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Kevin Andrews books out parliament room for anti-gay marriage group

theguardian.com — Social services minister Kevin Andrews has booked out the main committee room of parliament house on behalf of an anti-gay marriage organisation which is linked to the controversial World Congress of Families.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @drewsheldrick: .@heldavidson has the details on Kevin Andrews booking Parliament's main committee room on behalf of anti-gay group: theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @GuardianAus: Kevin Andrews books out parliament room for anti-gay marriage group trib.al/ymZzKtQ

Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl

theguardian.com — A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert. Mohave County sheriff's officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday night after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range.
Aug 27, 2014

Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot & killed by a 9 yr old girl with Uzi (yes, a 9 yr old at a shooting range) gu.com/p/4x3cc/tw

Aug 27, 2014

RT @guardian: Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl gu.com/p/4x3cc/tw

Aug 27, 2014

RT @guardianworld: Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 26, 2014

No gun laws needed here: Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl gu.com/p/4x3cc/tw via @guardian

John Pilger: Australia is a land of excuses, not the land of the fair go

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott's government has declared a "civil war of rich against poor" with the Indigenous population at the coalface as the country's "people most denied", the film-maker and journalist John Pilger has warned.
Aug 26, 2014

RT @emilyhwilson: John Pilger: Australia is a land of excuses, not the land of the fair go gu.com/p/4vqcy/tw

Aug 26, 2014

RT @emilyhwilson: John Pilger: Australia is a land of excuses, not the land of the fair go gu.com/p/4vqcy/tw

Aug 26, 2014

John Pilger: Australia is a land of excuses, not the land of the fair go gu.com/p/4vqcy/tw

Around 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually abused over 16-year period'

theguardian.com — Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered." The report on events in the town in South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013, found that in more than a third of these cases the youngsters were already known to child protection agencies.
Aug 26, 2014

About 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period' gu.com/p/4x329/tw via @guardian

Aug 26, 2014

"Children had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns..." gu.com/p/4x329/tw via @guardian

Aug 26, 2014

This is so, so awful. Sex abuse in Rotherham even worse than we all thought - 1,400 children 'sexually exploited' gu.com/p/4x329/tw

Aug 26, 2014

Around 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period' gu.com/p/4x329/tw

Aug 26, 2014

RT @pressassoc: Around 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually abused over 16-year period': bit.ly/1lbDwK5

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