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HuffPost Australia's @leighacampbell is currently on Hamilton Island checking out Audi Race Week. Tough gig. #ahirw @qantas

'Sundowners' are a way of life here in #SouthAfrica. And why wouldn't they be with a view like that? HuffPost Australia's @emilyverdouw is in Hoedspruit filming a story on Aussie conservation group @wild.ark. On the final night and the final safari, the sky really turned it on. 🎥 @emilyverdouw #onassignment #everydaysouthafrica #conservation

Winter might still technically be here, but Spring is so close we can almost taste it (and these juicy blood oranges 🍊🤤). 📷: @thedelightfulcook via #huffpostau

The world is currently experiencing a water crisis, where nearly 800 million people live without safe water and a further 2.5 billion people live without basic sanitation.

@MustafahAbdulaziz illustrates this in a photo series called #WaterStories.
In this image, ​children pause during their journey to collect water, huddling together against the wind in southern Sindh. Floods gripped the country in 2010 and 2011, leaving behind only barren land. Agriculture in the region was devastated. 📷: @mustafahabdulaziz //@wwf_australia

Federal Parliament further descended into high farce on Thursday as One Nation senator Pauline Hanson entered the Senate chamber wearing a black burqa covering her face and head.

In a stunt to draw attention to her push to ban the face covering, Hanson entered the chamber wearing the shroud. It left her Senate colleagues shocked and open-mouthed during Question Time.

Hanson sat quietly, wearing the burqa, but eventually took it off after several minutes. She later took the floor to ask attorney-general George Brandis a question about Muslim face coverings and security, and was met by a quietly seething response. "I'm not going to pretend to ignore the stunt you tried to pull today," Brandis said. "We all know you are not an adherent to the Islamic faith. I caution and counsel you, with respect, to be very careful of the offence you may do to the religious sensibilities of other Australians. "We have about half a million Australians in this country of the Islamic faith, and the vast majority are good, law-abiding Australians. "To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do. And I would ask you to reflect what you have done." 📷: Fairfax/Alex Ellinghausen

Former U.S. President Barack Obama tweeted a quote from former South African President Nelson Mandela in an apparent response to the violence in #Charlottesville, Virginia. ⠀

📸: @gettyimages // @huffpost

This delicious looking van sells a delicious tasting haloumi, pear chutney and aioli roll. If you're not into haloumi (lol) there's also a potato rosti burger. #seetasmania 📷: @aimierigas

Winter skies 💘 📷: @thewanderlustlist via #huffpostau

Weekend brekkie bowl inspo via @honest_nutrition #huffpostau.

The much-touted refugee "swap" deal between Australia and the United States may prove far less successful than hoped, after a leaked call transcript revealed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitting to Donald Trump the U.S. could honour the deal without resettling a single refugee from Manus or Nauru.

The Washington Post published full transcripts of President Trump's phone call with Turnbull from February this year, a call which the newspaper reported at the time led Trump to berate the PM over the refugee swap deal, placing Turnbull under enormous domestic pressure.

Full details via link in our Insta Story.

Winter in Australia is pretty great. 📷: @lachlanjdempsey via #huffpostau

“Tie my hands and break my bones / Take my children from my home… One of these days our Kingdom come.” @dansultanmusic has just released his fourth album ‘Killer’. Here he sings ‘Kingdom’, a powerful new song illustrating the divide between white and Indigenous Australia with a call to bring us all closer together.
In this interview, he’s referring to the song ‘Drover’ when he calls out bigots. The song is about the Wave Hill Walk Off, where Gurindji workers walked off site to fight for land rights and equality in 1966. When @josh_butler_ asked Sultan why he chose to sing about this, he replied: “Well I’m an Australian, I live on the planet. I’m interested in history, I’m interested in civil rights and fighting the good fight. I’m also Aboriginal, and I’m also Gurindji. It’s apart of everyones history, it’s apart of world history, we’re all here together.” Video by @emilyverdouw for @huffpostau Interview: @josh_butler_ #AusMusic

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