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Kevin Rudd: Australians have a duty to admit their past crimes – and say sorry

I recognise this is a difficult, complex and sensitive area of policy. But the nation must continue to lift its game in doing whatever practicably can be done to provide for the proper protection of children. Let us today, in this Great Hall of this great Australian Parliament, seize this day and see this national apology to our Forgotten Australians and our Child Migrants as a turning point for the future.

After 50 years, the 'lost innocents' shipped from home win apology

150,000 orphan and poor children taken to colonies as 'white stock' suffered years of institutional brutality

Staff flee regime of Australian Governor

Third of employees at official residence in Canberra walk out on 'very difficult' boss

Letters: Mugabe and sanctions

Keep up the pressure on Mugabe and his clique

Economic prospects look up Down Under

Australia beats recession to be best performing country in advanced world

Hungry like the born-again Wolf

Monaghan was blamed for Warrington's woes but is the key man for Wembley showdown.

Millward ready to return to Leigh

Ian Millward is to return to the club where it all started for him in England by becoming Leigh's coach at the end of this season.

Police say Kevin Rudd email was forged

The Australian media are calling it “Utegate”, and the smoking gun was supposed to be an email seeking preferential treatment for a car dealer friend of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

MP pay row sparks questions in Australia

A row over political expenses in Britain spurred questions in Australia today, as a tabloid newspaper carried details of private homes purchased with taxpayer backing by members of parliament.

Rio Tinto shareholders cast longing eye at BHP

Major Rio Tinto shareholders would prefer a tie-up with its rival BHP Billiton to the miner's controversial $19.5bn (£12.8bn) deal with the Chinese state-owned Chinalco.

Court halts divisive kangaroo cull

A court suspended a government program to kill 7,000 kangaroos on federal land near Canberra today, halting efforts to thin a mushrooming population of the beloved marsupials that authorities say are threatening endangered species.

Kangaroos in the line of fire in Australia

Australia's capital is plagued by too many kangaroos, and the best solution is to shoot them, an official said today.

Underpants shredded in fight with kangaroo

Australian father battles 6ft marsupial after it jumps through bedroom window

Friends reunited for Crusader Tyrer

St Helens will encounter not one but two familiar faces when they arrive at the Brewery Field today. Steven Tyrer, on loan from Saints, will make his first-team debut for the Celtic Crusaders after his exploits for their reserves last weekend.

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