‘Between 2005 and 2007 the Howard government brought hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island to Australia. In the past 30 years Australia has crafted an almost uniquely cruel asylum seeker policy. When Malcolm Turnbull outlined our current policy to DoRead More »
If there was any doubt how shaken the prime minister was by the very public snub of her Chequers plan meted out by EU leaders in Salzburg, there is none any more. Indeed her Brexit secretary confirmed on Friday he thought the prime minister had been ambushed. Instead she dug in - firstly on the fact she views her Chequers plan as the only viable option for an economic relationship with the EU that respects the referendum, and secondly on her refusal to countenance any backstop arrangement for the Irish border that would separate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.
Self-confessed 'Snapchat Queen' who shared photo of dying boyfriend jailed for orchestrating his killing
There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience sexual assault never report it, according to Justice Department statistics. On Twitter, the hashtag "WhyIDidn'tReport" was trending, with survivors coming forward with their own reasons.
A judge on Brazil's top electoral court on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of 16 users who celebrated via tweets the near-fatal assassination attempt two weeks ago of far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Judge Carlos Horbach rejected an appeal from Twitter regarding the request and gave two days for the company to hand over the data, which was requested by the Bolsonaro campaign. The users could potentially face charges under Brazil’s hate crime laws.
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.
Legions of highly-paid lawyers and bankers will be advising American film and TV firm 21st Century Fox and US cable giant Comcast as they prepare to table bids in an auction that will decide the future of Sky plc, the owner of Sky News. Behind Fox are investment banks Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan, plus the Wall Street specialist advisory firm CenterView. Law firms Allen & Overy, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, and Simpson Thacher and Bartlett are also on board, plus PR companies Brunswick and Portland.
Companies 'not supporting' women who want to return to work after having children, says minister
The family of a frail grandmother who died after she was savaged by a police dog have spoken of their anger after two forces failed to flag the animal’s multiple previous attacks. Irene Collins, 73, was repeatedly bitten by seven-stone German shepherd Dano, which had been deployed to search her garden for suspected drug-dealer who was on the run. Dano’s handler, PC Mark Baines, managed to get the dog to release Ms Collins from its jaw but it escaped and returned to bite her leg as she lay bleeding on the floor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crystal Dunn says the North Carolina Courage just need to stick with what's worked all season when the team faces the Portland Thorns for the National Women's Soccer League championship on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.
A possible tornado swept through Gatineau, Quebec, on Friday, September 21, scattering debris across roads. A confirmed tornado touched down in nearby Dunrobin. Twitter users reported power strikes and small explosions and significant damage in Gatineau. The tornado overturned cars and tore off roofs according to CTV. Ottawa Fire Services reported a house collapse and flying debris. Ottawa paramedics said they responded to calls from patients trapped in houses, basements and cars, as well as patients who had trauma from debris and high winds. Credit: Club_Wiggies via Storyful
Almost one in three knee replacements and 20 per cent of hip replacements that are NHS funded are carried out by private healthcare providers, figures have revealed. The number of routine operations being transferred to the independent sector ever year has been on the rise since 2012, with the figure now in the tens of thousands. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) said soaring demand and long waiting lists are forcing the NHS to turn to others for help.
Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday event, a man standing beside the congressman is making an A-OK sign with his hand, a gesture the Southern Poverty Law Center says is used by white supremacists to signal their beliefs. Ben Bergquam, the man in the photo, said in a video that only those on the political left see the gesture as offensive and it signifies support for those "willing to fight" for the country.
High streets and town centres have been in decline for many years with few successful solutions, but Altrincham in Cheshire is bucking the national trend and showing other towns how it's done. The market hall in its town centre is buzzing, with independent businesses serving food from artisan pizzas to British steaks - along with craft beer, wine and coffee. Not only is its vacancy rate now well below the national average, it has become almost a blueprint for towns looking to revive their abandoned centres.
Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. Officials in North and South Carolina warn that the flooding danger is far from over, with South Carolina also ordering more evacuations as rivers rise.
Russia will be the elephant in the room as Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed alarm about Moscow's intentions in the region it has twice occupied. Francis is travelling to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to mark the 100th anniversaries of their independence and to encourage the faith in the nations, which saw five decades of Soviet-imposed religious repression and state-sponsored atheism. "Fifty years of occupation left their mark both on the church and on the people," said Monsignor Gintaras Grusas, archbishop of Vilnius.
Marc Benioff, the billionaire founder of software services company Salesforce, and his wife Lynne bought Time for $190m just one year after the magazine had been acquired by Meredith. Last week, Marc Benioff, the billionaire founder of software services company Salesforce, and his wife Lynne bought Time for $190m. The purchase came just one year after the 95-year-old news magazine had been acquired by Family Circle publisher Meredith as part of a package of titles of which Time looked like the unwanted stepchild.
The Co-op is to be the first major supermarket in the UK to replace single-use plastic carrier bags with lightweight compostable alternatives that shoppers can reuse as biodegradable bags for food waste. The bags – a stronger version of the biodegradable bags the convenience chain has been trialling since 2014 – will be rolled out within weeks to almost 1,400 stores across England, Scotland and Wales, and then to all 2,600 shops. The change will start in towns, cities and villages where the bags are accepted in councils’ food waste collections, and the phased rollout will replace an estimated 60m plastic single-use carrier bags of the sort that have become an environmental scourge.