Australia

Minister’s message to Pacific on China

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has made a promise to the Pacific Islands nations as another security deal with China looms. Foreign Minister Penny Wong has promised Australia will be a partner to Pacific Islands nations “that doesn’t come with strings attached”. Senator Wong spoke to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Fiji on Thursday where …

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Man smashes Uber with hammer in ‘appalling’ attack over price

A man has been captured using a hammer in an alleged attack against an Uber vehicle in Melbourne over a reported dispute over his fare. Police have arrested a man after he allegedly took to an Uber vehicle with a hammer after reportedly having a dispute with his driver over his fare. Disturbing footage allegedly …

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Premiers in war of words over GST

Premier Mark McGowan has warned other states not to “come after” WA’s GST share in another blistering attack. Premier Mark McGowan has taken another swing at the Victorian and NSW governments after both launched “attacks” on Western Australia over the GST distribution deal. After Mr McGowan criticised the Victorian government’s decision to spend $2.6bn on …

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Police become involved in soccer investigation

Sport Integrity Australia has referred three complaints to police as part of an investigation into misconduct in soccer. Sport Integrity Australia has referred three complaints to police and is continuing to investigate two others as part of its probe into off-field misconduct at the national level of football. Between November 2021 and the end of …

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Dutton reveals what he thinks of Albo

Incoming Liberal leader Peter Dutton and Anthony Albanese have revealed what they think of one another in separate interviews. Incoming Liberal leader Peter Dutton has promised to “work constructively” with Anthony Albanese even though he say he disagrees with “many of his policies”. After confirming he would nominate to become the next opposition leader, the …

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