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Australia news live updates: nation records 71 Covid deaths; Labor blames Coalition’s renewables ‘policy chaos’ for power price spike
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

26, May, 2022 @3:57 AM

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Australian households face steep power bill increases as generation costs soar
Customers in NSW could see power bill increases of up to 18%, South Australia almost 20% and parts of Queensland could see rises of 12%

Peter Hannam

26, May, 2022 @3:28 AM

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Queensland to ban swastikas and strengthen hate crime laws
Palaszczuk government accepts and will implement 17 recommendations of report including banning hate symbols and addressing online vilification

Eden Gillespie

26, May, 2022 @2:23 AM

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October trial date set for Bernard Collaery nearly four years after charges laid
Lawyers hope to appeal against decision to block access to documents about Timor-Leste espionage operation

Christopher Knaus

26, May, 2022 @2:10 AM

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Scott Morrison confirms he will remain in politics after election defeat
Former PM says he will back new Liberal leader and downplays loss, saying party ‘will regroup’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

26, May, 2022 @1:29 AM

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Citipointe college referred to Human Rights Commission over withdrawn student enrolment contracts
Queensland school says it has now abandoned anti-gay and anti-trans contracts and ‘statement of faith’

Ben Smee

26, May, 2022 @1:01 AM

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Morning mail: US reeling after mass shooting, France’s ‘huge hopes’, Miiesha finds her voice
Thursday: ‘You are all doing nothing,’ Texas governor told after worst attack on a school since Sandy Hook. Plus: what’s the deal with vitamin D?

Imogen Dewey

25, May, 2022 @9:01 PM

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Border force broke with recent convention when it sent election-day release about boat arrival
Agency’s statement, which triggered last-minute scare campaign from Liberals, prompts increasing questions about its independence

Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Refugee children handed anti-‘illegal migration’ playing cards, Australian charity says
Cards branded with Australian government’s Zero Chance logo and QR code to border force website distributed in Indonesia

Eden Gillespie

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Linda Burney says investigating Youpla funeral fund will be ‘top of my agenda’
Incoming Indigenous affairs minster says predicament of families affected by collapse of predatory funeral fund is ‘totally unacceptable’

Lorena Allam and Ben Butler

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Meta asks to be spared tighter rules in Australia, saying iPhone’s tracking blocker is hurting business
Company tells consumer watchdog it is set to lose $10bn this year in wake of Apple iOS feature hampering ability to collect user data

Josh Taylor

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Scenes of chaos witnessed at Queensland hospital in the hours before boy’s death
Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil died early on Monday after being sent home from the Logan hospital

Joe Hinchliffe

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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