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  1. Jail time cut for addict who helped partner commit suicide

    A Canberra drug addict jailed for his part in a suicide pact in which his partner died, has won an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

  2. Hollingsworth was 'negative to everyone': Pearson

    Sally Pearson says head coach Eric Hollingsworth was 'negative to every single person' in Australia's Glasgow team.

  3. Fears of surrogacy ban as WA couple rejects baby with Down syndrome

    Surrogacy Australia says it is shocked and outraged that an Australian couple abandoned a baby in Thailand with his surrogate mother after he was found to have Down syndrome and a life-threatening heart condition.

    Impoverished mother Pattaramon Chanbua has told the ABC she gave birth to twins after agreeing to be a surrogate with a promised payment of about $16,000.

    The Western Australian couple rejected six-month-old Gammy and only took his healthy sister home with them, and Ms Chanbua says she cannot afford Gammy's medical treatment.

    Surrogacy Australia hopes the case will be a step toward better regulation, but is worried about a knee-jerk reaction which would lead to an outright ban.