Labor’s abortion policy must allow Catholic hospitals the right to choose

Labor’s abortion policy must allow Catholic hospitals the right to choose

By Bernadette Tobin Posted March 22, 2019 06:00:17 Photo: Should we compel publicly-funded institutions to perform the procedure? Or even compel them to refer those who seek it to institutions which are willing to provide it? (ABC News) The Labor Party recently announced that if it wins the federal election it would use federal funds…
‘Give us a baby and we’ll let you go’: Girls as young as 14 sold as sex slaves to China

‘Give us a baby and we’ll let you go’: Girls as young as 14...

Updated March 22, 2019 00:43:34 Seng Moon was 16 when she was trafficked from Myanmar's Kachin State to south-western China and sold to a Chinese family as a bride. Key points: Girls as young as 14 are being trafficked from Myanmar into sexual slavery in China The women Human Rights Watch interviewed were sold for…
PM tells Waleed Aly he always sought to confront Islamophobia, not exploit it

PM tells Waleed Aly he always sought to confront Islamophobia, not exploit it

Updated March 21, 2019 21:22:07 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has categorically denied telling senior colleagues to exploit concerns about Islam for political gain, insisting he sought to confront Islamophobia. Key points: Scott Morrison said he never told senior colleagues to exploit community concerns about Muslim migration The Prime Minister accused Waleed Aly of being "very…
‘We’re expecting the worst’: Utes stacked up as coastal residents flee Trevor’s wrath

‘We’re expecting the worst’: Utes stacked up as coastal residents flee Trevor’s wrath

Updated March 21, 2019 19:32:31 Photo: Residents of Borroloola board a C-17 as they evacuate Cyclone Trevor. (ABC News: Kristy O'Brien) Mattresses, blankets and other precious items are being packed tight into utes in the Gulf of Carpentaria town of Borroloola as residents flee ahead of Cyclone Trevor's arrival. Key points: It is believed about…
For Port Adelaide fans seeking love, club launches match-day dating service

For Port Adelaide fans seeking love, club launches match-day dating service

Updated March 21, 2019 20:08:01 Photo: The Perfect Pear service aims to match fans with their ideal partners. (Port Adelaide Football Club) Port Adelaide Football Club is hoping to make it "match day" in more ways than one for its fans this season, launching a dating service during its home games. Key points: The Power…
Cyclone Veronica rapidly intensifies off WA, sparking ‘drastic impact’ warning

Cyclone Veronica rapidly intensifies off WA, sparking ‘drastic impact’ warning

Updated March 21, 2019 19:37:13 Related Story: Cyclone Veronica has taken shape off WA , and it's set to have a 'significant impact' A severe tropical cyclone brewing north of Western Australia has intensified more rapidly than expected, reaching a category four severity. Key points: Veronica is predicted to develop into a category five cyclone…
Labor’s negative gearing changes will force property prices down and rent up, study says

Labor’s negative gearing changes will force property prices down and rent up, study says

Updated March 21, 2019 17:24:54 Photo: A new report says Labor's planned rollback of tax breaks for property investors will lead to lower property prices and higher rents. (ABC News: Nic MacBean) A new report says Labor's planned rollback of tax breaks for property investors will lead to lower property prices and higher rents. Key…
Mother jailed in Brisbane for genital mutilation of two daughters

Mother jailed in Brisbane for genital mutilation of two daughters

Updated March 21, 2019 16:01:27 A woman who took her two young daughters to Africa for female genital mutilation has been sentenced to four years in prison, becoming the first person in Queensland to be jailed for the crime. Key points: Judge Leanne Clare said the mother betrayed her position of trust with her daughters…
NZ set to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles

NZ set to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles

Updated March 21, 2019 14:56:49 Related Story: 13yo boy doesn't want to be alone after burying family slain in Christchurch Related Story: Father and son buried as police say Christchurch terrorist plotted a third massacre New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a plan to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in the…
Lion Air pilots were scouring handbook and praying when plane crashed

Lion Air pilots were scouring handbook and praying when plane crashed

Updated March 21, 2019 07:04:34 Photo: The Lion Air plane crashed into the Java Sea in October last year. (Reuters: Beawiharta) The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189…

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