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    “What has happened to Nova Peris isn’t a sex scandal – it’s family violence.”

    By AMY STOCKWELL This week, an Australian newspaper appears to have become an accomplice in a campaign of family violence against a Senator. In publishing the most deeply personal elements of emails between Senator Nova Peris and Trinidadian athlete Alto Bolden, the NT News has compounded a violent act apparently designed to humiliate, coerce and manipulate the Senator in a dispute [read more]

  • theperfectbody

    More than 12,000 women want this ad to go away.

          So subtle. Images of women in advertising tell us every day what the “perfect body” looks like – and all too often, that means thin, tall, big-breasted, free of body hair, unblemished and white. But usually, the messages are slightly more subtle than Victoria’s Secret’s newest campaign, which features images of a bunch of [read more]

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    He lost his fiancé and gained a son on the same day.

          Update: The Queensland man whose fiancé died during childbirth earlier this month has called for more research into the condition that took her life. The ABC reports Wayde Kelly said he’s struggling to understand how his partner, Kymberlie Shepherd, could pass away so suddenly. “It’s rare and unexpected, but so is a snakebite but [read more]

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    This is what “street harassment” is like if you’re a man (hint: nothing like harassment.)

    Yesterday, a video went viral of a woman being harassed over 100 times as she walked the streets of New York City. Inspired by his girlfriend Shoshana Roberts, who told him about what was happening to her every day, video director Rob Bliss collaborated with not-for-profit  movement Hollaback to film her walking around for 10 hours — capturing the continuous verbal [read more]

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    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Brittany Maynard may not end her life on Saturday after all. Brittany Maynard the 29-year-old terminally ill woman who planned to take her own life this Saturday after a battle with terminal brain cancer has released a new video saying that she may or may not choose to die on that date. “So if [read more]

  • Bayli Elliot - young, wonderous, kind.

    The tragic death of this 18 y/o is all too close to home.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON     She loved lite vanilla ice cream and horror movies. Her bedroom was messy – but she liked it that way. Her mother said she was moody. She was a keen photographer. She was loved and cherished by her family. She was adored by her friends. But now, tragically, she [read more]

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    Senator Nova Peris addresses claims of an alleged affair.

      UPDATE: Senator Nova Peris has addressed the Australian senate and categorically rejected any wrongdoing in relation to claims that she used taxpayer funds to help carry out an extramarital affair. She also described the accusations as “baseless”, and said the intimate emails were part of a long-running child access dispute with an “aggrieved party”, which had involved [read more]

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    Police have known about this “rape club” for years. So why isn’t anyone going to jail?

      WARNING: This article deals with accounts of rape/sexual assault and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. They were a group of young men who allegedly sought out girls as young as thirteen. The West Auckland teenagers – who called themselves the “Roast Busters” – would reportedly ply the girls with alcohol before raping them and, horrifyingly, [read more]

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    Indy Clinton makes more money with 3 photos than most women make in a week.

        Indy Clinton is unlike any schoolgirl you know. Between studying for her HSC and hitting the surf in Palm Beach, the leggy 17-year-old Sydneysider poses in bikinis, wetsuits and masses of chunky bohemian jewellery for posts on Instagram — and earns thousands of dollars for it. It may sound a bit like Indy, a student [read more]

  • Confusion over why the man was admitted by paramedics in Hazmat suits.

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Melbourne Ebola scare     There are reports this morning that Royal Melbourne Hospital may be treating a suspected Ebola case. Nine News reports that paramedics were wearing full hazmat suits as they picked the man up from Port Melbourne. He was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital. The man is believed to have recently [read more]

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    Minister, you’re a feminist. Whether you call yourself one or not.

      By JAMILA RIZVI No, Minister Bishop. I repeat: No, Minister. Earlier today you told the National Press Club that you’re not a feminist. When asked the question directly from a journalist, you said “I don’t find the need to self-describe in that way [as a feminist]… [it's] not a term that I find particularly useful [read more]

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    He reportedly sent her 1400 text messages in a month. And then she died.

          Trigger warning: This post deals with suicide and themes of domestic abuse and may be triggering to some readers. Breeana Robinson was a beautiful, happy 20-year-old cheerleader with her whole life ahead of her when she met 38-year-old Dan Shearin on Facebook. The two formed a relationship and within months “Bree”, an aspiring [read more]

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    The mother who went to court so her daughter could die.

      Twelve-year-old Nancy couldn’t walk, talk, eat or drink. The little girl, from Essex in the UK, was born blind and suffering from hydrocphalus, meningitis and septicaemia, and had to be fed, watered and medicated through a tube. UK  newspaper The Mirror reports the girl needed 24-hour hospital care because of her severe disabilities; despite heavy medication, Nancy [read more]

  • The young family when the boy was a baby.

    Emaciated 4 y/o old boy just days from death as his mother was ‘too busy having sex’ to look after him.

     By SHAUNA ANDERSON Warning: This post deals with themes of child abuse and may be distressing for some readers.       Squalid, stinking and filthy. A room filled with used nappies and fecal matter. A four-year old boy just days from death. Another disgrace. Another shocking neglectful scene with horrors that simply should not [read more]

  • Nova Peris

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Senator Nova Peris’ alleged affair revealed An alleged affair carried out by Senator Nova Peris – and funded by taxpayers- has come to light through News Limited newspapers. The alleged affair in 2010 between Senator Peris and Ato Boldon – a four-time Olympic gold medal winner – was exposed through a series of emails [read more]

  • michelle levy missing girl

    UPDATE: A shocking allegation has surfaced about the assault charge faced by Michelle Levy’s father.

      Update:  Tonight news networks are reporting that the assault charges faced by Michelle Levy’s father Adam concern a child. Seven News’ Alex Hart reported, “It’s been confirmed that [Levy] is facing an unrelated charge of common assault involving a child aged between six and seven.” “I’m not going to discuss the circumstances, but I don’t believe the charges are justified,” [read more]

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    The teen girl who ran away from home to “help ISIS” has given an interview.

    Update: One of the teenagers who fled Austria earlier this year to join the Islamic State has spoken out about her life in Syria, saying she can “really be free” among her new militant colleagues — but experts say she was probably coerced into making the statements. Speaking via text message to French Paris Match [read more]

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    This darling boy is dying. What his neighbours did next is truly beautiful.

      By SCOTT STUMP In a close-knit Utah town where time has become a precious commodity for one family, the Christmas lights are already up and Halloween is in full swing 10 days early. The town of West Jordan has come together to ensure that a 4-year-old boy with only a short time to live [read more]

  • Ryven Harris

    The couple having another baby to save the life of their son.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON           Ryven Harris was born with a very rare condition. A one in a million disease that they were told was a death sentence. His only cure – a bone marrow transplant. At only 12 weeks old Ryven was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS). WAS is a rare recessive [read more]

  • vaccine deniers

    Look at this: the devastating effect of anti-vaxxers on the world.

                New research has shown that the number of vaccine-preventable diseases is on the rise worldwide. Let that sink in for a moment. Despite scientific advances, ground-breaking medical research, and more accessibility to vaccinations than ever before, entirely preventable diseases are actually rising. Why? Because anti-vaccination fear-mongering is stopping preventable diseases like [read more]

  • michelle

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Michelle Levy home     The father of Michelle Levy – the 11-year old runaway- has said he is still in the dark regarding what occurred while the young girl stayed with a stranger for two nights but that he was confident she was ok. “She hooked up with someone on Saturday night – [read more]

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    11-year-old Michelle Levy has been found.

        Update: Michelle Levy, 11, has returned home after being missing for 40 hours. She was reunited with her family in North Bondi on Monday evening, after being released into the custody of “trusted” family members earlier in the day. Adam Levy said he was thrilled his daughter had been found, but did not [read more]

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    “Hold your breath for 6 minutes,” the poster ad tells Australian children.

    By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium has pulled down posters inviting viewers to “hold your breath for 6 minutes” — amid concerns the ads sent an unsafe message to children. The campaign, which promotes the aquarium’s current dugong exhibit, features a picture of a girl who looks around six visibly holding her breath — under the words: [read more]

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    Imagine finding this note in your letterbox: “We’re tired of your baby crying”.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON       Trish LaForty arrived home last week from swimming with her 11-month old son expecting to have a quiet afternoon with her baby. Instead she found a note in her letterbox that left her stunned. The Sunshine Coast mother had been left a passive aggressive note asking her to keep [read more]

  • Issa speaks out on Sunday night

    She fell in love with a man who wasn’t her husband. And paid the ultimate price.

      Mahassen Issa is a 29-year-old teacher and mother from Sydney. She has been trapped in Lebanon for months, separated from her two children, facing charges of bigamy and adultery. Just before her return to Sydney, she spoke to Channel 7’s Sunday Night program about her ordeal. Issa’s story broke in July, when news outlets reported that Issa [read more]

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    An 18-year old woman has been tested for Ebola in Brisbane.

    Update: Queensland Health have announced that the woman’s initial test results have come back negative. She will remain in hospital and will be tested again in two days.     Mamamia previously reported: An 18-year-old woman is in isolation in Brisbane, showing possible symptoms of Ebola. The woman arrived in Australia 11 days ago, having [read more]

  • Nic Fisher

    The backyard pool game that can kill even the strongest swimmer.

              By CARLY JAYET Spending hours in the pool in the hot summer is a rite of passage for every Australian kid…my two brothers and I included. Sadly it is this simple pastime which claimed the life of my youngest brother. It was a scene I’ll never forget. I was 16 [read more]

  • A picture taken on December 15, 2008 at a court in Tehran shows Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari speaking to defend herself during the first hearing of her trial for the murder of a former intelligence official. Jabbari who is awaiting an impending death sentence for slaying of former intelligence official Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, could be forgiven if 'she tells the truth', the victim's son said on April 19, 2014 as a UN human rights monitor claims the crime was done in self-defence against a potential rapist. (image vi Getty).

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Police in Sydney search for missing 11yo girl. Police in Sydney are searching for a young girl who has been missing since 6:30pm on Saturday night. Michelle Levy left her home in North Bondi at about 6:30pm after a family argument. While she has been known to leave home before, it has only been for [read more]

  • Michelle

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Missing Sydney girl   Update: Police have found missing Michelle Levy after 40 hours away from her North Bondi home. For more, see this post.   11-year old Michelle Levy left her home in North Bondi at about 6:30pm after a family argument. While she has been known to leave home before, it has [read more]

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    ‘I do not agree with you on same sex marriage’ Bill Shorten tells Australian Christian Lobby

                This morning, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten gave a speech to the national conference of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. He told the ACL what he thought about same sex marriage. He also gave a smooth side-eye to anyone who was thinking about being critical of his [read more]