The first official meeting of the new Advertising Standards Board, which rules on matters of taste and decency in advertising and administers the Australian Association of National Advertisers’ self-regulatory codes, was held earlier this month. The new board, which includes seven new members, upheld a complaint against Builders Academy Australia for showing unsafe use of a chisel and nail guns, but dismissed complaints that three different car ads breached the rules.
Illicit drugs and alcohol are being smuggled into mental health wards run by the state's busiest public hospitals, undermining patient care and putting psychiatric staff at risk of violence.
No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.
Canberra police have seized a record 28 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine hidden in a car in Curtin on Thursday afternoon. ACT Policing allege the drugs were destined for the Victorian market and had a street value of $26 million - or 280,000 street deals - and had an estimated purity of 80 per cent.
A central Victorian school is taking on the Federal Government over its policy to fund religious chaplains in public schools.
Senior Abbott government members are increasingly confident a deal to pass its direct action climate change policy will be reached before Christmas after Clive Palmer appeared to soften his party's hardline position on the scheme.
A voluntary euthanasia advocate who used online video to appeal for a lethal drug has died in Darwin, triggering a police investigation. Martin Burgess, 71, was a member of the euthanasia advocacy group Exit International and a candidate for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party in the 2013 federal election.
While Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addressed the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) on the topic of marriage equality, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison threw his support behind Australia’s existing legal arrangements.
Gay marriage proponents will not allow for religious freedom of their political opponents because their belief system does not allow for the fact that dissenters can be reasonable people of goodwill, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture.
Consensually non-monogamous relationships... are slowly gaining visibility in the media.... Here are 12 things that recent research reveals about these relationships and the people involved in them.
Labor is holding an election- winning lead over the Coalition with just 33 days until voters head to the ballot boxes — 52-48 ahead. Less than five weeks out from the November 29 decider, a Herald Sun/Galaxy opinion poll has found Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews is on track to be Victoria’s next premier with Labor on the same 52-48 per cent two-party preferred lead it had in August.
Labor has claimed victory in both of Saturday's byelections with Opposition Leader John Robertson boldly declaring that Newcastle voters had "put their faith back in Labor".
Labor has signalled it might continue the federal government's policy of turning back the boats, but only if it is safe to do so and has Indonesia's backing.
China's newly announced switch to a two-child population control policy does not resolve the coercive nature of the program, pro-life leaders say, reports Baptist Press. The disclosure of the change came even as the communist government imposes the most severe oppression in four decades, according to a leading advocate for the Chinese church, Christians face the "worst persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution."
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