Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

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The casket of Tori Johnson is removed from his  memorial service, in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

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Australian cricketer Sean Abbott arrives at the funeral of  Phillip Hughes in Macksville. Abbott was the bowler who delivered the ball which struck Hughes during a first class cricket match on November 25th. Photograph: Jason Reed / Reuters

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The Necks are, from left, Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton

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Paul O’Connell of the Lions charges upfield against the NSW Waratahs  at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

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