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Australia News LIVE: Government weighs energy action; Wages in focus; Penny Wong races back to the Pacific; Robert Hughes gets parole

Disgraced Hey Dad! star and convicted paedophile Robert Hughes will be released from Sydney’s Long Bay prison and deported to Britain after being granted parole on Thursday morning.

Hughes, 73, was convicted in 2014 of a string of sexual and indecent assaults on girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Former i Hey Dad! i actor Robert Hughes outside Central Local Court in 2012.

Former Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes outside Central Local Court in 2012.Credit:Wolter Peeters

He has been imprisoned ever since, after being refused parole twice since his non-parole period expired in 2020.

Having renounced his Australian citizenship in 2019, Hughes will be deported to Britain when he is released from prison in a fortnight.

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