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Breaking News | 16 May

Reverend Tim Costello Photo Courtesy: Andrew M Leong/Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Flickr By Leon Elia   World Vision Australia Chief, Reverend Tim Costello has weighed in on the GST debate saying it should include fresh food and education. His opinion on the GST’s base has completely reversed since it was implemented by […]

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Deadly: Childbirth in PNG

By Leon Elia In a remote Papua New Guinea village, Elizabeth, a 38 year old woman and her husband Isa were expecting their fifth child. Elizabeth’s labour began at 5:00 pm Wednesday, with the nearest health centre two days sailing time away. Two untrained village midwives, Jemma and Josephine, were in attendance. After a 12 […]

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Breaking news | March 7

Ukraine regions. Illustration: Peter Fitzgerald/Wikimedia Commons   BY MOHAMMAD AL-AZAR AND LEON ELIA   Crimean parliament votes to join Russia On Thursday the parliament in Crimea voted to join Russia, and its Russian-backed government has set a referendum within 10 days of the decision in an escalation of the issue over the Ukrainian Black Sea […]