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Three men jailed for 28 and 16 years over Christmas terrorism plot on Melbourne’s Federation Square | Australia news

Two men will spend at least the next 28 years in jail and another at least 16 years after conspiring to plot a terrorist attack in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Ahmed Mohamed, Abdullah Chaarani and Hamza Abbas are three of four men convicted over the plot to behead people and set off bombs on Christmas Day …

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Two-step plebiscite is only way Australia could be a republic, Malcolm Turnbull says | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull says the only chance Australia has of evolving successfully into a republic is if a future government holds a plebiscite where voters first thrash out whether the proposed change is to a direct election or parliamentary appointment model. Turnbull, who served as the chairman of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) from 1993 to …

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