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He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?

Campaigners examine whether the failings of Interpol, Australian police, the world’s footballing bodies and Thai authorities allowed the refugee athlete to fall into Bahrain’s webAs Hakeem al-Araibi settles back into his life in Melbourne after 76 days…

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Hakeem al-Araibi’s wife begs Canada and NZ for help and says ‘time is running out’

Exclusive: Wife of Bahraini refugee asks leaders to pressure Thai authorities to release her husband“Time is running out” for Hakeem al-Araibi, his wife has written in letters to the leaders of Canada and New Zealand, pleading with them for help to see…

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Greyhound racing banned in New South Wales as bill passes parliament

Labor voices opposition to plan during overnight debate, with leader Luke Foley accusing premier Mike Baird of a ‘cruel ambush’ of working-class people

The controversial bill to ban greyhound racing in New South Wales has been passed in the state parliament by 49 votes to 30.

Debate continued overnight as Labor MPs voiced their opposition to the government’s plan to shut down the industry by next July.

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Greyhound racing banned in New South Wales as bill passes parliament

Labor voices opposition to plan during overnight debate, with leader Luke Foley accusing premier Mike Baird of a ‘cruel ambush’ of working-class people

The controversial bill to ban greyhound racing in New South Wales has been passed in the state parliament by 49 votes to 30.

Debate continued overnight as Labor MPs voiced their opposition to the government’s plan to shut down the industry by next July.

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Chris Gayle row: If Mel McLaughlin had bright red cheeks it was not because she was blushing | Tracey Holmes

Whether it’s Chris Gayle or Jamie Briggs, it’s clear some men still believe women have a place and don’t see women as equals

Welcome to 2016 … or if you’re a woman, is this 1916?

Just consider these past weeks. A federal government minister has resigned after a night on the drink in Hong Kong where he made a female consular official uncomfortable with his remarks and behaviour. The woman’s privacy has been violated after the ex-minister Jamie Briggs circulated photos of her that ended up in the media.

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Newcastle fans furious local ABC commentator won’t call Socceroos’ Asian Cup semi

Newcastle football fans take to social media after popular ABC broadcaster Aaron Kearney not booked for hometown game

Newcastle football fans are furious the popular ABC broadcaster Aaron Kearney will not be calling the Socceroos’ Asian Cup semi-final in his hometown on Tuesday.

Already reeling from savage cuts to 1223 ABC Newcastle after the Coalition’s $250m budget cut last year, Newcastle residents took the latest slight to their hometown boy badly – and expressed their outrage on social media on Friday morning.

Related: Asian Cup quarter-final: China 0-2 Australia | Match report

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Guardian Australia’s awards of the year: winners (and losers) of 2014

Bill Shorten added linguistic zing, Redfoo didn’t. The Bachelor kept a straight face, while Sam Burgess bashed his into putty. Abbott did his bit for humanity, via the coal industry, while Hockey took off his smoking jacket long enough to think about the poor. We give you those who shone, or otherwise, in 2014

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Guardian Australia’s awards of the year

It’s the end of 2013, so let’s look back and dish out some prizes to Australia’s good, bad and ugly. And the winners are …Alex Needham