Indigenous Australians far more likely to die from cancer, new data shows

Remoteness, social disadvantage and higher rates of smoking all play part in imbalance for preventable cancers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to get cancer and far more likely to die from the disease than non-Indigenous people, with remoteness having a dramatic impact on their prospects.

According to new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), between 2011 and 2015 Indigenous Australians were 10% more likely to acquire cancer and 1.4 times more likely to die from it.

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Who to believe on UK spy attack: official condemnation or Trump’s equivocation?

The nerve agent attack in Salisbury has highlighted the president’s tendency to adopt a tone strikingly at odds with US government policy

The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, delivered a powerful speech at the UN on Wednesday in support of the UK in its showdown with Russia over the nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal.

The question facing London, however, is whether she really spoke for her country.

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Donald Trump admits he made up facts in trade meeting with Justin Trudeau

US president told donors ‘I had no idea’ when he complained to Canada’s prime minister over (non-existent) trade deficit

Donald Trump bragged that he made up facts in a meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post.

The US president – notorious for making false claims on countless issues – admitted he told Trudeau that America has a trade deficit with its neighbour when he “had no idea” if that was true.

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Roman Quaedvlieg sacked as head of Border Force

Commissioner dismissed after nine-month investigation into allegations he helped his girlfriend get a job at Sydney airport

The Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg has been sacked for misbehaviour after a nine-month disciplinary investigation.

In a statement on Thursday the government confirmed the governor general had sacked Quaedvlieg on the government’s advice, listing several grounds for dismissal including failing to disclose a change in his relationship status and modifying recruitment policies to advantage a candidate for recruitment.

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