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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has “listened carefully” to criticisms and reversed its decision to appoint Zimbabwe tyrant Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador. The WHO had named Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador following a proposal from director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who praised Zimbabwe for its commitments to public health. Dr Ghebreyesus had …

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A Sydney bride and groom were reportedly left fuming after a rally against same-sex marriage was held outside the cathedral where they wed on Saturday. A crowd of around 500 people gathered outside St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, preparing to march through the CBD. The couple told the ABC they’d had “no idea” the …

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As the marriage equality debate continues across the country, Brisbane couple Luke Murray and Eric Hofmeister decided they weren’t going to wait any longer. The couple tied the knot last month in front of more than 100 family and friends at a heartfelt ceremony on the shores of Lake Leslie, located west of the regional …

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Pediatricians and children’s health experts say the same-sex marriage debate has harmed children’s health, as they release a new Australian study found children raised in same-sex-parented families do just as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents. The paper’s authors said they wanted the research to quash “misinformation” about children of same-sex couples that …

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Cory Bernardi has dismissed opinion polls showing a strong lead for the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey and suggested some respondents in the polls are lying. The Australian Conservatives leader told Sky News he believes people feel pressured by political correctness and were telling pollsters they’d voted “yes” even if they’d voted …

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Steady rain wasn’t enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. “We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as …

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Another 1000 Queenslanders will get access to PrEP medication to help them reduce their chance of contracting HIV. PrEP, which stand for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. In early 2016, Health Minister …

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Beauty queen Esma Voloder can make a world of difference. The reigning Miss World Australia has voiced her support for marriage equality, saying she believes being Australian means respecting and accepting everyone. “I think it is Australian culture to have acceptance and these are the things we should continue to focus on and continue to …

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A tiny island has just made a huge decision – to legalise same-sex marriage. The change in law on the Channel Island of Alderney was voted through at a States meeting this week. There are approximately 2000 people who live on the island, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. …

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The world’s oldest tortoise is in a relationship with a younger reptile, who vets recently discovered is a male. Jonathan (pictured) is 186 years old and believed to be the world’s oldest living land animal. He lives on St Helena, a British Overseas Territory 1,200 miles off the coast of southern Africa, and he’s such …

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