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Mark Knight cartoon, June 20

Dutton sparks nuclear reactions

Cartoonist Mark Knight suggests cool heads are needed in the nuclear power debate after Liberal leader Peter Dutton’s policy announcement sent the political landscape into instant meltdown

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Australian $1 and $2 paper notes are popping up online for sale for more than 1000 times their old value. Discover the special feature that makes them worth a bundle today

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ANIMALS

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WEEKEND TELEGRAPHS SPECIAL. , PLEASE CONTACT WEEKEND PIC EDITOR JEFF DARMANIN BEFORE PUBLISHING. , Claude the leaf thief caught green handed. Claude (because he has big claws) has eaten about $6000 worth of koala food tree seedlings … they’re well watered and fertilised so they’d be top shelf stuff for big Claude ... who certainly appears well fed. This nursery supplies trees for WWF’s koala plantings . Please credit Eastern Forest Nursery.

Naughty Claude the koala is back

Claude ‘the leaf thief’ koala scoffed $6000 worth of tree seedlings at a NSW northern rivers nursery but has since inspired activists to plant more trees after a donor picked up his ‘restaurant bill’

Animals
Winston, a Black Labrador Retriever, was specifically selected and trained by Guide Dogs WA to attend the Perth Children’s Court building

Wonderdog Winston calms kids in court

As part of an Australian-first study, Winston the black labrador is helping reduce stress and trauma felt by children before they testify in court — one pat or cuddle at a time

SPORT

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MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA. April 12, 2024.  Australian breakdancer Jeff Dunne  before heading off to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games     . Pic: Michael Klein

‘Talented freak’ breaks into Games

Jeff Dunne is a champion teenage athlete you’ve probably never heard of. So, let us introduce you to Australia’s best chance of a gold medal in breaking at the Olympic Games in Paris

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: Ariarne Titmus of Queensland celebrates winning the Women’s 200m Freestyle Final in a new world record time of 1:52.23 during the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on June 12, 2024 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Golden girls’ dual world record

Ariarne Titmus has broken the world record for the 200 metres freestyle – and so has Mollie O’Callaghan – plus Cameron McEvoy made a little bit of history as swim trials deliver cheers and tears

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TOPSHOT - Australia's Alex De Minaur reacts as he sits on the bench after he lost the second set during his men's singles quarter final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day eleven of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 5, 2024. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

De Minaur out of French Open

Alex de Minaur was the first Australian man in 20 years to reach the quarter-finals at the French Open tennis tournament but his dream run has ended in a heartbreaking loss

SOCIETY & CULTURE

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Prince Louis of Wales during Trooping the Colour on June 15, 2024 in London, England. Trooping the Colour is a ceremonial parade celebrating the official birthday of the British Monarch. The event features over 1,400 soldiers and officers, accompanied by 200 horses. More than 400 musicians from ten different bands and Corps of Drums march and perform in perfect harmony. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Prince Louis fires back at big sis

Cheeky Prince Louis was up to his old tricks at the Trooping the Colour parade in London – big sister Princess Charlotte was not amused but the little prince was having none of it

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 16, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Scottish fans trigger seismic Swift

Swifties in Scotland danced so hard through Tay Tay’s Eras they made the earth move, setting off earthquake monitors 6km away and generating power equivalent to about 6000 car batteries

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A handout photograph taken and released on June 11, 2024 by British animal activist movement Animal Rising shows the new official portrait of King Charles III, painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, covered with the face of animation character Wallace, as the painting was displayed at the Philip Mould gallery, on Pall Mall, central London. Protestors on June 11, 2024 covered an official portrait of King Charles III with the face of the eccentric, cheese-loving animation character Wallace to campaign for better animal welfare on farms. Activists said the protest was aimed at raising awareness about practises at Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) certified farms. (Photo by Animal Rising / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  Animal Rising " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS /

Wallace pasted over King’s portrait

King Charles’ first official portrait has been vandalised by vegans angry about the treatment of animals on RSCPA-approved farms as the monarch launches a new burger menu at Sandringham