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Opinion
Despite claims that Victoria's proposed assisted suicide laws will be "the safest in the world", there is no safe way to kill people or help them kill themselves, writes HOPE's ...
Marriage
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has backed calls for a voluntary postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, while pushing back against his moderate Liberal colleagues’ attempts to bring on a conscience vote ...
Bishops
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination on Saturday at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne Catholic reports. ...
Child Protection
Organisations responsible for children would no longer be able to sidestep child abuse claims by shifting blame on to individuals under major changes being considered by the NSW government, The ...
Immigration
A family facing deportation to South Korea, after more than nine years in Australia, has been denied a last chance to stay in the country, SBS World News reports. ...
Human Rights
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs, US congressmen were told on Thursday, CNA reports. ...
Environment
Visiting theologian Anthony Kelly brought new perspective to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', at a Perth seminar last week, The eRecord reports. ...
Crisis
Pope Francis has donated $37,000 to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in support of people facing famine and food insecurity in East Africa, Vatican Radio reports ...
Francis
An Argentinian garbage collector who lost his legs in a serious accident earlier this year received a telephone call from Pope Francis last week, CNA reports. ...