Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

Verdict delayed in secretive Beijing trial of Australian

Live A Chinese court has deferred its verdict in the closed-door trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Cheng, a former news anchor of Chinese state media, faced a closed trial in Beijing on Thursday on charges of illegally supplying state secrets overseas. It ended without a verdict being handed down, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said […]

Third quake strikes New Caledonia region

Live An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has struck south-east of the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey says. Friday morning’s quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres. It was the third earthquake of magnitude 6.8 or over in the region in 24 hours. There was no risk of a tsunami […]

Morrison faces mounting bullying allegations

With an election campaign set to be announced within days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison finds himself fighting fresh claims about his character, including that he has an “autocratic” and “bullying” agenda and treats opponents disrespectfully. Speculation about the timing of the imminent federal election, and discussions of this week’s budget, were overshadowed by accusations that […]

Aid convoy heads to Mariupol as Ukraine expects Russian assault in east

Live Ukrainian forces are preparing for new Russian attacks in the south-east region where Moscow’s guns are now trained after its assault on the capital Kyiv was repelled, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says. Five weeks into an invasion that has blasted cities into wastelands and created more than four million refugees, US and European officials said […]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy issues plea for military aid

Live Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has told Australia’s Parliament the essence of the country’s dream is still alive as he asked for more military aid. To a standing ovation from parliamentarians and the viewing gallery, the defiant President appeared via videolink and proclaimed Russia’s aggression as a real threat to Australia. “That is the nature […]

Making ESG a strategic asset

Corporate boardrooms and the media today are abuzz about the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. But what do CEOs really think about ESG? In PwC’s most recent Annual Global CEO Survey, just 22% of more than 4,000 respondents said they had made net-zero commitments. And, for now, there is a propensity to […]

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