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AUSTRALIA: 12-Yr. Old Girl 'Married' Off By Father to 26-Yr. Old
Society & Culture  (tags: Australia, Islam, child marriage, children's rights )

Beth
- 21 days ago - clarionproject.org
A 26-year-old student from Lebanon is being held without bail in Australia for 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a minor. The man was living with a 12-year old girl he had "married" in a sharia ceremony arranged by the girl's father, a 62-year old conv
Allow Asylum Seekers Refuge From Violence - Please Sign!
Society & Culture  (tags: Allow, asylum seekers, refuge, violence, Sri Lanka, Australia, boat people )

Marie
- 50 days ago - forcechange.com
The Australian government recently turned away a boat full of refugees, sending them back to their country of origin to face the lingering dangers of violence from a past civil war. For almost a year the country has been turning away refugees.
Julian Assange Offered Aboriginal Passport
Society & Culture  (tags: Julian Assange, Indigenous Social Justice Association, Aboriginal sovereignty, John Shipton, Father, passport, Australia, UK, asylum )

Dandelion
- 685 days ago - theaustralian.com.au
It is the Indigeneous people worldwide that understand the bigger picture in all of this. Where they can stand for justice and truth they do so and by providing this passport to Julian Assange they spoke clearly. Julian's Father holding passport.
PETITION ALERT: Ban Child Beauty Pageants in Australia ! PLEASE SIGN !
Society & Culture  (tags: children, welfare, girls, beauty pageants, australia )

Simone
- 1150 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
American- style beauty pageants which border on child abuse are being introduced in Australia. Let's make it clear that we do not want this. Beauty pageants are cruel, demeaning, and sexualising. Children need to be playing with their friends and family
Move to Ban Burqa in Australia Fails
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, rights, women, politics, interesting, Australia, society, world, law, culture, freedoms )

Cal
- 1564 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A bill to ban burqa in Australia's most populous state New South Wales on Thursday fell through as centrist and leftist lawmakers condemned it as racist.
Call to Boost Funds for Indigenous Media
Society & Culture  (tags: media, government, aboriginal media, society, Australia, world, news )

Cal
- 1672 days ago - abc.net.au
The chief executive of Australia's first Aboriginal media organisation says Indigenous media needs more government money to help it keep delivering services.
Simone D!!!! *- GREATEST MEMBER OF CARE2 -* Wk.# 18
Society & Culture  (tags: Simone D, care2 member, Australia, animals, greatest member of care2, activists, celebrity, culture, education, ethics, GoodNews, interesting, news, rights, society, women, world )

Teresa
- 1895 days ago - care2.com
Simone is exactly the type of person we want here at Care2, she is a real fighter of causes, Simone gives her time to help animals and to protect them, signing petitions and letting us know when an animal has been abused and she doesn´t stop there,
View Profiles of Missing Persons
Society & Culture  (tags: endangered missing, exploitation, kidnappings, australia, children, abuse, crime, child, freedoms, family, ethics, society, safety, humans )

Electra
- 1975 days ago - missingpersons.gov.au
ATTENTION Australia Citizens! This is a map with links to view Profiles of the missing/abducted in Australia, and has nothing to do with the recent fires. Please view to see if you may be able to locate any of these missing people.
Geelong Company Building Extra Strong Hearses for Fat Bodies - Australia
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, geelong, victoria, funeral, caskets, coffins, obesity, heavy weights, fat, hearse )

Chrissy
- 1996 days ago - news.com.au
AUSTRALIANS are getting so fat specially-reinforced hearses are being made to cope with the dead weight. Phillip Royce's traditional trade is in bus refits and repairs but about five years ago a call from funeral company John Allison Monkhouse prompted
McDonalds to Charge More in Poorer Suburbs - Australia
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, mcdonalds, fast food, poor, restaurant, price hikes, children, family )

Chrissy
- 2012 days ago - news.com.au
McDONALDS is lifting prices in poorer suburbs where it believes consumers are more likely to accept higher charges without complaint. Costs were previously based on restaurant overheads and ingredient prices.
Australians Bid Farewell to 'G'Day Mate': Report
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, crocodile hunter, steve irwin, paul hogan, g'day mate, language, slang )

Jacquelin
- 2156 days ago - news.yahoo.com
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australians who sound like crocodile hunter Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan could soon be a relic of the past, a report said on Sunday. Research shows the nasal Australian twang -- exemplified by the late Irwin and the char
Australia Praised for New Refugee Policy
Society & Culture  (tags: Australia, government, Refugees&Relief, Visas, permanent sanctuary, immigration, human rights, United Nations )

Jeff
- 2300 days ago - news.yahoo.com
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's new government won praise from the United Nations and human rights groups Wednesday for offering refugees permanent sanctuary rather than temporary visas.
Croc Hunter Park Faces Mine Threat
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, crocodile hunter, steve irwin, Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, mining )

Jacquelin
- 2303 days ago - news.com.au
A KEY crocodile research area dedicated to the memory of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is under threat from strip-mining. The 135,000ha Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula was one of the last places visited by Irwin for his ann
PM Gets Tough to Protect Children
Society & Culture  (tags: child abuse, Australia )

Nancy
- 2315 days ago - theaustralian.news.com.au
THE Rudd Government is about to launch a major takeover of child protection, leveraging its control of family assistance and childcare to intervene earlier in the child abuse cycle.
Aussies Among World's Most Undersexed - Australia/World
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, usa, world, sex, women, men )

Chrissy
- 2373 days ago - news.com.au
AUSTRALIA is among the world's most undersexed nations - but we still outperform the Yanks and the Brits, according to a global survey. About 60 per cent of Australians have weekly sex, making Aussies the sixth-least sexed nationalities on Earth,
 

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