A study of Australian women has revealed just four per cent aged between 18 and 44 view having a baby as their top priority. 43 per cent said their number one priority was family and friends. The research, conducted by Galaxy on behalf of ovulation test company Clearblue, did find that careers fared even worse with only three per cent of women saying their work rated highest in importance.
More than 1000 women were surveyed.
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And then there was one. A one vote majority for the Labor Government as Deputy Speaker Anna Burke stepped into the Speaker role while scandal-plagued Peter Slipper stepped aside pending the outcome of a criminal investigation relating to the use of blank Cabcharges. But even that majority might fall to create a perfectly deadlocked 74:74 vote Parliament, depending on whether the Opposition can wrange the vote of any of the Independents.
While PM Julia Gillard said it was ‘appropriate’ Mr Slipper stepped aside, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott earlier said the PM’s refusal to act in the same way her Government acted by standing aside the Australian Defence Force Academy head Commodore Bruce Kafer after the Skype sex scandal, was a matter that went to the core of her integrity.
It’s the first case of a jail-term for a social media nude photo revenge plot in Australia. A man decided he would post pictures of his former girlfriend on his own Facebook wall because, he said, it was the only way to get back at her for leaving the relationship.
Ravshan ”Ronnie” Usmanov told police: ”I put the photos up because she hurt me and it was the only thing [I had] to hurt her.”
The six pictures, according to court documents, showed his ex-girlfriend ”nude in certain positions and clearly showing her breasts and genitalia”.
Usmanov emailed his ex and told her where the photos could be found and she phoned the police after turning up at his door and demanding he remove them.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Mottley said:
”The harm to the victim is not difficult to contemplate: embarrassment, humiliation and anxiety at not only the viewing of the images by persons who are known to her but also the prospect of viewing by those who are not. It can only be a matter for speculation as to who else may have seen the images, and whether those images have been stored in such a manner which, at a time the complainant least expects, they will again be available for viewing, circulation or distribution.”
Jason Merkley was turned away from a NSW Central Coast motel because he was blind and the owner insisted his guide dog could not stay, even though it is illegal under discrimination laws to do so. Mr Merkley had travelled from Sydney with his wife and young daughter for the Easter weekend.
They were forced to drive back to Sydney, late, as there was no other accommodation available.
“I started to feel like I was going to break down and cry. I tried to walk back to the car and walked into a potted plant,” Mr Merkley said.
The motel will likely now be fined by Wyong Shire Council.