Thu 27 July 2017
Thu 27 July 2017Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has hit back at outgoing Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs, labelling her criticism of the government "misguided".
Thu 27 July 2017Transgender rights are a hot-button issue in the United States, a pioneer in carving out greater social and cultural acceptance for gender non-conformists despite a bitter conservative backlash and lag in federal laws.
Wed 26 July 2017Two of Britain's four current International Olympic Committee (IOC) members say cricket is unlikely to feature at the summer games until 2032.
Wed 26 July 2017As she finishes up at the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs has accused the coalition government of being ideologically opposed to human rights.
Tue 25 July 2017National Mental Health Commission chairman Allan Fels has called for a radical rethink of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Tue 25 July 2017BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In the high-stakes race to control soccer TV rights in China, with a potential market of hundreds of millions of fans, an electronics retailer is betting up to $2 billion that could give it a near monopoly on broadcasting the sport at home.
Tue 25 July 2017Whether it be football, citizenship, gun laws or health care, there's a lot of tangled thinking about what's a right and what's a privilege.
Tue 25 July 2017Booking hotels online for people with a disability harder than it looks.
Tue 25 July 2017Queensland Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne is reprimanded after allegedly describing the Premier's staff as "f***tards" during a public tirade in the state's north earlier this month.
Tue 25 July 2017One year ago, the NSW Government promised to build access lifts at each end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but now they are saying there is no money in the budget.
Tue 25 July 2017Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promises an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who he says are "trivialising" his campaign with human rights concerns and unjustly blaming the authorities for the bloodshed.
Tue 25 July 2017A former 7-Eleven franchisee who underpaid his staff has been fined $168,000, following a Fairfax Media investigation that found systemic underpayment and the complicity of head office.
Mon 24 July 2017
Mon 24 July 2017Gillian Triggs says personal attacks on her have made it difficult for the nation to have much-needed debates about the future of human rights in Australia.
Sun 23 July 2017Despite the fall, report finds Canberra remains one of Australia's healthiest economies.
Fri 21 July 2017Twenty years ago, Dan Hunt had a life-changing accident and now he combines the best of both his worlds.
Fri 21 July 2017
Fri 21 July 2017Australia's bid to a seat on the United Nations' peak human rights body still has to go for a vote, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop notes.
Fri 21 July 2017Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old student who has cerebal palsy and uses a wheelchair and is the frontrunner to replace Scott Ludlam in the Senate, says he wants to break down barriers that stop people participating as full and equal citizens.
Fri 21 July 2017UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says he plans to meet with Chinese officials to push for assurances that the widow of late dissident Liu Xiaobo will be allowed to leave China.
Fri 21 July 2017Australia has achieved its ninth straight month of job gains, with 14,000 new jobs added to the economy in June.
Fri 21 July 2017The federal Upper House looks set to have its youngest-ever senator, with 22-year-old Jordon Steele-John announcing he is prepared to take on the West Australian seat left vacant by his mentor Scott Ludlam.
Thu 20 July 2017The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal South Australia's unemployment rate remains the highest in the nation despite recording a 0.3 per cent fall.
Thu 20 July 2017Australia has achieved its ninth straight month of job gains, with 14,000 new jobs added to the economy in June.
Thu 20 July 2017Since he graduated from high school three years ago, Paul Nguyen has done about 1000 hours of paid work and 6000 hours of volunteer work at youth centres and councils.
Thu 20 July 2017The European Commission has warned Poland it was "getting very close" to withdrawing Warsaw's voting rights at EU summits.
Wed 19 July 2017Since he graduated from high school three years ago, Paul Nguyen has done about 1000 hours of paid work and 6000 hours of volunteer work at youth centres and councils.
Wed 19 July 2017Gracy and Belinda at the Winnaleah Primary School
Wed 19 July 2017The lure of familiar surroundings of a country town was too much for mother and daughter.
Wed 19 July 2017Gracy at the Launceston aquatic centre
Wed 19 July 2017Australia's women's cricket team is potentially one game away from unemployment ahead of Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India.
Wed 19 July 2017A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered that six human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director remain in custody for allegedly aiding a "terror" group, in a case the rights watchdog called a "travesty of justice."
Wed 19 July 2017Disability rights advocates are urging Greens member Jordon Steele-John, who has cerebral palsy, to accept the Senate seat left vacant by Scott Ludlam, but the 22-year-old says he will act in the interests of the party.
Tue 18 July 2017The nearly 2000 asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru should be "evacuated immediately" to Australia.
Tue 18 July 2017FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Discovery Communications has resumed talks to sub-license broadcast rights for the Olympic Games to German state broadcasters ARD and ZDF, the U.S.-based company said on Tuesday, confirming a newspaper report.
Tue 18 July 2017A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered six human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director to remain in custody for aiding a terror group, in a case the NGO has called a 'travesty of justice'.
Tue 18 July 2017Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must intervene to protect WA children after a report revealed unprecedented levels of self-harm incidents in the state's only juvenile detention centre, Amensty International says.
Mon 17 July 2017One of the country's most frequent flyers doesn't sit in first class when he travels, he sleeps under a chair. Australia's most-travelled guide dog took to the skies on Monday for the 300th time.
Mon 17 July 2017He's like the love child of Steady Eddie and Ru Paul and will blow your mind at TEDx Canberra this September.
Mon 17 July 2017
Mon 17 July 2017While Horsham couple Sallie and Josh Koenig can not imagine a life without Oskar they still get emotional over the time they considered their options.
Mon 17 July 2017
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Mon 17 July 2017Luxembourg's ambitions to become a leader in the nascent space mining industry moved a step forward as it adopted a new law to create property rights on planets and asteroids and govern exploration and use of space resources.
Sun 16 July 2017Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Australia is all but assured of winning a seat on the United Nations human rights council at a vote in October.
Sun 16 July 2017As a sixty-six-year-old with senior industry qualifications, Alister Robertson has met some employers who have not wanted to hire someone his age, despite his experience.
Sat 15 July 2017The Swans take down GWS in the Battle of the Bridge, while Adelaide continues its resurgence against Melbourne to wrap up Saturday AFL action.
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