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Latika Bourke is a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age based in London. She has previously worked for Fairfax Media, the ABC and 2UE in Canberra. Latika won the Walkley Award for Young Australian Journalist of the Year in 2010.

'No plot to keep us in backstop': May sets Brexit date with destiny

'No plot to keep us in backstop': May sets Brexit date with destiny

Theresa May has named her date with destiny, promising a vote on her friendless Brexit deal beginning January 14.

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'Deeply disappointing': minister slams live exporters for ignoring warnings
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'Deeply disappointing': minister slams live exporters for ignoring warnings

The live export industry failed to heed warnings issued five years ago that the industry faced extinction unless it improved animal welfare.

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'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment
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'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment

Animal rights protesters on the Gold Coast have alleged there were physical clashes between them and Queensland police as well as members of the public.

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'Animals are not entertainment': Sea World shuts down dolphin shows after protesters invade pool
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'Animals are not entertainment': Sea World shuts down dolphin shows after protesters invade pool

Going to Sea World isn't a walk in the park for the animals kept in captivity, say campaigners.

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'A bloody difficult woman': Theresa May appears to relish the fight

'A bloody difficult woman': Theresa May appears to relish the fight

She has been attacked, derided and denied, but the British Prime Minister is made of stern stuff, and appears to relish the fight. So what makes her tick?

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Tories show Australia how leadership contests could be done
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Tories show Australia how leadership contests could be done

As chaotic as it was, the leadership challenge against Theresa May acted as a force for stability. Unlike Australia's musical chairs.

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Sheep trade is finished under new heat stress test
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Sheep trade is finished under new heat stress test

The government on Thursday released a new test for measuring animal welfare standards on board live exports ships to the Middle East.

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Theresa May wins leadership ballot but admits MPs don't want her to fight the next election

Theresa May wins leadership ballot but admits MPs don't want her to fight the next election

Theresa May has survived an attempt to oust her from the British prime ministership, winning a secret ballot of her MPs.

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'Brexit shambles': Dave Sharma hits out at 'idealogical zealots'

'Brexit shambles': Dave Sharma hits out at 'idealogical zealots'

The Liberal candidate for Wentworth's late-night tweet is widely believed to be directed at far-right MPs in his party.

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Theresa May survives leadership vote

Theresa May survives leadership vote

Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership but the result is closer than the British Prime Minister would have liked.

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Revealed: The cost of Malcolm Turnbull's axing

Revealed: The cost of Malcolm Turnbull's axing

Taxpayers footed a massive bill in severance payouts to government staffers as a result of the leadership coup in August.

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