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Australian company Optus apologises for ‘Anglo-Saxon’ job ad

An Australian telecommunications company has apologised for posting a job advert that stated a preference for “Anglo-Saxon” candidates. Optus, the nation’s second-biggest provider, had included the description in a posting about a vacant position in a Sydney store. The advert was shared on social media, where it was criticised as …

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Pacific Dawn: Woman missing after fall from cruise ship

Australian authorities have called off a search for a Brisbane woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Coral Sea. The 47-year-old fell from the Pacific Dawn about 16:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Thursday, about 300km (186 miles) west of New Caledonia. The ship, bound for Brisbane, …

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Australia’s biggest winemaker bought by US equity firm

Australia’s biggest winemaker, Accolade Wines, is to be bought by a US private equity firm. The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy the maker of Hardys wine from Australia’s Champ Private Equity for 1bn Australian dollars ($769m; £546m). The deal comes as Australia’s wine exports to China, its biggest market, …

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Israel Folau: Rugby player criticised for anti-gay post

Rugby Australia says it does not support the views of star player Israel Folau after he suggested that gay people would end up in hell. The Wallabies player was widely criticised for the comment, which he wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. Rugby Australia said it supported “all forms of inclusion”, …

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