Saturday Mar 25, 2023

Peter Dutton hints at controversial shift towards nuclear power

[ad_1] New Opposition Leader Peter Dutton appears set to bring a debate about nuclear power back to the centre of Australian politics. Mr Dutton’s shadow front bench, unveiled on Sunday, included two proponents of nuclear energy in key roles: Ted O’Brien, the spokesman on climate and energy, and Hollie Hughes, the junior spokeswoman on climate. […]

Barilaro ruling ‘a real turning point’ in social media defamation debate

[ad_1] Social media companies like Google-owned YouTube will be held more accountable for defamatory content published on their platforms after a major court decision on Monday. That was the key conclusion drawn by media lawyers who analysed the Federal Court’s ruling that Google must pay $715,000 in damages to former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro […]

Airports still made profit during pandemic

[ad_1] Live Australia’s competition watchdog says that three of the country’s four biggest airports made a profit last financial year, even as travel plunged amid coronavirus restrictions. Sydney Airport made $148.5 million in 2020-21, while Brisbane made $48.1 million and Perth earned $27.9 million, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission said on Monday. While that’s […]

Hanson launched ‘warfare’, ex-senator says

[ad_1] Live Former senator Brian Burston claims One Nation leader Pauline Hanson launched “public warfare” against him after the pair’s relationship broke down in 2018. Mr Burston, who quit One Nation to join United Australia Party, is taking Federal Court defamation proceedings against Senator Hanson in Sydney over what he said were claims of sexual […]

Locals vent fury over NSW flood response

[ad_1] Live Locals from a flood-affected NSW Northern Rivers town have lashed out about the response to the disaster, saying red tape forced them to make 10-kilometre treks to find people stranded by landslides. A community meeting was held in Mullumbimby on Monday as part of the NSW government’s independent inquiry into the catastrophic flooding […]

Boris Johnson tipped to face no-confidence vote

[ad_1] Live Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is tipped to face a no-confidence vote as ill feeling in grows among Conservative backbenchers about his government’s involvement in the “party gate” scandal. The vote is expected to be triggered as soon as Monday night (Australian time), after Tory MPs circulated a memo over the Queen’s four-day […]

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