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Turnbull refuses to condemn or support Dutton's comments on South African farmers

Prime minister praises Australia’s ‘non-discriminatory’ refugee policies when asked if he supports minister’s position

Malcolm Turnbull has defended Australia’s refugee policies, describing them as “non-discriminatory”, but pointedly refused to condemn or back comments by the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, that white South African farmers could receive “special attention” from Australia.

Commenting on a documentary about violent rural crime in South Africa, Dutton said farmers deserved “special attention” and should receive fast-tracked humanitarian visas from a “civilised country”.

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Barnaby Joyce's wife Natalie speaks out about his affair with staffer

Deputy PM’s wife says she feels ‘deceived and hurt’ as MPs condemn tabloid for front-page photo of pregnant Vikki Campion

Natalie Joyce has said she feels “deceived and hurt” by her husband, Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, for starting an affair with a person who was his employee at the time.

After the Daily Telegraph’s publication of a picture of the visibly pregnant Vikki Campion, Natalie Joyce said in a statement that she was “deeply saddened by the news that my husband has been having an affair and is now having a child with a former staff member”.

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