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Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

Peter Jean, Amy Corderoy THE number of IVF treatments in Australia has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years, after government cuts to Medicare payments.

Pell speaks on gender imbalance

Peter Jean Sydney's Catholic Archbishop has questioned whether the gender imbalance caused by the selective abortion of female foetuses could hinder the rise to affluence of China and India.

Assessing the alternatives

Peter Jean P atients seeking reassurance about their doctor's medical qualifications usually have to look no further than the certificates hanging on the walls behind the medico's desk.

Voters receive direct call from Washington

Peter Jean Kevin Rudd has reached out for the support of the voters who were furious and felt disen- franchised when he was dumped without warning from the prime ministership in 2010.

Mixed views on flu response as lurgy season returns

Peter Jean Nobody likes working next to somebody with a contagious illness, but most of us have turned up to work when sick with flu-like symptoms.

Same-sex marriage arguments released

Peter Jean Altering the definition of marriage to allow same-sex couples to wed would be the equivalent of defining sheep stations as lighthouses, a Senate committee has been told.

Same-sex marriage bill reveals differences

Kristina Keneally.

Peter Jean Differences within Christian communities over gay marriage are being brought to the surface by a Senate inquiry into a Greens bill to permit same-sex marriages.