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News in Revue: Zoe’s law, Palmer’s victory, Albo v Shorten, tragedy in Syria and Nairobi

A sombre look at the week’s biggest stories

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twenty weeks is all it takes from

fertilisation to

personhood

 

one child stillborn cries out

for a radical amendment

capitalising on grief

 

to legislate a woman’s body out of her hands

after all, women belong in binders,

in chains, but not in cabinet

 

nay, that is the bloodground of men:

two greying crones bicker over who

will play devil’s advocate for another day

 

in international newspaper editorials

the cold war resurfaces in another decade

as two greying crones bicker once more

 

double, double toil and trouble

the wicked witch of indi is dead

and the death toll climbs to 36 in fairfax

 

meanwhile in a nairobi mall

pools of blood darken the floor of a

children’s shoe shop

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