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A Photographer’s Dive Into Palau’s Stunning Jellyfish Lake

Amber Tinged Cosmos | The Girl at Jellyfish Lake. Amber Arbucci Photography

Jellyfish Lake is one of a kind. It’s a place where 20 million non-stinging jellyfish roam freely alongside tourists and locals. From above, the 12-acre lake in Palau — a remote island nation 550 miles southeast of the Philippines — looks like any other lake. The water’s thick, brownish appearance doesn’t, at first glance, exactly […]

FGM: Brisbane couple face court charged with taking daughters to Africa for procedure

FGM: Brisbane couple face court charged with taking daughters to Africa for procedure

The case against the Brisbane couple is believed to be the first prosecution of its kind in Queensland. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP A Brisbane couple have appeared in court charged with taking their two daughters to Africa to undergo female genital mutilation. The man, 53, and woman, 41, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, made […]

Australia’s huge $1.1 billion innovation fund to help startups, STEM, investment

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Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — who has positioned himself as a leader in innovation — has announced a $1.1 billion plan to increase innovation in Australia. The National Innovation and Science Agenda, announced at Australia’s science body in Canberra CSIRO on Monday, has been labelled as an “ideas boom” to move Australia forward after […]

12-Year-Old Boy Catches Stingray, Helps Her Deliver 12 Babies

Boy and pregnant stingray

A 12-year-old Australian boy found himself playing midwife to a pregnant stingray after lifting her from the water. Miller Wilson, who has a YouTube channel to chronicle his wildlife exploits, enthusiastically narrated the Dec. 1-posted video as he pulled some of the babies out of the ray (watch above). “After going for a 30 minute […]

Australia’s first female genital mutilation trial: how a bright young girl convinced a jury

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Three people have been convicted of FGM in a landmark trial in Australia. It was a complex case in which medical evidence was inconclusive, which meant the outcome turning on phone tapping – and also the testimony of two young girls Emma* is 11 and uses phrases like “the best that I am able” when […]

Hymns ring out over Uluru on ‘bittersweet’ handover anniversary

Aboriginal women perform a traditional dance near Uluru on Sunday. Photograph - Dan Peled:AAP

While the general mood was one of celebration, the issues still faced by Indigenous Australians were not ignored. As the sun dropped lower in the sky and a storm rumbled ominously overhead, the central Australian women’s choir gathered on the red dirt, Uluru forming their backdrop, and began to sing. Harmonised hymns, brought over by […]

Oscar Pistorius release to house arrest delayed

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was due to have been released to house arrest in August after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence. Photograph - Reuters

South Africa’s parole review board has delayed the release of Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius from prison, where he is serving a sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, local television station eNCA reported on Monday. The television station quoted sources on the review board for its report though there was no immediate confirmation from the board […]

Palau Chiefs Offer Wisdom in ‘Bul’

Office of the President Republic of Palau

We have reached a defining moment in history, one that will solidify the relationship between people and our planet for generations to come. With so much at stake, particularly for thousands of the world’s most vulnerable communities, leaders must be prepared to make decisions for the future, not for current political expediency. Later this month, […]

South Sydney Rabbitohs duo in hospital after overdose

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Two Australian rugby league players are in hospital after they took an overdose of painkilling medication. Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray, who play for National Rugby League side South Sydney Rabbitohs, were prescribed the drugs following surgery last week. Rabbitohs chief executive John Lee says both players are in a stable condition. “They’re pretty knocked […]

Damned Whores, 40 years on: women still stereotyped, says Penny Wong

The opposition leader in the Senate, Penny Wong, says she has been described as shrill and hysterical by attorney-general George Brandis. Photograph - Mike Bowers for the Guardian

Women in politics still treated in a sexist way, says Senator Penny Wong at conference celebrating Anne Summers’ Damned Whores and God’s Police Women have made big strides towards equality in the past 40 years, but they are still treated in a sexist way in Australian politics, says Labor frontbencher Senator Penny Wong. Wong said […]

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