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Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Activists feared Friday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a case highlighting tight restrictions on women. Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, intended to flee to Australia to escape a forced marriage, Human Rights Watch cited a Canadian witness as saying. The witness said […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Refuse to Change ‘Two Witness Rule’ that Protects Pedophiles and Abusers

Jehovah’s Witnesses Refuse to Change ‘Two Witness Rule’ that Protects Pedophiles and Abusers

CHILD sexual assault is a secret crime carried out by men and women who do everything they can to avoid detection. Which is why one passage in the Bible is a Get Out of Jail Free card for offenders, particularly when adhered to so strictly by those within religious organisations. Timothy 5:19: demands followers “do […]

Australia to ban unvaccinated children from preschool

Australia to ban unvaccinated children from preschool

No-jab, no play. So says the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who has announced that unvaccinated children will be barred from attending preschools and daycare centres. Currently, 93 per cent of Australian children receive the standard childhood vaccinations, including those for measles, mumps and rubella, but the government wants to lift this to 95 per cent. […]

World war 3 is coming…

World war 3 is coming…

The prospect of a global conflict – World War III if you like – appears somewhat unthinkable. Since the Second World War, there has been no major war between the great powers. The original post-war European project was based around peace, social justice and harmony. The unravelling of this project, accompanied by rising nationalism, is […]

Australia Was Colonised by One Group 50,000 Years Ago, DNA Evidence Reveals

Australia Was Colonised by One Group 50,000 Years Ago, DNA Evidence Reveals

Historic hair samples collected from Aboriginal people show that following an initial migration 50,000 years ago, populations spread rapidly around the east and west coasts of Australia. Our research, published in Nature today, also shows that once settled, Aboriginal groups remained in their discrete geographical regions right up until the arrival of Europeans a few […]

‘Get rid of the bong’: Man recalls reaction to finding 3 yr-old daughter dead

‘Get rid of the bong’: Man recalls reaction to finding 3 yr-old daughter dead

A Brisbane man who discovered his three-year-old daughter dead in his lounge room says he told his housemate to get rid of a bong before calling triple-0. Matthew Lee Williamson is facing a contested sentencing hearing in the Supreme Court after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Kyhesha-Lee Joughin, but said he never hurt […]

Worst-ever coral bleaching event goes into unprecedented 4th year

Worst-ever coral bleaching event goes into unprecedented 4th year

It’s a catastrophe for coral reefs. Sea surface temperatures are so high across much of the tropics that many reefs will suffer severe bleaching for an unprecedented fourth year in a row. Divers in Australia are already reporting new bleaching in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, where last year half of corals […]

4 US tourists and pilot killed in Melbourne shopping mall plane crash

4 US tourists and pilot killed in Melbourne shopping mall plane crash

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct […]

More than 140,000 families cut off from childcare payments for not vaccinating their kids

More than 140,000 families cut off from childcare payments for not vaccinating their kids

More than 140,000 families have been cut off from receiving childcare benefits for failing to vaccinate their children. The first figures from the Federal Government’s “No jab, no pay” policy show parents in Adelaide city and the Gold Coast Hinterland were most likely to not vaccinate their children. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told TODAY […]

Hundreds of whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand’s Farewell Spit in Golden Bay

Hundreds of whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand’s Farewell Spit in Golden Bay

Desperate efforts are underway to save dozens of pilot whales still alive after hundreds stranded themselves on a New Zealand beach, in the third largest mass stranding in the country’s history. At least 250 whales were already dead of 400 found beached on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay on the tip of the South Island […]

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