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Kumanjayi Walker inquest told of ‘clearly racist’ NT police awards that appear to contradict senior officers’ testimony
Zachary Rolfe evidence calls into question the testimony of several senior officers to the court earlier this week

Nino Bucci Justice and courts reporter

01, Mar, 2024 @8:40 AM

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Australia sweats through third-hottest summer on record with hot and dry autumn predicted
Bureau of Meteorology says only 2018-19 and 2019-20 summers were warmer, meaning Australia’s three hottest seasons have occurred in the past six years

Peter Hannam

01, Mar, 2024 @8:11 AM

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Bruce Lehrmann’s lawyers argue evidence is not available to rule out Britanny Higgins’ consent
Lehrmann’s lawyers also admit client’s evidence is ‘unsatisfactory’ but say it would be overstating it to say he is a ‘compulsive liar’

Amanda Meade

01, Mar, 2024 @6:55 AM

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Ticketing company denies responsibility for refunds to Donald Trump Jr’s postponed Australian tour
Ticketbud says money was sent directly to organisers Turning Point Australia, but it says money is only received after events are completed

Josh Taylor

01, Mar, 2024 @6:48 AM

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Australia ‘horrified’ by Gaza humanitarian catastrophe – as it happened
This blog is now closed.

Mostafa Rachwani, Emily Wind and Martin Farrer (earlier)

01, Mar, 2024 @6:24 AM

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Afternoon Update: Meta to stop paying Australian publishers for news; Linda White dies; and the best LGBTQ+ shows ever made
Current contracts with publishers that expire this year will not be renewed by technology giant

Sharlotte Thou and Antoun Issa

01, Mar, 2024 @5:58 AM

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Misinformation about South Australia’s Indigenous voice to parliament spreads online
Factcheckers say claims about First Nations people getting ‘special rights’ echo the falsehoods in the federal no campaign

Tory Shepherd

01, Mar, 2024 @5:30 AM

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Crime, aspiration and the underdog status: Albanese and Dutton make final pitches in tight Dunkley race
Labor highlights tax changes and legacy of late MP Peta Murphy, while Liberals’ Nathan Conroy tells ‘scared’ voters to ‘send a message’ to government on law and order

Benita Kolovos Victorian state correspondent

01, Mar, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Peter Dutton doubles down on immigration attacks despite Victoria police clearing detainee of assault charges
Deputy leader Sussan Ley refuses to delete tweet claiming ‘Victorian women being assaulted by foreign criminals’

Paul Karp and Benita Kolovos

01, Mar, 2024 @3:28 AM

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Linda White: Anthony Albanese leads tributes to ‘most senior backbencher ever’ after senator’s death
Victorian Labor senator and former trade unionist remembered by colleagues after dying on Thursday night

Sarah Basford Canales and Benita Kolovos

01, Mar, 2024 @2:07 AM

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Morning Mail: secretive firm behind Coalition messaging, NZ vape ban defiance, shooting near Gaza aid trucks
FOI reveals $135,000 in public money to secretive firm to help rightwing campaigns; New Zealand exporter vows to continue e-cigarette trade

Martin Farrer

29, Feb, 2024 @8:02 PM

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The wanted: Australia’s approach to investigating alleged international crimes ‘not working’, Greens say
David Shoebridge’s comments follow reports Rwanda issued indictments for two men living in Australia it accused of participating in genocide

Ben Doherty and Daniel Hurst

29, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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