Same-sex marriage: After a year's work, Smith's bill is set to pass by Christmas

Same-sex marriage: After a year's work, Smith's bill is set to pass by Christmas

Posted November 16, 2017 01:38:29 Video: Senator Dean Smith (third from left) introduced his bill to legalise same-sex marriage. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) (ABC News) The path has been cleared for same-sex marriage to be legalised by Christmas, with debate on Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s bill set to begin today. When the West Australian Senator rises to his feet, it will mark the culmination of more than a year’s work behind the scenes, piecing together the process required to see the change through. Senator Smith plans to use his speech…

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Players arrested in China apologize, thank Trump, get suspended

Players arrested in China apologize, thank Trump, get suspended

After Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill read statements acknowledging their role in an international incident that prompted President Donald Trump to take credit for intervening on their behalf, UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford announced that all three had been suspended indefinitely. “They will have to earn their way back,” Alford said. Riley, in his statement, said he was embarrassed and ashamed “for disappointing my family, my teammates, my coaches, and the entire UCLA community.” He said he took “full responsibility for the mistake that I’ve made: shoplifting,” and that…

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Large bitcoin reward for missing world-record cats

Large bitcoin reward for missing world-record cats

Posted November 16, 2017 09:53:26 Photo: Cygnus, one of two missing world-record holding cats. (Instagram: @star cats_detroit) Two world-record winning cats are missing, and feared dead after a house fire destroyed their home US. Owners Will and Lauren Powers are devastated — they escaped from the blaze with only their clothes, but say all that matters is the safety of their two prize cats and two others they have lost. The couple is offering a total reward of US$100,000 worth of bitcoin — US$25,000 for each cat returned alive. External…

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Ian Thorpe joins Amber Heard at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

Ian Thorpe joins Amber Heard at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

HE’S always given good tuxedo but Ian Thorpe never looked sharper or happier as the ‘Yes’ campaigner celebrated at GQ Australia magazine’s stellar Men Of The Year gala. The champion swim star joined Hollywood siren Amber Heard on the red carpet, with the historic postal survey results on marriage equality adding extra energy and political poignancy to the annual awards. Thorpe delivered an emotional speech about the impact the same sex marriage debate had had on the LGBTQI community and what it meant for him and his partner, Ryan Channing….

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Health: Game-changing research gives new hope to patients with cancer and other diseases

Health: Game-changing research gives new hope to patients with cancer and other diseases

BIG money, big science, big building — but for South Australians in dire need, the biggest deal coming to North Tce is a whiz-bang machine that can destroy inoperable cancers. The southern hemisphere’s first Proton Therapy Unit will deliver intense radiation directly to tumours without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Powerful proton beams will target cancerous tissues within millimetres of vital organs without collateral damage, even when there is slight movement such as breathing. At present, people needing such treatment have to go overseas at huge cost — federal subsidies are…

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