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Michael Daley won't contest NSW Labor leadership after losing election

Michael Daley won't contest NSW Labor leadership after losing election

Just 24 hours after saying he would be a contender in the ballot as leader of the New South Wales opposition in eight weeks’ time, Labor’s Michael Daley has announced he won’t be seeking the job again. Daley’s withdrawal from the race comes as the NSW...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Far-right group accused of hate speech fails to appear at Queensland tribunal

Far-right group accused of hate speech fails to appear at Queensland tribunal

A far-right group accused of engaging in “public acts of hate speech” against LGBTI people has failed to appear in the Queensland anti-discrimination tribunal to respond to a landmark complaint. The LGTBI legal service last year lodged complaints...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Scott Morrison refuses to say how he will preference One Nation amid guns row

Scott Morrison refuses to say how he will preference One Nation amid guns row

Scott Morrison still can’t say how his party will deal with One Nation preferences at the coming election, as the Coalition’s internal battle intensifies in what Bill Shorten has now labelled a test of the prime minister’s leadership. Speaking from...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific alarms strategists – archive, 1954

Hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific alarms strategists – archive, 1954

New York, March 25 President Eisenhower was characteristically prudent yesterday in answering a newsman’s question about the radioactive burns of the 23 Japanese fishermen. But his remarks that the Bikini test “surpassed the expectations” of the...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Australian gun laws: One Nation party 'sought NRA money' in US

Australian gun laws: One Nation party 'sought NRA money' in US

A right-wing party in Australia discussed softening the nation's strict gun laws as it sought donations from a US lobby group in a bid for greater political power, video recordings show. Representatives from One Nation, an anti-Islam minor party, met...

BBC, 26 March 2019
 
Propaganda, but with graphics: North Korea's news bulletins get a makeover

Propaganda, but with graphics: North Korea's news bulletins get a makeover

While the substance may be predictable, North Korea’s state-run broadcaster is undergoing a style makeover, as it attempts to project a more modern image befitting a country whose leader has held nuclear talks – and on equal terms – with the US...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Xinjiang crackdown must continue, top China leader says

Xinjiang crackdown must continue, top China leader says

Xinjiang needs to “perfect” stability maintenance measures and crack down on religious extremism, the ruling Communist party’s fourth-ranked leader has said on a tour of the region where China is running a controversial deradicalisation programme....

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
‘We can’t afford to give up’: the Yemenis keeping hope alive

‘We can’t afford to give up’: the Yemenis keeping hope alive

Yemen is marking a grim anniversary this week: it has been four years since a western-backed military coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened in its civil war, a move which has led to the deaths of at least 60,000 people and caused the world’s...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
One 'very small' coal plant on Scott Morrison's list of 12 energy projects

One 'very small' coal plant on Scott Morrison's list of 12 energy projects

Scott Morrison has attempted to mollify rebel Queenslanders by promising to examine whether a new coal plant is needed in north Queensland, and by signing off on a shortlist for new power generation that includes “one very small” coal project in New...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Australian researchers find huge lakes beneath largest east Antarctic glacier

Australian researchers find huge lakes beneath largest east Antarctic glacier

Australian researchers have discovered huge underwater lakes beneath the largest glacier in east Antarctica. The lakes were detected by scientists setting off small explosives 2m below the surface of the Totten glacier and listening to the reflected...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn transfer

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn transfer

The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn (£758m) to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the...

BBC, 26 March 2019
 
Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has alleged that the election on Sunday was plagued with "irregularities". Mr Thaksin, who was ousted in 2006 and lives in self-imposed exile, told the BBC the inconsistencies...

BBC, 26 March 2019
 
Solomon Islands oil spill: currents push slick away from world heritage reef

Solomon Islands oil spill: currents push slick away from world heritage reef

Ocean currents have carried oil leaking from a shipwreck on the Solomon Islands away from a nearby world heritage site as authorities continue a clean-up operation that is expected to take months. Cleaning up after the bulk carrier MV Solomon Trader,...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 
Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges

Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges

A Canadian man held hostage for five years in Afghanistan has gone on trial accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and other offences. Joshua Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to all 19 charges against him. A court-ordered publication ban was...

BBC, 26 March 2019
 
Judge Sandy Street criticised again by federal court over asylum case

Judge Sandy Street criticised again by federal court over asylum case

The federal court has again criticised the controversial judge Alexander “Sandy” Street, after he again failed to publish reasons for a decision in time for an asylum seeker to appeal. Street, who sits on the federal circuit court, took 75 days to...

Guardian, 26 March 2019
 


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