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Gina Rinehart holds her number one rank on the BRW Rich 200 list for the fifth consecutive year with $14 billion to her name.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has apologised to the Australian Federal Police over comments about the Bali Nine duo who were executed in Indonesia in April 2015.
Pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale says many of his victims could have been saved if police had known of his offending.
A US judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.
Serious violent and sexual offender Adrian Bayley has been given a 43-year minimum non-parole period, one of the longest imposed in Victoria.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed that a group of detainees have been transferred to Christmas Island.
Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek says she would be delighted if there was bipartisanship over a gay marriage bill in parliament.

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A collection of world-class paintings produced by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation, once considered lost, were returned home two years ago. But many of the stories of the artists remained in the dark – until now.
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