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Victorian Pride Centre winning design ‘a vibrant symbol of LGBTI resilience’

Australia’s first pride centre on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda to open in 2020 and be ‘a place of celebration and a safe sanctuary’ The winning design for the $38m Victorian Pride Centre...

Coalition still lagging in polls as jobs figures fail to inspire voters

Government’s primary vote rises one point to 34%, but Labor still leading 52% to 48% on two-party-preferred basis The latest Sky News/ReachTel poll has Malcolm Turnbull remaining as preferred prime minister. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA The...

Tasmania to go to polls on 3 March

Liberal premier Will Hodgman visits governor to prorogue parliament leaving just 34 days to campaign before election Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman goes into the March election with 15 of the 25 seats. Photograph: Rob...

Trump's state of the union speech aims to present him as a great unifier

The president’s speech ‘will make clear that all groups are benefiting under this presidency,’ a White House official said The White House could not specify whether Trump would acknowledge female members of Congress planning...

UK to keep EU rules for 'around two years' after Brexit, say ministers

Philip Hammond, David Davis and Greg Clark set out business transition plans in an open letter Business secretary Greg Clark said that the UK was ‘absolutely, unambiguously’ leaving the EU. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Britain will maintain...

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal 'released from detention'

The billionaire royal has been held in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton for almost three months as part of an anti-corruption inquiry Prince Alwaleed bin Talal at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, where he was held since 4...

Scores of people wounded and several killed in Kabul blast

A bomb hidden in an ambulance went off at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital The attack comes a week after an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental hotel in which more than 20 people...

Crown jewel: the soft power of William and Kate’s Nordic visit

Royal couple will offer plenty of photo-ops but their real aim is to bolster Britain’s influence The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fly into Sweden on Tuesday with the aim of building a ‘lasting...

Last resident at Sydney's Sirius given fond farewell

Morning tea held for Myra Demetriou attended by Tanya Plibersek and Clover Moore Tanya Pilbersek greets Sirius resident Myra Demetriou during a farewell event in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Ben Rushton/AAP Myra Demetriou, the last resident...

Aung San Suu Kyi lives in 'bubble', says US diplomat in row with Myanmar

Bill Richardson says Nobel prize winner has developed a ‘siege mentality’ but is still the nation’s best hope for change Aung San Suu Kyi’s office said her government had asked Bll Richardson to step...

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Top CEO among five Britons killed in seaplane crash near Sydney

Police have confirmed the passengers killed on the seaplane that crashed north of Sydney on New Year’s Eve were a family visiting Australia...