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Semester 01, 2012 - Edition 06

This Week
04 May 2012

Lead Article Photo Tension Over Liberian Gay Death Bill

By: Tess INGRAM

Homosexuality could become illegal, and punishable by death in Liberia.
Jewel Taylor, wife of recently convicted former President Charles Taylor* and now a senator, has submitted a bill to the Liberian Parliament amid much debate on homosexuality within the small West African nation. Not only does this law threaten human rights but it also, if passed, could have severe economic implications for Liberia.
3rd Degree explores the issue. read article »

Read more 'A - Power, Politics & Money' articles in this edition.
A - Power, Politics & Money
Australians call for the release of 7 Iranian Baha’i leaders jailed for their faith - Could you live on $2 a day ? 3rd Degree's Jason Cook is going to try - Gays in Liberia could soon face a death penalty - Australia Number 1 in online bullying – Another 12 months of late night trains – WA House prices rising – And Bingo at Burswood
B - Science, Tech & Medicine
Nanodiamonds unlocking space mysteries, fighting cancer and coating surfaces, Perth researchers are excited abut their potential – Perth orangutans Learn fast – Baby boomers aiding ageing research – Obese Australians need better foods – Raspberry Pi computers cheap and chips –- And Perth’s electric car trial is hitting its milestones
C - Arts, Theatre, Food & Travel
International Burlesque Festival coming up on May 24 – Fremantle Heritage Festival returns with high hopes – More young people jumping on cruise boats for their holiday adventure– New eatery opened in Leederville: Snags and Sons – The Old Mill Theatre to host The Vagina Monologues – And local talent to join international dance crews in The Champions Tour
D - Music: Sounds of Perth
Kristin Berardi performing at WAAPA on May 10 – Dead Letter Circus' Sleepwalker Tour heads to Perth on May 12 – Krafty Kuts at Villa Nightclub on May 12 – and Brian Jonestown Massacre are to perform at Astor Theatre on May 22 – And a Gardens & Villa Album Review
E - Sport & Fitness
Alcohol hinders performance and prolongs recovery from injuries – Night of nights for Sports Coaches – Fun Fitness from Adventure Out – And it’s a Tee Off with Perth’s Golfing Girls