Premier League best

There have been more than 25,000 goals in the Premier League – and Dennis Bergkamp’s for Arsenal at Newcastle in 2002 has been voted the best.

Peter Dutton moves to relax detention secrecy rules – politics live

As parliament returns, the Turnbull government is moving to dump rules that threaten detention centre workers with prison for disclosure as a high court challenge continues. Follow it live…

11.19pm BST

There has been the sound of canons this morning around the building, a welcome for Manasseh Damukana Sogavare, prime minister of the Solomon Islands, and his wife Emmy Sogavare.

Malcolm Turnbull and Sogavare will witness the signing of a Bilateral Security Treaty.

The visit by Prime Minister Sogavare is an important milestone following the conclusion of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)— a 14-year partnership that restored peace and stability to the Solomon Islands.

Prime Minister Sogavare and I will discuss the new era ahead for our bilateral development, economic, and security partnership.

11.05pm BST

Good morning blogans,

It is a glorious morning in Canberra, where a brilliant sunrise has dawned and the symphony of leaf blowers begins in the courtyards of parliament.

This Bill seeks to balance the need to protect certain information, where appropriate, against the Australian Government’s commitment to open government.

He’s clarifying it now because the government is in the middle of a High Court challenge which frankly they know they cannot win.

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‘Man babies with torches’: Athletes attack far-right violence in Charlottesville

  • NFL’s Chris and Kyle Long speak out on violence in their hometown
  • LeBron James takes swipe at Donald Trump in Twitter comment

NFL players Chris and Kyle Long, who hail from Charlottesville, Virginia, were among the sports stars who condemned the violence that erupted in the city over the weekend.

White supremacists had gathered in Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee and were met by counter-protestors. On Saturday, a car was driven into a crowd of peaceful counter protestors, killing one woman, 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

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Charlottesville leaders defend police response to rally with violent turn

Yet far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters find fault with law enforcement’s reaction

Government officials in Charlottesville, Virginia have rejected criticism that police failed to act to break up white nationalists and counterprotesters to prevent clashes that injured 14 people. The violence culminated with the death of one woman and an additional 19 individuals hurt when a car plowed into a crowd.

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