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MP speaks out against government's abortion bill at pro-life rally

MP speaks out against government's abortion bill at pro-life rally

An MP has criticised the state government’s bill for abortion laws, which allows terminations on request up to 22 weeks, at a pro-life rally outside Parliament on Saturday.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia

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Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to kill enemies
Democracy

Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to kill enemies

Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence dissenters, even ones that flee abroad to escape their grasp. Now they have a free hand to act.

  • by Tamer Fakahany
Navy vet horrified as mother's tweet miscasts him as #HimToo poster boy

Navy vet horrified as mother's tweet miscasts him as #HimToo poster boy

Pieter Hanson was in the middle of a marketing exam when his phone started blowing up. He was convinced something terrible had happened.

  • by Meagan Flynn
Patriotic Chinese reporter accused of slapping man at British party conference
China

Patriotic Chinese reporter accused of slapping man at British party conference

The event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference was meant to discuss the erosion of freedom and autonomy in Hong Kong. One reporter took offence.

Brazil's female stars 'brainwashed' against candidate: running mate
Brazil

Brazil's female stars 'brainwashed' against candidate: running mate

Brazilian celebrities who joined millions of women in a campaign against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have been "brainwashed," his running mate says.

  • by Ricardo Brito
Where are all the great Aussie protest songs?
Opinion
Opinion

Where are all the great Aussie protest songs?

Today's songwriters seem more concerned with navel-gazing and their fragile broken hearts than weightier, more universal issues.

  • by Jeff Apter
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Fatality, injuries in Nicaragua protests

Fatality, injuries in Nicaragua protests

A 16-year-old boy has been killed, five others were injured and 10 people were detained during an anti-government protest in Nicaragua.

Pussy Riot member arrives in Berlin after suspected poisoning
Russia

Pussy Riot member arrives in Berlin after suspected poisoning

Petr Verzilov was one of four Pussy Riot protesters who, dressed in police-style outfits, stormed the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia.

'For my grandchildren': War veteran among 26 charged in coal protests

'For my grandchildren': War veteran among 26 charged in coal protests

Bill Ryan, a 92-year-old war veteran, says he locked himself to train tracks to protest coal for the sake of future generations.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Hunter coal train driver yells abuse at protester who boarded his train
Protest

Hunter coal train driver yells abuse at protester who boarded his train

"Get down off my f---ing loco," the furious train diver yelled as Micah Weekes relayed his anti-coal message to the world.

  • by Matthew Kelly
Russian police detain hundreds protesting pension reform
Protest

Russian police detain hundreds protesting pension reform

Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said.

  • by Andrey Kuzmin and Andrew Osborn