Same-sex marriage? Q&A asks whether we should keep marriage at all

Same-sex marriage? Q&A asks whether we should keep marriage at all

Updated September 12, 2017 00:30:37 Video: Merav Michaeli says the institution of marriage is not something we should maintain. (ABC News) Related Story: This is what the same-sex marriage survey form looks like Instead of merely debating whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, we should be debating whether marriage is acceptable at all, said a prominent philosopher and an Israeli feminist on Q&A on Monday night. With the postal ballots for the same-sex marriage survey being sent out the day after Q&A was going to air, it was…

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Wall St surges on Hurricane Irma downgrade, ASX to open higher

Wall St surges on Hurricane Irma downgrade, ASX to open higher

Updated September 12, 2017 08:49:55 Photo: After the deluge: Markets rally as Hurricane Irma is downgraded to a tropical storm. (Reuters: Stephen Yang) Wall Street’s relief rally on Monday is likely to flow to Australia when the ASX opens its doors for trading. There are several signs that investors were breathing a collective sigh of relief. Namely, gold fell by 1.4 per cent from its one-year high as traders retreated from safe-haven assets, and the CBOE volatility index (VIX), which measures anxiety in the market, dropped by 12 per cent…

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Australian Ballet sends Alice down the rabbit hole for its biggest show yet

Australian Ballet sends Alice down the rabbit hole for its biggest show yet

Posted September 11, 2017 19:49:41 Photo: The Australian Ballet promises to show Alice as “you’ve never seen her before”. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Related Story: Young regional ballet dancers mentored via virtual reality Related Story: Male ballet dancers overcoming stigma, pain to do what they love The Australian Ballet says Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, premiering in Melbourne tomorrow night, is the biggest production it has ever undertaken and one of the most physically challenging. Created by acclaimed British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the Royal Ballet, the story is a modern…

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AGL appears committed to closing Liddell plant despite meeting with PM

AGL appears committed to closing Liddell plant despite meeting with PM

Updated September 11, 2017 21:52:58 Energy provider AGL appears to be ruling out selling or extending the life of the Liddell power station, despite the Federal Government declaring that is still an option. Key points: Malcolm Turnbull last week said he wanted AGL to keep the Liddell station operating beyond 2022 AGL has issued a statement indicating it is still committed to closing the power plant It said renewables with gas back-up would be the favoured power source in the short-term Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said today’s meeting between AGL…

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Boy could lose sight after magpie attack

Boy could lose sight after magpie attack

A YOUNG boy could lose vision in his left eye after being injured in a magpie attack  near Whiteman Park. Jacob Gale, 1, was walking across a grassed area with his family on his way to a miniature train day at the park on Sunday when the bird swooped. Father Adam Gale said his son was just a few metres away when the bird hovered near his head without warning and then started to flap. “The magpie flew in right near his head and I could see it near his…

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