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Donald Trump's original speech after the Capitol riot has been revealed. Here are the words he refused to say

When Donald Trump addressed the nation the day after the Capitol riots, he was reading from a script covered in edits. The January 6 committee have now revealed the words he refused to say.
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A composite image of Donald Trump next to his original January 7 speech, where lines have been crossed out. 

Liberal MP Bridget Archer says she is ready to rebel again in support of government's climate bill

By political reporter Jake Evans
Bridget Archer, who rebelled against the former government on key pieces of legislation, says she is prepared to do so again in support of enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target into law.
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Bridget Archer squints into the sun as she talks into a microphone.

Federal parliament is back with a new government, new agenda and a lot of new faces. What can we expect?

By political reporter Tom Lowrey
Parliament House is buzzing as first-time politicians get to grips with its labyrinthine corridors and complex procedures. Here's what to expect as the 47th Parliament of Australia sits for the first time.
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A crowd of journalists and camera operators crowd around a man, standing before several microphones.

John Barilaro captured in an altercation with cameraman

Former Deputy Premier John Barilaro has defended his actions after being caught in an altercation with a news cameraman.
Duration: 2 minutes 2 seconds

Sniffer dogs, x-ray machines to scan mail for foot-and-mouth disease

By national rural reporter Kath Sullivan
Expecting mail from China or Indonesia? The government says absolutely everything coming into Australia will be scanned for biosecurity threats.
A man wearing glasses, suit and tie

John Barilaro defends actions after scuffle with cameraman

Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has defended his actions after being involved in an altercation with a cameraman on Sydney's Northern Beaches on the weekend.
Duration: 2 minutes 24 seconds

'Quite a shock': NSW Deputy Opposition Leader diagnosed with kidney cancer

The member for Londonderry in north-western Sydney takes leave after a sudden cancer diagnosis but says she will return to parliament after her treatment.
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Prue Car smiling

'Desperate, extreme measure': Defence support in aged care extended as COVID outbreaks continue

By political reporter Jake Evans
With more than a thousand Australian aged care facilities facing COVID-19 outbreaks, the federal government has extended support from defence force personnel to September.
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Two Australian Defence Force nurses, both wearing masks.

Parliament set to return

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is promising not to waste a day in office, saying his government will use the first week of parliament to introduce more than a dozen pieces of legislation.
Duration: 2 minutes 27 seconds

Biden feeling 'much, much better' despite infection with highly contagious BA.5 variant

White House officials says President Joe Biden is feeling "much, much better" after testing positive for COVID-19.

47th Parliament to be the most diverse in Australian history

Federal politicians are returning to Canberra this week for the first sitting of parliament since Anthony Albanese's election victory in May. The most diverse group of MPs in Australian history will be sworn in on Tuesday.
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Duration: 5 minutes 30 seconds

'We've pretty much run out of food': Sri Lankans in Australia send groceries home to desperate families

By Joshua Boscaini and Vidita Sharma
As Sri Lanka plunges further into a crippling economic crisis that has led to shortages of food, fuel and gas, many expats in Australia are sending essential supplies to desperate families back home.
Ivanka Jayasuriya wears a Sri Lankan flag

Home Affairs Minister calls for frmr govt to apologise

Home Affairs Minister Claire O'Neil has called on the former Morrison government to apologise for pressuring public servants to release the details of a secret asylum seeker boat interception. Her predecessor insists no rules were broken, and that no one was pressured.
Duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

'Hang their head in shame': Home Affairs Minister calls on former government to apologise

The Morrison government needs to "hang their head in shame" and apology after report found former prime minister pressured the public service to reveal boat interception on election day.
Duration: 44 seconds

analysis: The fallout of another Victorian Labor scandal has insiders wondering if 'Teflon Dan' will emerge unscathed

By state political reporter Bridget Rollason
At the 2018 Victorian election, disquiet over the red shirts scandal did not appear to be reflected in the polls. But as Bridget Rollason writes, it remains to be seen whether voters will be so quick to forget the party's latest corruption probe.
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A close-up of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with a stern expression

Steve Bannon, longtime Donald Trump ally, convicted of contempt

Steve Bannon will be sentenced in October after being found guilty of defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol.
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Steve Bannon is wearing a black suit while getting into a car, surrounded by a crowd with camera's and phones aimed towards him.

Knife-wielding man tells US congressman 'you're done' before attempting to stab Republican politician

United States Congressman Lee Zeldin says he is OK after allegedly being attacked during a campaign speech in upstate New York by a 43-year-old man reportedly wielding a knife.
A huddle of people restrain a man, who you cannot see, after an alleged attack on a stage

'Meet the moment': Mayors request President Joe Biden's support amid 'unprecedented surge' of asylum seekers

The Democratic mayors of New York City and Washington DC are calling on the Biden administration to address what they say is a surge of migrants seeking asylum after travelling from Republican-controlled border states to their cities.
Women and children wearing casual clothing walk through a gap in a red metal fence in the Arizona desert.

Home Affairs confirms Scott Morrison pressured department

A Home Affairs report has confirmed the office of Scott Morrison pressured the department into publicising the interception of a suspected asylum seeker boat on election day.
Duration: 3 minutes 4 seconds

One day into office, Sri Lanka's President cracks down on protesters

Amid the climate of political distrust he has inherited, the new President has named Dinesh Gunewardena — an ally of his predecessor — Prime Minister.
Soldiers line up with guns and body armor to dismantle protest camps.

John F. Kennedy's daughter appointed US Ambassador to Australia

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has arrived in Sydney and says Pacific relations will be a key focus at the start of her deployment.
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Duration: 4 minutes

Unused takes of Donald Trump's concession speech after Jan 6 Capitol Riot

Unused footage of former US President Donald Trump's concession speech shows his reluctance to condemn Capitol rioters.
Duration: 1 minute 45 seconds

Trump 'preyed on his supporters' patriotism', January 6 committee hears — as it happened

In the eighth hearing, the January 6 committee focused on what former US president Donald Trump was doing while rioters stormed the Capitol. Two former aides testified about their decisions to resign on January 6 — as it happened.
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A composite image of January 6 Capitol Hill rioters and Donald Trump

US President announces executive actions to tackle climate change

Joe Biden has announced a multi-billion-dollar plan to build infrastructure that can withstand extreme heat and natural disasters.
Duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns after coalition falls apart

The Italian President has dissolved the parliament, clearing the way for an early election after the collapse of the National Unity government.
Duration: 6 minutes 4 seconds