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Former Perth student guilty of axe murder of parents and brother in South Africa

South Africa Henri van Breda, 23, had claimed a late-night intruder had entered the family’s luxury home Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Henri van Breda denied murdering his brother and parents and leaving his sister with near-fatal injuries. Photograph: Nasief Manie/AP A former Perth student was found ...

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Q&A: Liberal Jane Hume says women should 'work harder' to get into parliament

Australian politics Senator says a preselection quota for women and minorities would be patronising Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Liberal senator Jane Hume told the Q&A audience women needed to work harder to get ahead. Photograph: ABC The Victorian senator Jane Hume says women and people of ...

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One Nation reverses support for big business tax cuts – politics live

Pauline Hanson changes her mind again on tax – just in time for the Longman byelection. All the day’s events, live Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning LIVE Updated <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Pauline Hanson has thrown the government’s tax plans into fresh doubt by reversing her support for a corporate tax ...

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The cost of processing 'missing' Commonwealth Games competitors

More than 250 athletes and officials have not left Australia a month after Games Of those, 205 have applied for refugee status but another fifty have disappeared Countries of origin include Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh Taxpayers will foot the bill of refugee processing which could cost $10,000 each Peter Dutton slammed ‘freeloaders’ who take advantage of Australia’s hospitality ...

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Kendrick Lamar interrupts white fan saying the N-word on stage

Fan backlash is mounting over incident at a Kendrick Lamar concert on Sunday Lamar was headlining the Hangout Festival in Alabama and invited fan on stage Asked the fan, a white woman, to sing the lyrics of his song M.A.A.D City Cut the music and scolded her for singing the N-word repeatedly in the chorus Fan apologized and was booed from stage ...

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Meghan's sister calls on her to 'do the morally and religiously right thing' and reunite the family

Samantha Markle has offered an olive branch to bring the family back together She said Meghan’s decades long estrangement should ‘ride on her conscience’ Also criticized the royal family for their decision not to bestow her father a coat of arms like others that marry into the crown By Alex Green For Mailonline Published: 23:41 BST, 21 May 2018 | Updated: ...

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Australian women living in 'fear and vigilance' due to street harassment

Gender Survey finds a quarter of women in Sydney harassed on the street once a month or more • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Women were afraid to walk home alone, but did not feel much safer on public transport or in taxis, the survey found. Photograph: ...

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Indigenous Greens MP Lidia Thorpe says she may oppose treaty legislation

Indigenous Australians Victoria offers best chance of negotiating a treaty, after federal government’s negative response to Uluru statement • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘We are a patient people,’ says MP Lidia Thorpe of her changes to treaty legislation. ‘It’s taken 200 years to get this far.’ ...

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Australia and UK urged to strike free-trade deal to counter Trump's protectionism

Australian economy Exclusive: Agreement could rebuild trust in trade liberalisation, thinktanks argue • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Malcolm Turnbull and Theresa May. Research says a free-trade deal between Australia and the UK should not include a controversial investor dispute settlement clause. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Australia ...

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Blackie Blackie Brown review – murderous heroine dishes out revenge and laughs

Theatre 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Wharf 2 Theatre, SydneyNot your everyday superhero story, Nakkiah Lui’s satirical revenge comedy takes on colonisation with unexpected consequences <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Blackie Blackie Brown: generous servings of Nakkiah Lui’s no-holds-barred commentary on issues affecting Indigenous peoples. Photograph: Daniel Boud I’m not usually one to go for ...

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