Gladys Berejiklian's open embrace of pork-barrelling completes the transformation of a once-respected leader into a premier who presides over a state of sleaze.
Good morning, early birds. Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been freed from prison in Iran, and at least 10 current SAS members implicated in the Afghanistan war crimes inquiry have received "show cause" notices from the Defence Department. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods
Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government has handed down a budget that will grow debt to $154.8 billion in 2023/24 in an effort to boost employment, and the NSW government is today expected to ease a raft of COVID-19 restrictions from December 1. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. A vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has up to 90% efficacy, and Energy Minister Angus Taylor is reportedly pushing for a national framework to force increased transparency on state and territory government energy policies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Report into Australian war crimes in Afghanistan found “credible information to substantiate 23 incidents of alleged unlawful killing of 39 people by 25 Australian Special Forces personnel", and has prompted a number of major responses. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Whether ICAC brings findings of corrupt conduct is still an open question, but appearing more human now may save Gladys Berejiklian's career.
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Good morning, early birds. UK Labour has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn over his response to a report on anti-Semitism, and there have been calls for a complete overhaul of how Indigenous funding is allocated. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.