Elton John calls on Australia to 'embrace courage' and legalise same-sex marriage

Elton John calls on Australia to 'embrace courage' and legalise same-sex marriage

Updated September 22, 2017 10:03:06 Photo: Sir Elton also reflected on his love for husband David Furnish in the post, who he married in 2014. (Instagram: eltonjohn) Related Story: I’ve sent back my same-sex marriage survey forms. Now what? Related Story: Elton John kicks off regional tour with Mackay show British music icon Elton John has made a heartfelt call for Australia to embrace same-sex marriage as he prepares to give a series of shows in north Queensland. The star took to Facebook to weigh in on the issue, calling…

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Cape York rangers are racing to save rock art from mining and erosion

Cape York rangers are racing to save rock art from mining and erosion

Posted September 23, 2017 08:57:03 Video: The rock art on the Cape York peninsula is so special, its location must be kept secret (ABC News) In the heart of escarpment country on the Cape York peninsula, Indigenous rangers are racing against time to find and preserve ancient rock art before it disappears. Not only are the sites difficult to find and access, rangers fear the delicate art work will be destroyed by bushfire, weeds and feral animals. Mining exploration and erosion also loomed as significant threats to the galleries before…

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McCain may have dealt fatal blow to Obamacare repeal effort

McCain may have dealt fatal blow to Obamacare repeal effort

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will (affect) insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.” McCain’s “no”…

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New Trump travel ban to have country-specific restrictions

New Trump travel ban to have country-specific restrictions

The new restrictions will vary by country and could include a ban on travel to the United States, or new restrictions on obtaining a visa for citizens of particular countries, the official said. They would replace the ban on entry by citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, which President Donald Trump announced early in his term and later modified. On a call with reporters Friday, senior Trump administration officials explained that the Department of Homeland Security, working with the State Department and other agencies, recommended to the President that the US…

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