie, because then I’d violate the Aussie code of being a good bloke. But the tendency to make everything about beer is becoming embarrassing, writes Dominic Knight. Controversy has always come to Shane Warne as effortlessly as that cheeky grin and those huge leg breaks. Last ... Read More »

New Senate inquiry to probe sexual abuse in Nauru detention centre

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Rapes, sexual assault, drugs for favours: review finds The full Moss Review report Analysis: Taking out the trash but too clever by half Someone owes someone an apology The Senate is set to launch an inquiry into abuse of women and children inside the Nauru detention centre after an independent report detailed allegations of rape, sexual assaults and intimidation. The ... Read More »