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Waratahs overturn deficit against Highlanders to make semis

Foley, who ended with 25 points, and Israel Folau crossed as the home side turned their deficit into a 27-23 lead they managed to extend. They held on despite being reduced to 14 men for the final eight minutes after replacement prop Paddy Ryan was sinbinned.

REUTERS - 2018-07-21 14:33:24

Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Protesters took to the streets on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the policy's reintroduction, when in 2013 Canberra significantly toughened its stance, signing deals with the Pacific nations and declaring that anyone arriving by boat had "no chance" of being settled in Australia.

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2018-07-21 09:41:00

Government report provides important opportunity to rethink Australia's relationship with India

By 2060, India may be the world’s largest economy. It will certainly be the world’s most populous country. At that point, Australians will ask, “What did we do in the 2020s to build a relationship with this superpower?” They may also ask: “How did economic cooperation with India benefit both countri

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-07-21 08:56:44

Australian skull displayed in US museum buried in France

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian soldier’s skull has been buried in a French war grave a century after it was taken for eventual display in a Philadelphia museum, Australia’s government said Saturday.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-21 08:35:00

England avoid double disaster but Australia dumped out by France

Englandavoided a double disaster on the first day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens as the men’s side scraped pastSamoain a controversial last-16 clash, following a disappointing day for England Women.After watching the women crash out in their opening match against Ireland, the Men’s team were able to

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-07-21 05:03:08

Daryl Maguire to resign from New South Wales parliament

The MP, who has been caught up in a corruption scandal, will quit seat of Wagga Wagga, triggering a byelection

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-21 04:05:40

South China Sea: UK could send aircraft carrier to back Australian vessels

Australia and the UK are discussing plans for the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to be sent to the Pacific amid tensions over China's militarisation in the South China Sea. The Australian defence minister, Marise Payne, and the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, have discussed joint naval

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-21 01:01:59

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

GUADALCANAL, Solomon Islands — When Toata Molea looks to the sea and his fleet of fishing boats on the island of Guadalcanal, he imagines the possibilities from a new connection to the outside world: a planned undersea internet cable to be built by Australia.When he turns the other way, however, to

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-21 00:00:00

Calling time: Jenny Macklin on Labor, leaders and dedication to policy

Given how fast time moves in politics now, given the relentlessness of everything, it is possible to forget that Macklin was the first Australian woman to be appointed deputy leader of a major Australian political party.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 22:20:39

Labor politics with Jenny Macklin - Australian politics live

As Jenny Macklin, Labor minister for families and social services, announces her retirement, Katharine Murphy discusses her 23 year-long career in politics. Macklin is the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives and leaves a strong policy legacy, including paid parental leave and the n

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 22:20:20

1600 asylum claims could be reopened due to poorly drafted regulation

But a poorly drafted government regulation from 16 years ago – and a court case that turned on what, precisely, makes a port – could re-open protection applications for more than 1,600 asylum seekers in Australia who “arrived” in Australia through Ashmore Reef. It could also expose the government to

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 22:12:18

Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank

Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting donated $4.5m to the Institute of Public Affairs in 2016 and 2017. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the rightwing thinktank the Institute of Public Affairs - a consisten

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 22:05:25

How Labor and Coalition are splurging $450m in three byelection seats

Opposition has promised $320m and Coalition $130m in the race for key seats of Longman, Braddon and MayoMalcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are promising millions of dollars in spending for the seats of Longman, Braddon and Mayo. Composite: Grant Wells/Dave Hunt/AAPLabor and theCoalitionhave splurged

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 20:00:16

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging

GENEVA (Reuters) - Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday. In a landmark ruling, the WTO panel said Australia's law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuf

REUTERS - 2018-07-20 13:20:18

Australia, Britain ready to agree free trade deal: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia and Britain are ready to agree a free trade deal as soon as circumstances allow, Australian minister for foreign affairs Julie Bishop said on Friday. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kham British foreign minister Jeremy

REUTERS - 2018-07-20 13:15:55

Turkish court rejects Australian request for alleged ISIS recruiter

When asked if he would agree to extradition, Prakash said, "Allah is the legislator. You cannot prosecute anyone. Only Allah can judge me."

CNN - 2018-07-20 08:21:48

Capturing the shadow of Saturn's moon Titan from right here on Earth

It has a thick atmosphere as well as wind, rivers, lakes made of hydrocarbons such as methane, and a liquid water ocean. Understanding its atmosphere may help us in the search for life on other planets.

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-07-20 07:25:22

There is no social license for My Health Record. Australians should reject it | Julia Powles

Athree-month countdown clock alerted many Australians this week to the government’s progress on a massive, mandatoryhealth data centralisation scheme. Known asMy Health Record, the scheme compulsorily enlists all Australians into sharing their health information, unless theyopt-outbefore the deadlin

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 06:34:55

AFL to consider rule changes ahead of 2019 season

“Unless you’re really sure what you’re going to get, just be a bit careful, a bit cautious, because you might get something you don’t want,” Hinkley told reporters on Friday.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 05:15:07

Macau authorities to care for 600 greyhounds after notorious track closes

Move likely to save dogs, majority of which came from Australia, from death or inhumane treatment Greyhounds are led out at the Macau Canidrome in June. Many of the dogs have been bought from Australia. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters Authorities in Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, will care

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-20 05:04:28