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Tattoos vs tradition as funerals evolve

Modern Aussies have little interest in traditional funerals - they're more for being farewelled at a beach or bowlo before being pressed into a jewel, rocketed into space in a firework or tattooed into someone's skin.

Austria makes blood donation equal

Austria is relaxing its blood donation rules, which at present stop many gay and bisexual men as well all trans people from donating, Health Minister Johannes Rauch has announced.

Leaders make election eve pitch to voters

The Liberal and Labor leaders have hit the ground running in the western and southern ends of the country in the final full day of campaigning ahead of the federal election.

Afternoon AFL grand final returns for 2022

The first AFL grand final in Melbourne in three years will remain in the traditional afternoon timeslot, with fan sentiment again winning out over the commercial push for a twilight start.

Ex-student says she was Dawson's sex slave

A former student taught by Chris Dawson has said she moved into his home days after his wife's disappearance and was treated as a sex slave, housekeeper and babysitter.

NSW legalises voluntary assisted dying

After decades of campaigning NSW has become the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing people with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own life.