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Australia to legalize same sex marriage

Australia to legalize same sex marriage

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Gender, LifeStyle
Australia has finally set to legalize same-sex marriage. This follows a historic bill that was passed in the House of Representatives.     After 20 failed bills and years of advocacy, the bill to amend Marriage Act was introduced a month ago and only four MPs voted against the bill. Same-sex couples can legally marry from January 2018. Starting this Saturday, people will be able to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage.This comes three weeks after it was found that 62% of Australians had voted "yes" in the national survey. Australia's Governor-General, Peter Cosgrove, is expected to approve the bill over the next few days.   Youtuber Raymond Braun who makes LGBT-centric content tweeted a video of the moment the Australian parliament passed the bill: T...
With changes to contracts, junior doctors are threatening to leave the UK, but what is the consensus?

With changes to contracts, junior doctors are threatening to leave the UK, but what is the consensus?

Health, Medical
As Jeremy Hunt imposes new contracts of employment onto junior doctors, there is talk of many of them leaving the NHS to work overseas. Westminster World investigates the benefits and drawbacks of such a decision. Breathing heavily and slowly, as if through a straw, Josephine doubles over on the bed, fighting for her final few breaths. Uncomfortable and terrified, the 76 year-old squeezes her daughter’s hand as she desperately tries to draw oxygen in through her mask. A young man stands at the bedside, hand on her shoulder, tears rolling off his chiselled jaw. Jack is a junior doctor. It’s 4am and Josephine’s bed is one of more than 60 he is responsible for tonight, along with just one other doctor. Josephine's chronic lung disease has stiffened her lungs and filling them with ox