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Guardian Australia readers on ... the royals down under

Kate Haddock: in Australia, we elect and mock our leaders<p>When foreign presidents or even the US secretary of state visit Australia, it feels like we are on the world map. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grace us with their presence, we step back in time.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is an …

A sniff of theatre, a dash of sympathy and the royal convoy moves on

Wally the explosives dog was working the little crowd outside the Yellow Rock Girl Guides hall in the Blue Mountains. Local dogs on leads brought to greet their royal highnesses gave him a hard time. This is lifestyle country and that means dogs.<p>Out of the bush emerged a line of police. God knows …

Jonah from Tonga will come out on ABC iView before traditional TV

Chris Lilley’s new comedy series, Jonah from Tonga, will be made available on the ABC’s catch-up TV service iView before being broadcast on ABC1, a first for Australian broadcasters.<p>BBC Three, a co-broadcaster of Jonah, will also offer the entire series on the BBC iPlayer first.<p>All six episodes of …

Melbourne man accused of murdering partner 'had family violence order'

A Melbourne man allegedly murdered his partner after they had been in court about a family violence order, a court has heard.<p>Craig McDermott, 38, is charged with murdering his de facto wife of 18 years, Fiona Joy Warzywoda, in a Sunshine shopping strip on Wednesday.<p>McDermott, of Sunshine North, …

Legal Aid offices in WA may close due to budget pressures

Budget pressures have prompted Legal Aid to consider closing two of its metropolitan offices and centralise services at its Perth headquarters.<p>The …

Inmates trash unit at Albany Regional Prison in WA

A group of inmates has gone on a rampage at a regional prison in Western Australia's south, damaging a number of cells in a unit.<p>Up to 20 prisoners …

NSW Premier Mike Baird considers Cabinet appointments amid questions over Di Girolamo link

New NSW Premier Mike Baird will spend the Easter weekend considering the line-up of his Cabinet, which is expected to include fresh talent as he …

Navy captain sacked for Indonesia incursion

The captain of a navy vessel which blundered into Indonesian waters while on border protection duty has been sacked from his command.<p>A second captain …

Australia 'should share asylum-seeker burden' says Indonesia

Australia will be asked to "share the burden" of asylum seekers with Indonesia, where detention centres are overcrowded with people stymied by the Abbott government's hardline border policy.<p>Australia and Indonesia will meet on the sidelines of a workshop on the protection of asylum seekers in …

Jill Meagher husband: forget the lone monster myth, society has a role in rape

Men need to break their silence on the root societal causes of male violence against women rather than perpetuate a “monster myth” that merely places blame upon evil individuals, according to Tom Meagher.<p>Meagher’s wife, Jill, was raped and murdered by Adrian Bayley in the Melbourne suburb of …

My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men

One of the most disturbing moments of the past 18 months of my life was hearing my wife’s killer form a coherent sentence in court.<p>Jill had been murdered almost six months earlier, and Adrian Bayley’s defence team were presenting a rather feeble case for a four-week adjournment of his committal …

Mike Baird admits mistake to appoint Nick Di Girolamo to Sydney Water

New South Wales premier Mike Baird says in hindsight it was a mistake to appoint lobbyist Nick Di Girolamo to a state-owned corporation three years ago but it was endorsed by the cabinet.<p>Baird, a self-proclaimed republican, spoke to media in Manly on his first full day in the job as NSW premier …

Baird must explain Di Girolamo job: NSW Labor

NSW Premier Mike Baird must explain why he appointed Liberal fundraiser Nick Di Girolamo to a state board despite receiving advice to the contrary, …