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The federal government's changes to media ownership and regulation have passed the Senate after securing the support of the Nick Xenophon team and One Nation. It scraps restrictions such as the "two out of three" rule, which stops companies owning newspaper, radio and television stations in the same city.

A man has been sentenced to life in jail for murdering Queensland schoolgirl Jayde Kendall in August 2015. 21-year-old Brenden Bennetts was charged with murder and interfering with a corpse after the 16-year-old's remains were found on a rural property west of Brisbane almost two weeks after she went missing.

The foster brother who had sex with 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer before her alleged murder has been sentenced to four years in jail for incest, perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice. 20-year-old Trent Thorburn pleaded guilty at a hearing at a Queensland court today.

And in London, a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, has officially opened. The inquiry will examine the cause and spread of the fire as well as whether the local authority was in breach of compliance with building laws.

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