Coalition attacks repatriation of women and children from Syria – as it happened

The other 40 who remain in Syria are expected to be returned in two separate repatriations in the coming weeks. This blog is now closed

What we learned today, Saturday 29 October

It's a weekend of scary costumes – and it's just Derby Day in Flemington. Here's your collection of stories for today:

Four Australian women and their 13 children arrived safely in Sydney from the Syrian refugee camp where they were being held.

Australia has dropped its opposition to the treaty banning nuclear weapons (if that double negative confused you, Australia used to vote "no" but will now abstain).

The Australian Press Council presented its decision to the Sydney Morning Herald threatening to "expel" actor Rebel Wilson.

He hits, he doesn't miss. So don't you dare miss it – Katharine Murphy on Peter Dutton's budget answer.

And Benita Kolovos has everything you need to know ahead of the Victoria state election.

We'll be back here tomorrow, and into the week of announcing the announcement that caused the country to stutter – that's right, interest rates. Hold your wallet!

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