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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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Nazi flags and war crimes? Our armed forces need better leadership | Bridget Clinch

Australian defence force Opinion Nazi flags and war crimes? Our armed forces need better leadership Bridget Clinch The culture of the defence forces has allowed some nasty aspects of our society to take hold in the junior ranks Play Video 0:41 Nazi flag flown on Australian army vehicle – video report I never expected to wake up to the news ...

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Great Barrier Reef: four rivers are most responsible for pollution

Great Barrier Reef Burdekin, Fitzroy, Tully and Daintree rivers in Queensland pose greatest risk, researchers find <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Dead coral on the reef. Most pollution is caused by fertilisers used in sugar cane production. Photograph: Greg Torda/AP Four rivers are most responsible for polluting the Great Barrier Reef, according to research that scientists hope will help ...

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Inside the AEF, the climate denial group hosting Tony Abbott as guest speaker

Environment Planet Oz Inside the AEF, the climate denial group hosting Tony Abbott as guest speaker Graham Readfearn The Australian Environment Foundation has secured a former prime minister to speak. But what does it actually do? <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tony Abbott in Parliament House in December 2017. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian Securing a former prime ...

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'It’s a blackout': Barunga festival packed with music and meaning

Festivals All-Indigenous lineup features Dr G tributes, sons of Northern Territory music legends <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> This year’s festival showcased an unwavering program of music, dancing, sport and culture. Photograph: Barunga festival From afar you might assume that the most significant moment of this year’s Barunga festival was the “historic agreement” signed by the Northern Territory government ...

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