Nationals candidate Sonia Smith will go against party orders and print her own how-to-vote cards, not preferencing Liberal candidate Ben Taylor.
A row has erupted between two Coalition candidates in a key marginal seat in Ballarat, in Victoria's west, over Liberal hopeful Ben Taylor's stance on abortion.
The newest edition of the controversial guns-and-gangsters game, released on Tuesday, allows users to experience graphic sex with a prostitute.
A senior US science advisor has warned that serious safety concerns remain over a controversial technique to create three-parent babies. This comes ahead of the UK Parliament debating the legalisation of the procedure in the coming months.
The Queensland government needs to reassess pub trading hours to prevent attacks on ambulance officers, their union says. United Voice says the government must do more to stop the rise in attacks on ambulance officers by patients who are drunk or high on drugs.
The NSW Greens will today (Wednesday) introduce its bill for legalising medical marijuana proposing the government grow its own supply so children with incurable epilepsy can be treated. But Nimbin Hemp Embassy president Michael Balderstone told Echonetdaily that the proposed bill did not go far enough and would do nothing to stop the black market trade.
Here's the science behind casino profits. Gambling is good business, or at least a profitable one. According to the American Gaming Association, in 2012 the 464 commercial casinos in the US served 76.1 million patrons and grossed $US37.34 billion.
A Melbourne community housing Not for Profit says it costs $22,000 in State and Federal Government housing supports for every household requiring assistance after being squeezed out of the private rental system.
A coalition of Victorian community housing organisations is warning candidates not to forget the homeless in the state election campaign. Advocates said Victoria needs an extra 50,000 public and community housing properties to meet demand.
Nearly 36 million people live in slavery worldwide, with little being done to liberate them, a human rights group says.
Brazil has embraced an aggressive approach to combating modern-day slavery, including making supply chains more transparent, according to the new Global Slavery Index. Brazil’s government even has a so-called dirty list publicly naming companies that profit from slave labour.
Indigenous disadvantage report is a wake-up call for AustraliaLevels of self-harm and incarceration for indigenous Australians have increased at alarming levels despite the efforts of both sides of politics to 'close the gap', the most comprehensive report on indigenous wellbeing has found.
Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will travel to the United States in September, 2015 for a Vatican-sponsored meeting on the family in Philadelphia.
Australia has taken its stand against boat arrivals to a new level, saying it will no longer resettle asylum seekers found to be refugees by the United Nation's refugee agency in Indonesia who registered after July 1.
For far too long, much of the free world has done little to oppose the persecution of Christians. It is time for those of us who are living with the blessing of freedom of religion to advocate for those who are not.
Porn industry the main sex educator of kids, says child advocate.
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