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Australia news live: interest rates poised to rise; Telstra staff information exposed in new breach
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Natasha May

04, Oct, 2022 @12:51 AM

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UK taps Alexander Downer for ‘independent’ oversight of asylum seeker deportation plan
Critics say Australian former minister is being used to ‘launder’ controversial Rwanda policy

Ben Doherty

04, Oct, 2022 @12:44 AM

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Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash among 52 potential witnesses in Bruce Lehrmann trial
Trial of Lehrmann, who denies allegations he sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins in 2019, begins in ACT supreme court

Michael McGowan

04, Oct, 2022 @12:29 AM

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Morning mail: Queensland police failure in assault case, UK U-turn on tax cuts for well-off, ID scam fears
Tuesday: Queensland and NSW police lost key documents and failed to investigate a series of alleged sexual assaults against a 14-year-old girl. Plus: the must-read books for October

Tamara Howie

03, Oct, 2022 @7:50 PM

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‘Unspeakable trauma’: police in Queensland and NSW failed to investigate alleged gang rape of 14-year-old girl, records show
Exclusive: A senior officer told Karen Iles they believed her statement, including names, photos, maps and diary excerpts, had been destroyed

Ben Smee

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Fossil fuels in schools: industry faces pushback in fight for hearts and minds of next generation
Business efforts to get pro-fossil fuel material into classrooms experience opposition due to role in climate change

Royce Kurmelovs

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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A shift on stage-three tax cuts would move the first Albanese budget from B for boring to B for big | Kathrine Murphy
Labor understands any broken promise will be weaponised by its political foes. But an economic storm is brewing and it’s time to change tack

Katharine Murphy

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Bruce Lehrmann’s trial for alleged rape of Brittany Higgins to begin in Canberra
Chief justice Lucy McCallum to preside over two-month trial in ACT supreme court which had been delayed due to pretrial publicity

Christopher Knaus

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Australians’ confidence in government integrity has increased since election, study finds
Australian Leadership Index also shows boost in public perceptions of leadership and competence since Labor took power

Sarah Martin

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Guardian Essential poll: one in two Australians want stronger privacy laws after Optus breach
Survey finds 51% of respondents support restrictions on amount of data private companies can collect and 47% are worried about governments harvesting personal information

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Big issues at play could cause the RBA to make smaller cash rate hikes
Lower rises expected for the rest of the year, economists say, with the possibility of a pause in the longer term

Peter Hannam

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Richard Marles meets Nauru’s new president – as it happened
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Tory Shepherd (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

03, Oct, 2022 @8:29 AM

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