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Melbourne diocese of Anglican church received $16m in jobkeeper in 2020
Exclusive: Money received from wage subsidy scheme enough to cover church’s estimated sexual abuse compensation bill of $14.3m

Ben Butler

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Rev Rosemary Mitchell obituary
Other lives: Historian who directed the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies

Kim Reynolds

23, Sep, 2021 @5:16 PM

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What is the Narnia-inspired Caldron Pool and is it fomenting ‘Christian nationalism’ in Australia?
Website hosts petitions opposing Covid rules on religious grounds, as well as contributions from rightwing politicians such as George Christensen

Tory Shepherd

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police
Exclusive: In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises things will be different from the brutal 1990s

Emma Graham-Harrison and Abdul Rauf Wafa in Kandahar

19, Sep, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Texas anti-abortion law shows ‘terrifying’ fragility of women’s rights, say activists
Campaigners fear ban emboldens anti-choice governments as more aggressive opposition, better organised and funded, spreads from US

Lizzy Davies

18, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘She got a lot of trouble for it’: how Tammy Faye Bakker went from televangelist to gay icon
In new film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the unusually accepting religious TV star is brought to life by Jessica Chastain

David Smith in Washington

18, Sep, 2021 @5:33 AM

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‘Don’t pass Catholic churches’: protests as Glasgow braces for Orange walks
Campaigners call for parades to be re-routed as up to 13,000 people expected to converge in city centre

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

18, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Despicable’: Sydney police stop Muslim mourners from watching funerals from cars
NSW police say people were in breach of public health orders as four men arrested at Rookwood cemetery

Mostafa Rachwani

16, Sep, 2021 @2:34 AM

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Pentecostal church given $660,000 in jobkeeper, then returns 3,620% increase in profit
Hope Unlimited church reported a profit of $43,355 in 2019, which increased dramatically to $1.6m in 2020 in part with government pandemic payments

Christopher Knaus

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban
Women around the world are sharing pictures of themselves in traditional colourful clothes in a campaign against the new strict dress code for female students

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

15, Sep, 2021 @5:28 AM

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Indecent proposal: the queer Yiddish play that led to an obscenity trial and a Broadway hit
At university, director Rebecca Taichman and playwright Paula Vogel were both drawn to Sholem Asch’s 1907 sensation God of Vengeance. Their show about its controversy now hits London

David Jays

14, Sep, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns
Gulf states are having to reconsider their alliances and especially whether they can still trust the US, says senior source

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Sep, 2021 @6:53 PM

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