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September 10, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Christmas Day, 1991, Nick Toonen, a 29-year-old homosexual who lives on Australia's remote island of Tasmania, filed an unusual complaint with the United Nations. Toonen wrote to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva that Tasmania's 80-year-old laws banning "intercourse against nature" constituted a threat to his life and liberty, violated his privacy and led to constant vilification and threats of physical violence.
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September 10, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Christmas Day, 1991, Nick Toonen, a 29-year-old homosexual who lives on Australia's remote island of Tasmania, filed an unusual complaint with the United Nations. Toonen wrote to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva that Tasmania's 80-year-old laws banning "intercourse against nature" constituted a threat to his life and liberty, violated his privacy and led to constant vilification and threats of physical violence.
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May 29, 2002 | KIMMI KAPPENBERG
After my weeks in Australia, as a vegetarian and a contestant on CBS' 2001 series "Survivor: the Australian Outback," I have begun to think of "reality television" as more than just entertainment or exciting adventure. I realize now that some of the participants aren't volunteers: The animals do not choose to be actors in these games and stunts. They are used. Too often, TV producers have harmed animals in the name of ratings.
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