THE child sex offender fighting to keep a twin girl procured from Thailand in a botched surrogacy deal has another alleged victim, a girl whose mother reluctantly chose not to put her young daughter through the trauma of a trial.
Progressive Australian Catholics have cautiously welcomed a Vatican document that uses soft and accepting language towards gay and divorced Catholics, while noting it does not change the church's doctrinal stance of homosexuality being an "objective disorder".
On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hear evidence on a euthanasia bill that would allow some people to be given a lethal injection on compassionate grounds.
Circumventing political donations laws in NSW will be punishable by up to 10 years in jail, under changes announced by Premier Mike Baird to be in place for next year's state election following revelations at the state's corruption watchdog.
A NEW system of election funding means the major NSW parties will need to raise little or nothing from private donations, while limiting the ability of lobby groups, companies and unions to run campaigns during an election.
The Australian government is facing two challenges in court on Tuesday over its policies towards asylum seekers.
THE Sri Lankan asylum-seeker who is challenging the federal government’s boat interception and turn-back powers had no permission to come to Australia and had breached Australian laws in attempting to do so, the High Court has heard.
Two Australians accused of supporting terrorist groups in Syria have vowed to go to the High Court to challenge the national foreign incursion laws under which they are charged.
LONDON — Against a backdrop of growing impatience across Europe with Israeli policy, Britain’s Parliament overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution Monday night to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state. The vote was a symbolic but potent indication of how public opinion has shifted since the breakdown of American-sponsored peace negotiations and the conflict in Gaza this summer.
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