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Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same […]

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Rebel Wilson named in ‘the spirit of freedom’, actor’s mother says

Susan Bownds tells defamation trial she called her daughter Rebel but later bowed to pressure to use a suitable name Rebel Wilsons mother has said she named her daughter in the spirit of freedom. Sydney teacher Sue Bownds has given evidence in the supreme court of Victoria on the eighth day of the actors defamation […]

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Rebel Wilson denies signing Hollywood contracts in months after Bauer Media articles

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids actor also stands by claim her family is related to Walt Disney at defamation trial Wilson is suing Bauer Media, the publishers of Womans Day, for defamation over a series of articles she claims painted her as a liar and a fake, and allegedly wrecked her career. Wilson claims she has […]

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Rebel Wilson tells court an ‘obsessed’ former schoolmate sold her out to Womans Day

Journalists swooped in like vultures to find dirt on her, actor says in her defamation trial against publisher Bauer Media Rebel Wilson alleges an obsessed and jealous former schoolmate sold her out to Womans Day magazine to make a quick buck. Wilson has

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Anita Cobby murder: ‘Everyone in the car that dreadful night had a passport to doom’

Thirty years after the trial of five men for the shocking attack on a Sydney nurse, then public defender Bill Hosking reflects on his part in it The tragedy that would shock the whole of Australia began just before 10pm on 2 February 1986. A registered nurse, 26-year-old Anita Cobby, had been having dinner with […]

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