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Victoria has launched a review of the criminal penalties for sexting in the state which in some cases could see teenagers sent to prison for 10-years for sexting each other. Even both parties agreed to sext at the time. Sexting is the practice known as sending naked or erotic pictures of yourself to someone else, usually using a mobile phone. Some teenagers have been placed on sex offender registers for the offence and advocates said it needed to stop, across Australia.
And the fashion commentators have given it a tentative thumbs up calling it fresh and saying it shows a sort of ‘unpretentious trendiness’. The range is cheap, from $4 to $39, and includes the latest block colour, animal print and neutral trends. It’s so cheap not all stores will have change rooms to try them on, but Coles says you can always bring them back for a refund on your net grocery trip. The range is called Mix. Are you tempted?
The rebels who marched in Tripoli and eventually seized Muammar Gaddafi’s own sprawling compound have found some pretty bizarre things. Like a photo album filled with pictures of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The dictator had a bit of a crush on her. The rebels found Gaddafi’s son’s collection of luxury cars and a brochure for yachts, one Saif had his eye on was about $10m Australian. There was also a DVD of gay porn, so the rebels say. The finds come as Gaddafi has apparently released a message over radio telling loyalists to fight until the end. But that sounds like bluster, more than anything.
Well it’s hardly a surprise. The Chinese Government has added a raft of (mostly) pop songs to the list of tunes banned in the country as they might ‘harm the security of state culture’. The banned list includes ‘Edge of Glory’ and ‘Bloody Mary’ among 98 others. Websites can’t play them. If you had just one song you could ban – for whatever reason – what would it be?