Social Affairs

Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal's sex case

Apr 17, 2018

A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis says Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics

Archbishop denies in Australian court knowledge of pedophile

Apr 11, 2018

A Roman Catholic archbishop has denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest

Australian leader regrets setting opinion poll benchmark

Apr 9, 2018

Australia's prime minister says he regrets using a lengthy streak of bad opinion polls to justify ousting his predecessor three years ago

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard injured in competition

Apr 9, 2018

The 40-year-old Hubbard withdrew from Monday's over 90-kilogram division after hurting her left elbow attempting a Commonwealth Games record lift of 132 kilograms in the snatch

Norfolk Islanders claim rare medal on Australian mainland

Apr 8, 2018

Norfolk Islanders Ryan Dixon, Haydn Evans and Phillip Jones claimed a Commonwealth Games lawn bowls bronze medal on Australian mainland soil on Sunday. It was only the second game medal ever for the islanders, and was a very big moment.

Guam medical pot program at standstill without a testing lab

Apr 6, 2018

A Guam official says no one has applied for a license to set up an independent testing laboratory nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for a medical marijuana program

Tributes for Madikizela-Mandela at Commonwealth Games

Apr 3, 2018

A simple but heartfelt condolence book will mark the death of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the athletes village of the Commonwealth Games

Doctor slams Nauru's rejection of Australian court appeals

Apr 3, 2018

A British doctor who was once based in Nauru says the tiny Pacific nation had proved itself unfit to house refugees by depriving its residents of an appeals court

A 50-50 prospect: Commonwealth Games offers medal equality

Apr 2, 2018

Commonwealth Games organizers are presenting a case for all things being equal. Gold Coast 2018 chairman Peter Beattie says the games will be the first to offer a 50-50 gender balance for the medals

16 injured in hot air balloon heavy landing in Australia

Mar 30, 2018

A hot air balloon has landed heavily after hitting a tree north of Sydney, injuring 16 people

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