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Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia

The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an outpouring of public grief and anger. The body of Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found at a football field in Melbourne early on Wednesday, only hours after she had performed a gig at a city bar. A man, 19, has been ...

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Murray-Darling royal commission: injunctions will not stop flow of information

Murray-Darling Basin The federal government is seeking to prevent bureaucrats testifying but there are plenty of others determined to have their say <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Scientists, former bureaucrats, farmers and environmental groups are lining up to take part in South Australia’s royal commission into the Murray-Darling. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian In our interconnected world, where ...

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New Zealand to tax tourists to visit – but Australians will get in free

New Zealand NZ$25 to NZ$35 levy will be used to fund tourism infrastructure and conservation <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The new NZ tourism tax reflects the debate about environmental and infrastructure pressures. Photograph: Steve Allen/Getty Images Tourists to New Zealand are set to be stung with a new tax but Australians have been given a free pass. From ...

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Cricket Australia rejects rumours ABC will lose radio rights

Australia cricket team James Sutherland praises ‘fantastic relationship’ with national broadcaster <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Cricket Australia has labelled reports the ABC is poised to lose its radio rights as ‘mischievous and incorrect’. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Cricket Australia’s outgoing boss, James Sutherland, says reports that the ABC is on the verge of being excluded from the next ...

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Elder abuse is the hidden face of domestic violence | Gillian Triggs

Ageing Opinion Elder abuse is the hidden face of domestic violence Gillian Triggs Intergenerational violence and exploitation is something we are only now beginning to consider <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘Elder abuse is a complicated issue which sits at the nexus of ageing, poverty and mental health.’ It is easy to forget, when meeting older people in our ...

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Australian university students dress as Ku Klux Klan and in blackface

Race issues Charles Sturt University investigates ‘politically incorrect’ themed student party <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Students from Charles Sturt University Wagga posing as Klu Klux Klan members and in blackface in a picture posted to Instagram Five Australian university students who dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan and one who dressed in blackface as a “cotton-picking” ...

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Australian artist buries himself under busy road for three days

Tasmania Mike Parr will spend three days sealed in a steel box as part of Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival Play Video 0:49 Artist entombed under Hobart street – video An Australian performance artist has been buried alive in a box under a busy section of road in the capital of Tasmania. Mike Parr, 73, was entombed on Thursday night under ...

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Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming

Climate change IPCC says ‘rapid and far-reaching’ measures required to combat climate change <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Countries can fight climate change and keep warming below 1.5C if they take immediate measures, says the leaked UN draft report. Photograph: David Goldman/AP The world is on track to exceed 1.5C of warming unless countries rapidly implement “far-reaching” actions to ...

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Ricky Balcombe's killer is jailed for 26 years

Karl Hague, 44, has been jailed for 26 years for murdering Ricky Balcombe  He fatally stabbed teenager in Geelong’s Market Square shopping centre in 1995 Hague was finally brought to justice in April when he was found guilty of murder He yelled at a female reporter as he was led from the dock, calling her a ‘sl*t’  By Australian Associated Press ...

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Shawn Mendes reveals what really happened during THAT clash with Drake's bodyguard

By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 03:48 BST, 15 June 2018 | Updated: 04:08 BST, 15 June 2018 Shawn Mendes has revealed what really happened during his infamous run-in with Drake‘s bodyguard in September last year. The 19-year-old Canadian singer said he was left in an ‘arm bar’ after the guard thought he was going to ‘attack’ the ...

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