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Shame on the Australian Government for Playing Political Games With Donald Trump Jr.’s Visa

Commentary The Albanese Government’s decision to play politics with Donald Trump Jr.’s visa is not just a vicious attack on free speech. It’s a diplomatic faux pas of the highest order. Perhaps obviously, there is no conceivable excuse for why Home Affairs Minister Claire O’Neil did not expeditiously process Mr. Trump’s application. Standard practise mandates…


Not Impossible’: UK Looks to British Troops in Darwin

British soldiers based in Australia could be part of the next step to bringing the two military forces closer together. UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said stationing British troops in Darwin, where U.S. marines have a presence, was “not impossible” as his nation looked to expand its influence in the Pacific. “It comes up…


Nearly Half of Aussie Men Suffer From One or More Chronic Condition: Report

A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found that 49 percent of Australian men suffer from at least one chronic condition, including arthritis, asthma, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, back problems, and mental health conditions. “This statistic is key in identifying the health needs of men, understanding their practices, behaviours and…


New ‘Misinformation’ Law Gets the Balance of Power All Wrong

Commentary In June, the Albanese Labor government released an exposure draft of a dystopian proposed legislation that will empower a government body, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), to police online “misinformation” and “disinformation.” The “Mis/Dis Bill” is accompanied by a guidance note with little transparency and an invitation to make a submission by…


Huge Stakes in Court Battle for Hancock Mining Spoils

A court battle over billions in iron ore riches is underway, as Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart defends her fortune amid a bitter legal dispute over her father’s legacy. Ms. Rinehart’s two eldest children and former business partners of her late father, mining pioneer Lang Hancock, are fighting for multibillion-dollar stakes in a lucrative iron…


NZ Justice Minister Arrested, Resigns for Mental Health Reasons

New Zealand’s Justice Minister Kiri Allan has resigned after she was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest. Ms. Allan was involved in a car crash in the nation’s capital, Wellington, shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. Her breath test revealed she had driven while over the legal limit, but police have not pressed…


Homeowners, Renters Struggling With Housing Stress: Research

A significant percentage of Australians are experiencing housing stress amid a sharp growth in rents and interest rates, according to new research. The national housing campaign Everybody’s Home, launched by a coalition of housing, homelessness, and welfare organisations has released a report (pdf) revealing the impact of the housing crisis on the community. The report,…


Nearly 20,000 Sign Petition Against ‘Misinformation’ Laws

Nearly 20,000 individuals have signed a petition against federal laws targeting “misinformation” in Australia. Former MP George Christensen warned the country could be plunged into an “Orwellian nightmare.” “This proposed legislation aims to have so-called ‘misinformation’ removed from the internet by fining social media companies and other online companies that allow free speech,” he wrote…


WA Labor Government Popularity Crashes as Controversial New Law Causes Concern

The West Australian Labor government’s popularity with the voters has plunged, according to a new poll, following the passage of controversial new laws which have seen farmers and landowners across the state concerned about their rights. The Utting Research poll of 1,000 voters, which was conducted between July 18-20, shows a resurgence of support for the…


Duo Accused of Smuggling $61M in Cocaine Inside Yacht

Two men accused of importing cocaine worth more than $61 million (US$41 million) into Queensland by sea will remain in custody. Matthieu Anthony Rees, 44, and Rachid Kachour, 55, both from Griffith in the ACT, were arrested at their Canberra apartment on Thursday as part of an investigation into a quarter-ton of cocaine seized from…