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Pope compares abortion to hiring a hit man to solve problems

In June, Francis denounced how some couples resort to pre-natal testing to see if their unborn babies have malformations and then choose to have an abortion, which he said was the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program. Francis has framed both abortion and euthanasia as part of what …

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Australia crumbles as Pakistan closes in on victory

Dubai: Australia are destined for a humbling defeat after suffering another worryingly predictable batting collapse in the first Test against Pakistan. Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Mitch Marsh all fell without Australia adding to their score as the tourists limped to 3-136 at stumps on day four, needing 326 to …

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Ask Noel: Save for a home I can buy now, or save more for later?

Question: I am single and a high-earning professional. I intend to buy a house to live in eventually but am wondering about the viability of buying a property now for, say, $500,000 with $100,000 deposit and then renting it out while I continue to live at home for the next few …

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Sydney, Melbourne bear brunt of fall in housing market confidence

Confidence in the housing market has slumped with NSW and Victoria the hardest hit due to falling house prices and tightening credit. The latest ANZ/Property Council survey shows property industry confidence in the NSW market has dropped fourteen index points from 134 to 120 over the quarter and 27 index …

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PepsiCo’s top executive team becomes majority female ‘by default’

“We’re pretty proud we ended up in that place even though it was just by default, by doing the right thing for the roles,” Mr Celoni said. Women occupy just one out of every five executive leadership positions in ASX200 companies, according to a report released last month by the …

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Monica Lewinsky’s #Defythename disrupts the power of bullying

One of the most common questions asked of me is how I deal with the onslaught of online abuse I receive. Sometimes, this question is directed at me by young women who are enduring the same kind of misogynistic language used against them. It might come from school peers or …

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Parramatta Female Factory could host artists, start-ups, hackathons

“Great cities need great cultural precincts and western Sydney currently does not have a home for its growing creative industries.” Nearly 30 buildings and open space on the three-hectare site beside the Parramatta River could eventually host festivals, community events, art installations and hackathons, the paper suggests. The Parramatta Female …

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The moment I realised how much Sydneysiders love the Opera House

Since its inception, the Opera House story has been spun as a sort of culture war: pitting lovers of “the turf” against “the toffs”. It has also pitched men against women, often in as unpleasant a way as the on-air bullying from 2GB presenter Alan Jones towards Opera House chief …

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How a $US1 move is making millions for Australian miners

Loading The influences behind the oil price rise are obvious. The Trump administration’s decision to walk away from the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran and reimpose sanctions is already biting on Iran’s oil production. With the administration also threatening to impose sanctions on anyone who continues to deal with …

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From ASIC to GetSwift: Is this a woman facing a glass cliff?

It goes without saying that her qualifications are made to measure as a director of GetSwift, a company under investigation by ASIC and which has no less than four class action law groups battling over who can run a shareholder case which could recover as much as $200 million. Indeed …

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