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Barnaby Joyce in street altercation with photographer after leaving church

Barnaby Joyce Former deputy prime minister says incident shows why ‘tort of privacy’ needed <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The former prime minister Barnaby Joyce was in a dispute with a photographer outside his church. Photograph: Michael Masters/Getty Images Barnaby Joyce has posted videos of himself confronting a photographer on the street, saying he cannot even go to church ...

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Australian SAS under scrutiny after allegations unarmed Afghan men killed

Australian defence force ABC says three Afghans killed during raid while Fairfax reports on ‘blooding ritual’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The ABC has revealed that three Afghan men were killed by SAS forces during a raid on the southern Afghanistan town of Darwan on 11 September 2012. Photograph: AAP Australia’s elite special forces (SAS) are under renewed scrutiny ...

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There's a new cultural war taking place – and it's targeting progressive tax | Greg Jericho

Tax Grogonomics There’s a new cultural war – and it’s targeting progressive tax rates Greg Jericho The government’s income tax plan could fundamentally alter the way our society operates <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Going on strike now involves such an inordinately complex regulatory process as to make it out of bounds for most Australian workers Photograph: Alamy Stock ...

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'Australia doesn’t realise’: worsening drought pushes farmers to the brink

Drought Liverpool plains farmer Megan Kuhn says cows are being slaughtered because there is no way of feeding them after years of extreme weather <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Liverpool plains have suffered seven years of below-average rainfall, leaving farmers few options. Photograph: Megan Kuhn In the south-west corner of NSW’s Liverpool plains, in an area called Bundella, ...

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A night with the Tough Guy Book Club: blokes, beers and conversation

Men A night with the Tough Guy Book Club: blokes, beers and conversation The reading list tends to be male and muscular but this fellowship is designed to talk about masculinity at a crucial time <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tough Guy Book Club members meet at pubs to talk about books, life and masculinity. Photograph: Meredith O’Shea for ...

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Above & Beyond festival: activists accuse police of 'serious abuse' of powers

Sydney Civil libertarians say ticket holders denied entry despite no drugs being found on them <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> New South Wales police threatened to ban revellers at the Above & Beyond festival if a sniffer dog reacted positively, even if no drugs were found. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Activists have labelled the security operation at a Sydney music ...

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Are women the real 'forgotten people' of the Liberal party? | Katharine Murphy

Australian politics Katharine Murphy on politics Are women the real ‘forgotten people’ of the Liberal party? Katharine Murphy As Scott Morrison trumpets a ute-led recovery and dismisses gender disparity, a much-needed Menzies 2.0 reboot looms <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Treasurer Scott Morrison was outraged to find people were asking questions about gender distribution in his GDP press conference. ...

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Australia's banks dodged the financial crisis. Then they got complacent

Banking Australia’s banks dodged the financial crisis. Then they got complacent Seeds were sown for scandals and inquiries in the aftermath of 2008, says a former top banker <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Out of credit: is Australia’s banking sector going to recover from this stream of crises and public relations disasters? Photograph: Stephanie Flack/AAP When Australia emerged from ...

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Josh Frydenberg urged to step in to save national park from NSW brumby plan

Environment Conservationists say federal environment minister has obligation to protect areas of national significance <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Conservationists say Australia’s alpine wilderness is under threat from brumbies, which are the subject of a protection bill in NSW. Photograph: NSW government Conservationists have called on the federal environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, to intervene to protect the Kosciuszko national ...

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Move over Elon: global energy prize goes to Australia's solar guru

Renewable energy UNSW professor Martin Green, who revolutionised photovoltaics, says sun’s power is ‘the best option out there’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘We’re looking at hitting a terawatt of solar production in 2024,” says Australia’s prize-winning photovoltaics expert Prof Martin Green. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images The “father of PV” – University of New South Wales professor Martin ...

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