Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

Coalition makes kids’ online safety an election issue

Big tech will be required to build enhanced safety controls into their devices that are easy for parents to use and hard for children to bypass, if the Coalition is returned to government. Technology companies would need to create the safeguards for smartphones and tablets as part of a new eSafety package. The eSafety Commissioner […]

Senior Russian diplomat warns Western powers of nuclear threat

Live The Russian foreign ministry’s head of nuclear non-proliferation says nuclear-armed Western powers are facing ‘severe consequences’ in a veiled threat of an arms escalation. Vladimir Yermakov told the Russian Tass news agency late Saturday that nuclear war should never be unleashed, and that Russia is clearly following understandings between nuclear powers to prevent it. […]

UK Conservative MP resigns after admitting to watching porn in Parliament

British MP Neil Parish has emotionally announced he will resign after admitting to twice watching pornography in the UK parliament. Neil Parish was suspended from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party on Friday after he reported himself to parliament’s standards commissioner. Mr Parish subsequently resigned early Sunday Australian time after admitting he twice viewed pornography on […]

Ian Chesterman elected to lead Australian Olympic Committee

Stepping into the shoes vacated by the most influential figure in Australian Olympic history, new AOC President Ian Chesterman wants to inspire the next generation of Olympians. Chesterman was elected to succeed John Coates as AOC president, convincingly defeating triple Olympic medallist Mark Stockwell 67-26 in a vote of AOC delegates at Saturday’s AGM in Sydney. […]

Labor’s path to election victory begins in WA

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has mapped a path to victory through Western Australia as he addressed local supporters at a BBQ in Perth. The party is launching its campaign in WA for the first time since John Curtin in 1940, with Labor hoping to pick up the seats of Pearce, Swan and Hasluck while sandbagging […]

PM tries to rally Liberal supporters

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told Liberals in the key election state of Tasmania that any reservations about his leadership and character are of secondary importance to the goal of keeping labor off the government benches. The government’s plans if re-elected are clear, Mr Morrison said while urging a Launceston campaign rally to work for […]

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