Australia has a new celebrity crush and her name is Cassandra Sainsbury. The 22-year-old is locked up in a Colombian jail after being charged with attempting to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of the country, but given the saturated media attention, it would be easy to think that she’s a new reality TV star. She’s even been nickname: “Cocaine Cassie”.
As soon as a doctor confirmed what she says was her “worst nightmare”, Lindsay says the decision to terminate her pregnancy was easy. (Universal Images Group Editorial/Getty)“I’m not a cold-blooded monster but I also didn’t want to be pregnant. Why is it so controversial that I made a decision about what I want inside my own body?”The bid to remove abortion as a crime from New South Wales’ law books was defeated soundly 14 to 25 this week. However, the debate is far from over.
An Australian summer rarely passes without another chilling headline about a shark attack. And while the first response to the now seemingly regular attacks is to call for a cull, killing them is not the answer. A Senate inquiry is currently considering the range of options to manage the risk of shark attacks. And while culling is an understandable response from people scared of these predators - there is no evidence that shedding numbers reduces the likelihood of an attack.