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Stage three tax cuts would ‘turbocharge inequality’, says Adam Bandt

Joe Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana’; former cop attacks Thai day care centre, kills at least 36; follow updates lives.

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Yesterday

AFP arrests man for stolen Optus data scam

The AFP has arrested a 19-year-old Sydney man for allegedly sending scam texts threatening to release stolen data of Optus customers; Sydney breaks rainfall record for the first time in 70 years; Victoria faces threat of ‘tornadic supercells’. Follow updates live.

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This Month

Andrews’ private office accused of interfering in probe

Opposition has accused Daniel Andrews’ private office of interfering in an independent probe; high-income earners aren’t rich so tax cuts should remain, Labor MP Michael Freelander said; east coast braces for floods. How the day unfolded.

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Petrol prices already tracking upwards since end of fuel tax cut

The average price of petrol across Australia has jumped nearly 10 cents since the end of the fuel tax cut; Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the UK’s U-turn on its 45 per cent top tax rate is relevant to how the Albanese government will act; RBA lifts rates to 2.6 per cent. Follow updates live.

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Russia concedes Ukraine has ‘significant superiority’ in Lyman retreat

The defeat is a humiliation for Vladimir Putin after he announced the forced annexation of four Ukrainian regions; Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant; Indonesia stadium tragedy claims 129 lives. See how the day unfolded here.

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September

Kabul suicide bombing kills 19, injures 29

Suicide bombing causes casualties at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital; COVID-19 isolation rules scrapped; Queensland’s land tax dumped from lack of “goodwill”; AFP unveils response to Optus data breach. How the day unfolded.

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Gas prices will dip but won’t return to old prices under Labor deal

National cabinet will discuss COVID-19 safety settings on Friday; a court in Myanmar has sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating the country’s official secrets act. Follow updates here.

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Albanese demands Optus pay for new passports

Penny Wong has written to Optus about paying for new passports; Qld will create a $150 million job transition fund for coal workers; Treasurer Jim Chalmers said regulators are finding ways for Optus to share information safely with banks. Follow updates here.

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Australia needs more mRNA COVID-19 vaccines: review

WATCH LIVE: Question time at 2pm AEST; Australia may have a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shortfall next year, review finds; Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus warns people to “be afraid” of proposed anti-corruption body; FBI working on Optus hack. Follow updates here.

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National anti-corruption commission scope revealed

Watch live: Question time under way, Labor’s proposed national anti-corruption commission will have public hearings; Optus hack not good enough for a large Australian telco, says Clare O’Neil. Follow updates here.

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The worst bond rout in 70 years is just beginning

Week by week, the bond market crash just keeps getting worse; Russia names the “butcher of Mariupol” to a key war role; North Korea provokes US with missile test before visit. Read how the day unfolded here.

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Optus hack is a ‘complex, criminal investigation’: AFP

Optus is still uncovering breadth of data breach, but it has not received ransomware demands; Penny Wong met with her Chinese counterpart in “another constructive meeting”; Murdoch-Crikey defamation battle starts next year.

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Brisbane coach Chris Fagan denies wrongdoing at Hawthorn

Former Hawthorn GM Chris Fagan said he would cooperate with AFL racism review; Volodymyr Zelensky blasts seven countries that voted not to allow him to address the UN; leaders mourned the Queen in Canberra. How the day unfolded.

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Clarkson denies wrongdoing but delays start at North

Former Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson say he looks forward to taking part in an investigation into racism claims; UN’s António Guterres said fossil fuel windfall profits should be taxed; Australia is the highest consumer of speed per capita, landmark inquiry finds. Follow updates here.

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Fuel excise will lift inflation cautions RBA

Budget deficit for 21-22 expected to be around $28 billion; business warned against greenwashing, polling showing big lift in ALP support for monarchy. Follow the latest here.

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Queen Elizabeth laid to rest in a history-making day of mourning

Hundreds of thousands gathered in London for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II - one of the biggest events in modern British history. This is how the day unfolded.

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Bushmasters making a ‘real difference’ in Ukraine

Australia’s military support is helping turn the tide in Ukraine, Richard Marles says; for investors burned by inflation a very bad year is starting to look even worse; the Queen’s eight grandchildren stand vigil at her coffin. See how the day unfolded here.

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Melissa Caddick’s phone data points to Sydney airport post-disappearance

Police have told a court that a data point suggest the alleged fraudster’s phone was at the airport after she supposedly disappeared; RBA governor Philip Lowe said house prices could fall 10 per cent. Follow updates here.

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Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir delayed to respect Queen’s death

Prince Harry set to postpone his memoir; Vladimir Putin hours from meeting Xi Jinping; tens of thousands wait overnight to see Queen’s coffin; NSW government threatens to sue rail workers who switch off opal readers. How the day unfolded.

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Sogavare passes up Albanese’s offer for lift to the Queen’s funeral

Solomons to send its GG, not Manasseh Sogavare to the Queen’s funeral; Russia has lost over 6000 square kilometres of territory in Ukraine; NSW opal machines to be turned off indefinitely; PM extends pandemic leave payments. How the day unfolded.

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