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Australian PM cancels parliamentary week amid key debates

The Australian government has cancelled a week of parliament, arguing it will help legalise same-sex marriage and resolve a dual citizenship saga. The lower house will return on 4 December, not 27 November, and not break for the year until the marriage bill is passed, the government said. It gives the Senate time to finish debating the bill before it ...

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MP Bob Katter's abrupt crocodile line amuses Australia

Australia may have learned the result of its same-sex marriage vote last Wednesday, but it took until Sunday for one memorable reaction to gain steam. It was given by veteran MP Bob Katter, a same-sex marriage opponent who once claimed that gay people did not live in his Queensland electorate. After the vote supported changing the law, he appeared to ...

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Ashes: Australia 'see things they like' in England – Darren Lehmann

Australia v England: First Ashes Test Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Dates: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app. Australia have seen “a couple of things they like” in England’s Ashes warm up games, says coach Darren Lehmann. ...

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be remembered for his powerful rhythm guitar riffs that were instrumental in propelling the Sydney heavy rock group to stardom. Three Young brothers have been part of AC/DC’s history, ...

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Holmes' five tries help Kangaroos into semis

Media playback is not supported on this device Rugby League World Cup quarter-final Australia (30) 46 Tries: Holmes 5, Slater, Morgan 2 Goals: Smith 7 Samoa (0) 0 Valentine Holmes scored a record five tries as holders Australia ruthlessly dismantled Samoa to book their place in the 2017 World Cup semi-finals. Five first-half tries, including doubles for Holmes and Michael ...

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Mungo Man: Australia's oldest remains taken to ancestral home

For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his traditional home in New South Wales and honoured with a ceremony. It marked the end of a long campaign by indigenous Australians ...

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Mungo Man: Australia's oldest remains taken to ancestral home

For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his traditional home in New South Wales and honoured with a ceremony. It marked the end of a long campaign by indigenous Australians ...

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Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds 'shocking' failures

A major Australian inquiry has recommended the closure of a youth detention centre involved in an abuse scandal that shocked the nation. Last year, a TV programme broadcast images of inmates being mistreated – including one teenage boy who was restrained and placed in spit hood. It prompted a royal commission into Northern Territory (NT) youth justice. The inquiry’s final ...

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Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care

Single mother Sam Kyme is dying from aggressive motor neurone disease and her final wish is for her two sons to live with her sister in Australia. But the 34-year-old from Banbury, in Oxfordshire, cannot afford the thousands of pounds in legal fees it would cost. “My greatest fear is not that I am dying – it is the welfare ...

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Ashes: Australia recall wicketkeeper Tim Paine after seven years

Australia v England: First Ashes Test Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Dates: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app. Australia have handed a surprise call-up to wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. The 32-year-old, ...

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