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
Australian citizens joined a global campaign last month calling for the release of seven Baha’i leaders currently serving a twenty year jail sentence in Iran for believing in a religion other than the Islamic faith.
3rd Degree spoke to Mehrzad Mumtahan, the nephew of Saeid Rezaei, one of the Baha'i leaders unjustly imprisoned, about life as a Baha'i, conditions in the notorious Raja'i Shahr prison and the hope that still remains. read article »
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 »
Facebook is now the place where everyone you know and some you don’t know, come together to share stories. But imagine you’re 12 years old again and you find out that someone in your class doesn’t like you via Facebook, where all your friends can see. Or imagine you don’t have Facebook yet, because the website's rules stipulate you have to be 13 to join, and everyone but you knows that someone doesn’t like you. How would you feel? What do you do? Who can help? read article »
Recent studies show that the recent rises in the housing market aren’t showing signs of ceasing any time soon. The quarterly APM report released this month contains unfortunate news for home buyers with the median house price rising. The median Perth house price rose by 13 per cent, its highest jump in the past couple of years. read article »
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