Labor accuses Turnbull of ‘giving in to extreme elements’ on marriage equality

Daniel Andrews and Bill Shorten address rally in Melbourne telling people there should not be a postal survey on same-sex marriage, but to vote yes

The Victorian premier has accused Malcolm Turnbull of giving in to “extreme elements within his government” by holding a postal survey on marriage equality.

“There’s no need for us to be having this postal plebiscite, this postal survey, but the prime minister in his weakness has given into some extreme elements within his government,” Daniel Andrews said on Sunday.

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Terence Crawford blasts Indongo in three to unify junior welterweight titles

Terence Crawford took all the drama out of his fight against Julius Indongo, and he did it fast at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Now Crawford is the only undisputed world champion in professional boxing.

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‘He’s trying to save lives’: the ex-addict judge on the frontline of the opiate crisis

Everyone in Judge Craig Hannah’s opiate-specific court is offered a deal: complete addiction treatment and the charges against them may be reduced


“You have to want to get help, and you have to want to help yourself,” counsels Judge Craig Hannah from his bench in Buffalo city court 11. “You can’t just keep running away from the treatment bus.”

Hannah, a pioneering jurist who oversees the nation’s first Opiate Crisis Intervention Court in northern New York, is speaking to a man who has flunked out of rehab a second time. A bed in a third facility may not be so easy to find. The addict – a “participant” in the parlance of the court – looks doubtful, and Hannah continues his pitch: “If you get on the bus, I’m going to take off my robe and come down there and shake you by the hand.

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