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Evangelical Christians step up abortion clinic protests in Queensland

Abortion Pro-choice groups send volunteers to escort women as state prepares to decriminalise <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Pro life campaigners rally in 2010. Pro Choice Queensland says more recent demonstrations at clinics have been getting more aggressive. Photograph: Lisa Martin/AAP An evangelical group has ramped up demonstrations outside several Brisbane abortion clinics as Queensland prepares to reform its ...

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With unemployment low, wages will start growing – won't they? | Greg Jericho

Australian economy Grogonomics With unemployment low, wages will start growing – won’t they? Greg Jericho Unfortunately, right now underemployment is a better predictor – and it’s at 8.5% <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘We now have a situation where the level of underemployment is not far below record highs – and higher than anything seen before 2015’ Photograph: Alan ...

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Penny Wong warns against 'racial fault lines from past' betraying China ties

Penny Wong Key players to attend Australia China Business Council networking session <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Penny Wong accuses the Australian government of falling short in managing its relationship with China. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian The shadow foreign minister and Labor’s Senate leader, Penny Wong, will use a keynote speech to the Australia China Business Council ...

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‘Women must be safe everywhere’: Turnbull pays tribute to Eurydice Dixon – video

Play Video 3:00 The Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, pays tribute to 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon, who was murdered while walking home through an inner-city park in Melbourne on Tuesday night. Turnbull called for cultural change to ensure respect for women and to make public spaces safe. ‘Women must be safe everywhere. On the street, walking though a park, in their ...

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We need culture of respect for women, Turnbull says in Eurydice Dixon tribute

Australia news Remembering comedian killed in Melbourne, Shorten says women’s safety depends on the ‘example we set for our sons’ Play Video 3:00 ‘Women must be safe everywhere’: Turnbull pays tribute to Eurydice Dixon – video Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have paid tribute to Eurydice Dixon, the 22-year-old comedian killed in Melbourne last week, and have called for cultural ...

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Labor unlikely to support stage two of $143bn tax package

Tax Opposition backs initial tax cuts for low income earners, but likely not later stages aimed at higher earners <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Chris Bowen has signalled shadow cabinet will likely vote to back tax cuts for low income earners but not stage two or three of the budget package. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Labor has signalled it is ...

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Lucy Gichuhi says $200,000 senator's salary is 'not a lot of money'

Australian politicians’ expenses Liberal senator tells Kenyan TV that the salary was reasonable compensation for the work politicians did <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Liberal Senator Lucy Gichuhi in the Senate chamber at Parliament House. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Lucy Gichuhi, the Liberal senator for South Australia, has told a Kenyan TV show that her $200,000 a year salary was ...

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Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox wins appeal to stay in Philippines

Philippines Department of Justice says authorities erred in cancelling missionary visa, but 71-year-old could still be deported over separate case <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Patricia Fox smiles inside her house in Manila on Tuesday after learning of her successful appeal. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images There were tears of relief and joy at Sister Patricia Fox’s modest home in ...

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Eurydice Dixon vigil: silence and song as mourners come to remember and reclaim

Crime – Australia Eurydice Dixon vigil: silence and song as mourners come to remember and reclaim Crowd of up to 10,000 attend candlelight vigil for comedian killed in Princes Park <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Crowds gather for the vigil is for Eurydice Dixon who was killed while walking through the park. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA It was so quiet. ...

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