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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:45:05 GMT
Australia's first same-sex couples say 'I do'

A same-sex couple in Sydney has become the first to wed under Australia's new same-sex marriage laws on Saturday.
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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:38:04 GMT
Pope says royal commission recommendations 'deserve to be studied seriously'

The Vatican has released a statement saying that the final report from the child abuse royal commission "deserves to be studied seriously."
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:05:08 GMT
Editorial cartoon

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Are cigarettes the underworld's Bitcoin?

There are two certainties in crime. Where there is a demand, organised crime will find a supply, and police alone cannot stop a lucrative crime trend.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT
Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday December 16

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:16:27 GMT
Second serve: The return of Ashleigh Barty

Burnt out and depressed, Ashleigh Barty threw in her promising tennis career. Three years later, she's our best hope at the Australian Open.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:01:12 GMT
Vatican should consider voluntary celibacy to cut child abuse risk: royal commission final report

Compulsory celibacy among Catholic priests contributed to child sexual abuse in Australia and local church leaders should ask the Vatican to consider introducing voluntary celibacy, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recommended in its landmark final report.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:52:04 GMT
VCE Results 2017: One school claims a quarter of Victoria's perfect ATARs

Almost one in four students who scored the maximum ATAR of 99.95 attended one private school in Hawthorn.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:57:02 GMT
Key recommendations from the royal commission into child sexual abuse

The five-year royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse handed over its final report on Friday. Here are the key recommendations.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:24:05 GMT
Chinese media mogul Tommy Jiang wants John Alexander in Bennelong


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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:46:06 GMT
Vatican can reconsider celibacy, says Melbourne Archbishop

The Catholic Church has also been asked to change canon laws to call child sexual abuse a crime rather than a moral failing.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:46:06 GMT
'It's a miracle pill': The 70-year-old who completed the VCE to ward off dementia

Most students who complete the VCE are 17 or 18 years old. Helen Balgue is 70.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:31:10 GMT
Reality bites: Five of the biggest myths about sharks

As summer holidays and the beach beckon, the perennial debate of sharks – and what if anything to do about them – inevitably surfaces.
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:05:11 GMT
Do ask, do tell: Commission calls for mandatory reporting of child sex abuse

People working closely with children, such as priests or foster carers, should be forced to tell police about child sexual abuse under mandatory reporting laws, a royal commission has found.
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: Ensuring fairness for all

Completing the VCE takes a great deal of motivation, prolonged effort and commitment from many thousands of students – and their teachers – every year. 
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: Who to ask about changing preferences

Who to call for change of preference information.
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: Why are VCE results scaled?

ATAR provides students with a common score for tertiary selection across Australia.
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: How does scaling work?

The scaling process is very stable and there is little difference in the scaled VTAC scaled study scores from year to year.
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: How is the ATAR calculated?

The following process is used to calculate each student's ATAR.
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Tertiary Entrance Guide 2017: How tertiary selection for school leavers works

When selecting students, selection officers largely use information about each applicant's VCE performance.
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