Saturday Mar 25, 2023

Minister fuels up for gas price action

[ad_1] Live The government will take whatever action is necessary to help ease gas prices as supply tightens across the east coast, Energy Minister Chris Bowen says. However the minister is remaining non-committal over pulling the gas trigger – known as the Australian Domestic Gas Reservation Mechanism – to divert exports and shore up domestic supply, saying such a […]

Frydenberg sues over $410k legal bill debt

[ad_1] Live Former Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg is headed for bankruptcy court over more than $400,0000 still owed to him in legal costs. Mr Frydenberg lodged a bankruptcy case in February this year against Michael Staindl, the climate change activist who in 2020 challenged the then-deputy Liberal leader’s eligibility to sit in parliament Mr Staindl […]

Minister vows ‘climate wars will end’

[ad_1] Live The Albanese government has declared it will end the “climate wars”, pledging to take action through ambitious emission reduction targets. Climate Change and Energy minister Chris Bowen has held his first news conference after being sworn in alongside former NSW fire commissioner Greg Mullins, who is among ex-emergency management chiefs advocating for climate […]

Ministers ‘must engage with Pacific peers’

[ad_1] Live All government ministers should engage with their Pacific counterparts to strengthen relationships and partnerships in the region, Treasurer Jim Chalmers says. Foreign Minister Penny Wong has again jetted to the Pacific, travelling to Samoa and Tonga, days after China signed bilateral agreements with both nations. The pact came off the back of China’s […]

Media stoked COVID vaccine rumours, study finds

[ad_1] Live Exaggerated media reporting during the initial months of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout stoked the global spread of rumours about alleged adverse events, a new Australian study has found. The University of Western Australia study used Google trends data and social media activity monitoring tools to trace the emergence and dissemination of prominent COVID-19 […]

Labor’s cabinet has been sworn in. Here’s a who’s who of ministers

[ad_1] A little over a week after Labor claimed victory at the federal election, the new government’s first full cabinet has been sworn in. When compared to the Coalition’s previous few cabinets, there are noticeably more women this time around, and Labor’s cabinet is also more diverse. Because Labor is split into left and right […]

Jurors reach anticipated verdict in Depp-heard defamation trial

[ad_1] Live Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard after seven jurors this morning revealed their unanimous verdict in the trial that has captivated the world. The jurors found Heard’s 2018 op-ed in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse” had defamed Heard and had […]

Russia accuses of USA of ‘adding fuel to fire’ with powerful weapons

[ad_1] Live Russia says US plans to supply Ukraine with its most powerful rocket systems yet is “adding fuel to the fire deliberately” and could draw America into the war. After initially fearing Russia provocation, the US has agreed to arm Ukraine with rockets that can strike with precision at long-range Russian targets as part […]

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