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Debutante balls are a thing often associated with old-fashioned ideas and values. But for one group of Australian women with disabilities - their modern debutante ball is a chance to experience their 'coming-of-age' just like everyone else.
Voting in the upcoming election is compulsory for Australian citizens, but they have to enrol by 8pm on Monday May 23. With less than one day left new data has revealed nearly half of all 18-year-olds are not enrolled to vote.
Many Australians love to sit down and read a good book - and most cities have libraries dedicated to promoting the written word. But buried deep in the archives are some books that have been deemed too dangerous for the public to see.
The 12th Pacific Arts Festival begins in Guam on May 22. Its the Pacific's biggest arts gathering - featuring more than 2500 performers and artists from 27 Pacific countries including Australia. For Guam it brings an opportunity to showcase the indigenous Chamorro culture, one of the most ancient cultures in the Pacific.
The many faces of Cate Blanchett
ABC News | Cate Blanchett's acting ability comes together with the artistry of Julian Rosefeldt in his installation titled Manifesto.
Adorable spider discovery
ABC News | A Sydney scientist has discovered seven new species of peacock spiders — a tiny and colourful arachnid that lurks in scrub and bushland across southern Australia.
Modesty meets modern fashion
ABC News | A travelling exhibition showcasing Muslim fashion in Australia has opened at the National Archives in Canberra.
Scorsese on show in Melbourne
ABC News | Scripts and photographs belonging to film maker Martin Scorsese are being exhibited at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Koori Mail celebrates 25 years
ABC North Coast | National Indigenous newspaper, the Koori Mail, is celebrating 25 years in print.
Spot the policy difference
ABC News | An interactive snapshot of how the Australian political parties' policies vary.
Chasing a rocket record
ABC News | Samantha Ridgway has designed, built and is preparing to launch one of Australia's most powerful amateur rockets.
Animals to light up Taronga Zoo
ABC News | Giant illuminated animals will light up Sydney's zoo to form the centrepiece of this year's Vivid festival.
Perth to Thay Maw Ku
ABC News | In a small village in Myanmar's jungle, a young boy is getting around with the help of a new wheelchair that has come all the way from Western Australia.
Teaching Vietnamese kids how to swim
ABC News | A group of Perth swimming teachers is tackling appallingly high rates of drowning in Vietnam.
Olympic debut at 40-years-old
ABC Central West | Marathon runner, Scott Westcott never thought he would make his first Olympics at the age of 40.
The Aussies fighting Canada's wildfires
Radio National | Joel Pecotich and Leo Contziu spend half of each year fighting wildfires in the remote Canadian wilderness.
The secret lives of cats
ABC CENTRAL WEST | A new research program has revealed that just like the moggy that went to London, Australian domestic cats love to roam.
Addicted to shopping
Triple J Hack | The urge to spend, often on things you’ll never use, is a condition known as oniomania.
Australia Votes 2016
ABC News | The Australian election is set for July 2. For up to the minute coverage of the campaign visit ABC News online.