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A woman launched a disgusting racist verbal attack on an Indian woman sitting alone on a train was captured on camera.

The footage was uploaded on social media after a fellow passenger became outraged over the incident.

Patricia Bonnar shared the clip which took place while she was travelling on the metro with some friends in Melbourne, Australia.

Posting the footage on Facebook she wrote: "Disgusting behaviour by these 2 girls who were on the train to the city just now...

A five-year inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, saying institutions had "seriously failed" to protect children. The royal commission, Australia's highest form of public inquiry, heard more than 8,000 testimonies from victims of abuse. The accusations covered churches, schools and sports clubs over decades.

Among more than 400 recommendations, the report calls on the Catholic Church to overhaul its celibacy rules. "Tens of thousands of children have...

Papua New Guinea police have removed dozens of asylum seekers from the Manus Island detention centre and put pressure on hundreds of others to leave, more than three weeks after the camp was decommissioned. Refugees inside the centre reported large numbers of officers, including the paramilitary police mobile squad, entered the centre on Thursday and gave them an hour to move to alternative accommodation in the nearby town of Lorengau. The officers shouted at detainees and demanded they hand...

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Australia holds asylum seekers who arrive by boat on PNG's Manus Island, and on the Pacific island of Nauru. Australia withdrew from the Manus Island centre on Tuesday, following a PNG court ruling that...

Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims. Hanson sat in her seat in the assembly for about 20 minutes covered by the black burqa before removing it to call for them to be banned in public for national security reasons. "I'm quite happy to remove this because this is not what should belong in this parliament,"...

A municipal council in a suburb of Australia’s largest city said it was not to blame for a decision to ban the construction of a synagogue because it could become the target of a terrorist attack. In a statement Friday, the Waverley Council asserted that the decision to reject the synagogue was made by a local land use court, which said the congregation had not addressed the security concerns raised by the congregation in its development application. Waverley Council did not refuse this...

Muslim public speaker and former ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied is London-bound, calling it an "Australian rite of passage" after months of criticism over her views on Anzac Day. She announced on Instagram that she was moving to London. In April, Ms. Abdel-Magied’s Anzac Day Facebook post — calling for Australians to remember Syrians, Palestinians and the detainees at Nauru and Manus Island — set off a firestorm of vitriol, as she was accused of politicizing a day of remembrance. She...

Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis and the Vatican treasurer, is taking leave from the Vatican to fight historical sexual assault charges in his home country of Australia. The case is the latest black mark against the Catholic Church, which has been reeling from sexual abuse scandals across several countries that date back decades. It could also have ramifications for Pope Francis, who counts Pell among his closest aides.

Australian police have not released a...

The Australian government and its contractors have offered compensation totalling A$70m (£41m; $53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The 1,905 claimants had alleged they suffered harm while being held on PNG's Manus Island between 2012 and 2016. The government said it "strongly denied" the allegations but that settling was a "prudent" decision.

Australia turns away any refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat and sends them to PNG and Nauru. It says this deters migrants...

Australia's Catholic Church has paid A$276 million ($213 million) in compensation to thousands of child abuse victims since 1980, a government inquiry heard on Thursday -- the first time the total compensation paid by the church's schools, orphanages and residences has been revealed.

A report at a royal commission into institutional abuse said 3,066 victims had received some form of compensation from a Catholic body in the 35 years to 2015.

Cash payments of A$258.8 million...

Yingiya Mark Guyula used the anniversary of Kevin Rudd's 2008 apology to the stolen generations to issue a warning about the way Indigenous children were being removed from their families today.

"That legislation was broken by the Government themselves — they broke their own law and that's why I have stood here and I am standing here to say this must stop," Mr Guyula said.

Like other states and territories, the Northern Territory has adopted the Aboriginal Child Placement...

Seven percent of Catholic priests working in Australia between 1950 and 2010 were accused of child sex crimes but few were pursued, Church data showed on Monday, as hearings began over allegations dating back decades.

Last year, Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, said the Church had made "enormous mistakes" and "catastrophic" choices by refusing to believe abused children, shuffling abusive priests from parish to parish and over-relying on counseling of priests to...

A Muslim woman was reportedly subjected to a brutal verbal and physicial attack after her alleged attacker said "merry Christmas" but she replied "happy holidays".

Polie are investigating reports the man stole the woman's headscarf after the incident at the Beeliar Village shopping complex in Perth, Australia.

According to the Islamophobia Register Australia, the assailant smashed the 33-year-old woman over the back with a beer bottle after the exchange.

Her headscarf...

Labor MP Anne Aly has told Parliament she received death threats after she condemned Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments about Lebanese-Muslims. Mr Dutton singled out the Lebanese-Muslin community earlier this week, saying most people charged with terror-related offences came from the background.

Dr Aly, the first Muslim woman to be elected to Parliament and an expert in counter-terrorism, said the Immigration Minister's comments were "extremely disappointing" and feared they...

The head of Australia's largest Muslim association has slammed claims by the country's immigration minister that recent terror attacks are the result of a 1970's decision to allow Lebanese refugees into Australia.

Minister Peter Dutton has claimed that many foreign fighters travelling to the Middle East are the offspring of those who arrived in Australia as part of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's refugee policy following the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975.

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