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Australian prostitute convicted for infecting man with HIV

Jan 19, 2018

An Australian jury has convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.

Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

Jan 15, 2018

Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags on the first day of the Australian Open to protest Margaret Court's views on gay marriage. Several, however, stopped short of saying Court's name should be stripped from the venue

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

Jan 12, 2018

Billie Jean King backs the call to rename Margaret Court Arena after Courts negative comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Church: Guam archbishop faces new sexual assault allegation

Jan 10, 2018

Catholic church officials in Guam say they have notified the Vatican of a new sexual abuse allegation made against the Archbishop Anthony Apuron

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

Jan 9, 2018

Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired

Aussie actor Craig McLachlan denies sexual misconduct claims

Jan 9, 2018

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has left a stage show and production of a television series he was to star in has been suspended after three actresses accused him of indecent assault, sexual harassment and bullying four years ago

Australia 479-4 at stumps on day 3; lead England by 133 runs

Jan 6, 2018

Usman Khawaja's first century in more than a year guided Australia to 479-4 at stumps on day three, helping build a commanding 133-run first-innings lead in the fifth Ashes test

Police still checking terror link to Melbourne car ramming

Dec 22, 2017

Australian police are investigating whether there was any terrorism-related motivation behind the car ramming attack on pedestrians that left 12 people injured, four of them in critical condition

2 couples tie the knot in Australia's 1st same-sex weddings

Dec 17, 2017

Australia has recorded its first same-sex weddings under its new legislation allowing such marriages to occur, after special dispensation was granted to a number of couples to bring their ceremonies forward

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

Dec 15, 2017

An Australian inquiry into child abuse has recommended the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional

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