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1. Raped refugee says Immigration Minister is lying.

Abyan – who was 14 weeks pregnant – was flown to Australia last week to have the abortion.

The Somali refugee who was raped and came to Australia for an abortion has denied claims by the Minister for Immigration that she changed her mind about having a termination after being flown to Australia.

Abyan – who was 14 weeks pregnant – was flown to Australia last week to have the abortion but without warning returned to Nauru on a chartered jet on Friday.

In a statement released on Saturday, Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton said Abyan had “decided not to proceed with the termination” and lawyers and advocates making claims to the contrary should be “ashamed of their lies” reports Fairfax Media.

But Abyan has responded saying Mr Dutton’s description of events was incorrect.

In a handwritten note she has said “I have been very sick. I have never said thate [sic] I did not want a termination,” she said in a hand-written statement which was photographed and sent to lawyer, George Newhouse.

“I never saw a doctor. I saw a nurse at a clinic but there was no counselling. I [also] saw a nurse at Villawood but there was no interpreter. I asked but was not allowed to talk with my lawyer.”

For more read this post here. 

2. Second Hawthorn Football Club player investigated over 19-year-old’s sexual assault allegation.

The 2015 Hawthorne Football Club.

A second player from the Hawthorn Football Club – a premiership champion –  is facing investigation over sex assault claims.

The Herald Sun reports that police are examining CCTV footage taken at a bar where the 19-year-old­ alleged victim met the two Hawthorn players.

The Herald Sun reports that the second player was a part of the club’s 2015 premiership team. The two Hawks players under investigation met the woman at a bar and shared a taxi to a house in Ashwood.

The alleged attack took place just six days after the club’s Grand Final win.

 For domestic violence support 24/7, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). 

3. Poll shows Government surging past ALP.

A Fairfax/ Ipsos poll shows Malcolm Turnbull has more than tripled Bill Shorten’s popularity as preferred prime minister at 67 per cent to Mr Shorten’s 21.

The poll, taken one month after Mr Turnbull took power of the Coalition shows that Labor’s primary vote has plunged to just 30 per cent.

The Coalition has surged ahead of Labor at 53-47, the first time the government has led Labor since March 2014.

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4. Police post $100,000 reward over death of toddler found with anti-depressants in his system.

NSW Police have offered a $100,000 reward for information on the suspicious death of a toddler 10-years-ago.

21-month old Jordan William Thompson was found face down in a bath in a Singleton house on March 19 2005. He was rushed to hospital where he was found to have a lethal dose of a prescription anti-depressant in his system.

Police will today reveal more information that has come to hand over the toddler’s death.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

5. Two teenagers arrested over rape of two-year-old girl in New Delhi.

Warning: This item deals with rape and may be distressing for some readers.

Indian police have arrested two teenagers over the rape of a toddler. The rape took place in a park near her New Delhi home on Friday night.

Two 17-year olds, who lived in the same poor western neighbourhood as the toddler and one of whom was known to her family, have been arrested.

The rape was the second within 24 hours after a five-year-old girl was gang-raped at a neighbour’s house in east Delhi.

Three men have been arrested over that attack.

The two incidents have sparked protests over sexual violence in the capital.

For help: Lifeline 13 11 14. Kid’s Helpline: 1800 55 1800. DV and Sexual Abuse hotline 27/4: 1800 737 732

6. Male teaching numbers declining as men fear being labelled inappropriate for working with children.

Men worry they will be labeled as inappropriate for working with children.

A study by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) into what influences people to choose teaching as their first career has found men worry they will be labeled as inappropriate for working with children.

Queensland Teachers’ Union president Kevin Bates told The Courier Mail there was still an unfair view that teaching was women’s work.

“In our community there is a bit of a perception that it is a feminised profession,” he said.

“There are elements that attach suspicion to men in the classroom, which are not justified.’’

The review comes as figures show number of male teachers in Queensland state primary schools has now fallen to just 16 per cent.

7. State schools charge a fee for enrollment.

Parents have been shocked to be charged an enrollment fee for a state school. The Age reports that Northcote High School, in Melbourne has been asking parents to pay $270 to secure a spot.

In a report released earlier this year, the Auditor-General said “parent payments have evolved from being used to support free instruction to being essential to its provision.”

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Parents in Victoria paid $310 million to state schools in 2013, or $558 per student. Parents are being asked to pay for, head lice checks and stationery, which should be provided for free.

The Education Department has demanded Northcote High stop the practice and refund the money.

8. Amazon to launch legal action against people who post fake reviews.

A total of 1,114 defendants are claimed to offer a false review service for as little as $5.

Amazon is set to launch legal action against more than 1,000 people it claims are posting fake reviews on its website.

The online retailer said in a lawsuit filed in the US that its reputation is being tarnished by “false, misleading and inauthentic” reviews.

A total of 1,114 defendants are claimed to offer a false review service for as little as $5.

The legal action says: “Amazon is bringing this action to protect its customers from this misconduct, by stopping defendants and uprooting the ecosystem in which they participate.”

The firm said it had investigated the defendants and found many of them request text from the sellers for the reviews, and take steps to avoid detection by using multiple accounts and unique IP addresses.

9. Warning that internet porn viewers may have their viewing histories made public.

Warning to viewers of porn.

A US blogger has warned that users of online porn should brace themselves for their name and viewing history to be made public.

Brett Thomas, a San Francisco-based software engineer, has written in a post on his blog that if you’ve watched porn online in 2015, “even in Incognito mode”, then brace yourself because “you should expect that at some point your porn viewing history will be publicly released and attached to your name”.

He says that if hackers were able to get hold of a list of logs that can give them an idea of a users’ name, plus logs for sensitive websites like porn, then the two could be cross-referenced to put a name to a viewing history.

Scott has warned experts to work harder to prevent such leaks from happening. “All that’s needed are two nominal data breaches and an enterprising teenager that wants to create havoc,” Scott writes.

10. Australia through to Rugby World Cup Semi Finals.

The Wallabies have beaten Scotland in their Rugby World Cup quarter final game overnight.

They beat the Scots 35-34.

Australia is now through to play Argentina on Sunday.

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