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39 min ago | Daily Kos

I Don't Want A Debate If The Other Side Is Disgusting.

Some news out of the imperiled World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne, Australia is that Australia's federal minister for families, Kevin Andrews, has pulled out of addressing the conference.


Related Topix: Australia, World News

4 hrs ago | Green Left Weekly

WCF finds venue with anti-Muslim hate group

After four venues cancelled bookings under pressure from protesters, the World Congress of Families announced a fifth venue for its conference in Victoria - the headquarters of notorious anti-Muslim hate group Catch the Fire Ministries.


Related Topix: Australia, Vladimir Putin, Wedding

7 hrs ago | Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Hole lot of trouble after toddler got his fingers stuck in bathtub plughole

A toddler from the Brighton suburb of Melbourne, Australia, had to be rescued by firefighters after a bath-time misadventure.


Related Topix: Australia, World News

11 hrs ago | The Age

Protester storms Families meeting

Sam Castro from the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance says she was hit in the back of the head by one of the World Congress of Families attendees on their way in Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Gay/Lesbian, Abortion, Wedding

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Game on: Election race down to the wire

MORE than 40 protesters have gathered outside a controversial families conference hosted by right-wing religious groups in Melbourne this morning.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, United Kingdom,

Cinema Blend News

Mortal Kombat X Pax Video Features Scorpion, Kano, Raiden

A new video have become available courtesy of a live-stream from this year's PAX Prime in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Mortal Kombat, Video Games, Australia, World News, The, Deep Silver, Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is a popular Australian television series, set in the 1920s and based on a series of books by Kerry Greenwood.


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Network World

12 Key Strategies for Unlocking the Secrets of SharePoint User Adoption

For the past few months, I've been working with Clare Hastings of The Eventful Group, who has been faithfully transcribing a presentation I gave in Melbourne, Australia where I talked about a dozen lessons that I've learned about SharePoint User Adoption.


Related Topix: Australia, World News


'Whisper In My Mask' Explores The Stunning Complexities Of Disguise

The first thing that caught our attention about 2014's TarraWarra Biennial was its deliciously intriguing title, "Whisper in My Mask."


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania

National Journal

Buckets of Ice Water Brought in More ALS Funding in 30 Days Than the Government Did in a Year

Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads as they take part in the World Record Ice Bucket Challenge at Etihad Stadium on Aug. 22 in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,


Paramedic Marc Primrose pays off Rosemary Morgan parking ticket in ambulance

A trainee paramedic paid off a parking ticket for the daughter of one of his patients after finding the penalty notice in his ambulance.


Related Topix: Australia, World News

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Having HIV Means Heart Health Medications May Be Overlooked

People with HIV treated at a major university are less likely to receive medications to support heart health than those who do not have HIV, aidsmap reports.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Duke University, Australia, World News, Medicine, Hypertension


Toronto ranks 4th on list of best places to live

Usually the most liveable cities are of medium size with a low population density and often found in wealthier countries.


Related Topix: Australia,

Media Matters for America

Fox's Huckabee Defends Group Linked To Anti-Gay Human Rights Violations

Fox News host Mike Huckabee joined 79 other conservatives in signing a letter blasting "sexual radicals" for their efforts to scuttle a planned conference of the World Congress of Families , a group notorious for stoking homophobia and promoting harsh anti-gay laws internationally.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Activism, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Rockford, IL, Australia, World News,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bangarra Dance Theatre's PATYEGARANG Heads to Arts Centre Melbourne, Now thru Sept 6

Now close to selling out at the Sydney Opera House, Bangarra Dance Theatre's new show Patyegarang is on its way to Melbourne for a limited season of ten performances.


Related Topix: Australia, World News


Olivia Palermo Hits the Streets in Two Pairs of Shoes from Her Aquazzura Collaboration

Palermo first hit the pavement in a casual-chic outfit made up of a deep blue Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle embroidered jacket, long-sleeve white top, ripped denim jeans, and embellished suede sandals from her Aquazzura line.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Fashion, Designers, Burberry

The Age

Melbourne's powerhouse e-shoppers

Melbourne may be Australia's destination shopping city, but the bricks and mortar stores everywhere may want to get online quickly with a new report showing Melburnians buy more online than any other city, followed by Sydney and Toowoomba.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel,

Silicon Alley Insider

These Photos Show Just How Bad Business Is Right Now For Malaysia Airlines

Photos on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites are showing nearly empty flights, waiting areas, and check-in lines for the embattled airline.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Australia, Howard University, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

Medical Daily

Teens With 'Normal Weight' Have Eating Disorders, Too: How BMI Fails Them

Eating disorders can be dangerous and life-threatening, but new findings published in the journal Pediatrics reveal drastic weight loss can carry the same health dangers.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Medicine, Body Image, Health

Gay Times

AIDS activist Lord Fowler to speak

Norman Fowler, the former MP and health secretary under Margaret Thatcher, has written a book on his long-held support for those with AIDS.


Related Topix: Activism, Australia, World News