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Bitter truth about marriage vote

[unable to retrieve full-text content] WITH nearly two months to go until Australia knows the outcome of the postal vote on same-sex marriage, the hard part is only just beginning. The $122 million government “shemozzle” has already lead to sackings, abuse, death threats and public shamings, with everyone from politicians ...

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Yes vote will ‘reduce youth suicide’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] LEADING mental health groups are joining the Yes campaign claiming that making same-sex marriage legal could prevent up to 3000 youth suicide attempts a year. The five groups — ReachOut, Headspace, Orygen, the Black Dog Institute and Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Centre — will ...

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Proposal that’s not of this world

[unable to retrieve full-text content] IT’S the virtual reality marriage proposal with a very real love story behind it. Melbourne carpenter Alex Lackovic and social worker Kelly Lynn Norman, always joked that their relationship was headed for marriage, so they were ‘virtually’ engaged. So when it came time to pop ...

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Broke teen’s confession steals hearts

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A TEEN’S heartfelt tweets about being broke on his first date with his girlfriend have gone viral. Cash-strapped Kittakone Sirisombath Jr, 17, took Destiny La’nae Irish out for a burger — her favourite food — at US chain Chili’s on March 13. But he could ...

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Flesh-eating ulcer ‘running rampant’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A VICTORIAN teenager has started an online petition calling on the Federal Government to increase research into a flesh-eating ulcer she claims is “running rampant” on the Mornington Peninsula. Ella Crofts, 13, is suffering from Mycobacterium Ulcerans, a tropical disease that causes “severe pain, inflammation ...

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Ex-Hugo Boss model gets life for murder

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A FORMER Hugo Boss model has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his reality TV star girlfriend. Robert Reagan, 53, fatally stabbed Loredana Nesci during a domestic dispute at their Los Angeles, California home in July 2015. KTLA reports he was found guilty ...

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City will be centre of world attention

[unable to retrieve full-text content] HEALTH experts and ministers from around the world will descend on Brisbane next month for a major World Health Organisation event. The four-day event is tipped to be an economic boon for the city, with almost $2 million to be injected into the state’s economy. ...

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Bernardi blasts school ‘wear a dress day’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AN Adelaide primary school’s “wear a dress day” has been labelled as absurd by South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi — but his comments have pushed the fundraiser to national prominence and far above its goal. Senator Bernardi has hit out at a proposed fundraiser by ...

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Asking fat people to pay extra won’t work

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ANOTHER day, another plan to get fat people off the streets — or on the streets, more specifically, so they won’t be fat anymore. Tipping the Scales is a new proposal from 34 groups around Australia with investment in ending the “obesity epidemic”. These groups ...

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Green energy in clear over bill hikes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] THE nation’s top competition guardian today cleared clean energy schemes of the major blame for soaring electricity costs. More than 60 per cent of price jumps which are angering households and businesses came from rises in network prices and retail margins rather than subsidies for ...

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