Australia

Marion council backflips on decision to evict Cove Cobras over sexual harassment allegations

The City of Marion has backflipped on a decision to evict the Cove Cobras Football Club from its Hallett Cove premises over sexual harassment and intimidation allegations. The council will instead renegotiate the club’s lease with strict conditions to improve club culture. The decision follows a campaign to stay from long-time Cobras members and comes just nine days before the ...

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IMF predicts synchronised slowdown in global growth, warns rate cuts are not enough to stop it

Australia has been caught up in a sharp downturn being forecast for the global economy as headwinds from the US-China trade war and Brexit tensions bite into growth. The International Monetary Fund is predicting a “synchronised slowdown” with global growth in 2019 downgraded once again to 3 per cent — noting a “serious climbdown” from 3.8 percent in 2017. The ...

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Michael Lavarch to review NSW Labor after ‘shocking’ allegations at Icac

Anthony Albanese and Jodi McKay announce the appointment of the Keating government attorney general The former attorney general Michael Lavarch will lead a review into New South Wales Labor after the suspension of the general secretary Kaila Murnain over claims the party accepted $100,000 in banned developer donations from Huang Xiangmo. The New South Wales Labor leader, Jodi McKay, and ...

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Australia has moral duty to bring home foreign fighter families in Syria, Kristina Keneally says

Shadow home affairs minister says window of opportunity closing after Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas led to warnings of breakouts at Isis camps Kristina Keneally has warned the window to bring home Australians held in prisons and camps in northern Syria is closing, arguing the government has a moral duty to repatriate women and children taken to formerly Islamic State-controlled ...

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JOINT STATEMENT BY CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM LEADERS

 Offensive and hurtful comments made by Mr Kyle Sandilands (KIIS1065) regarding the Virgin Mary. On 18 September 2019, Mr Kyle Sandilands made deeply offensive remarks concerning the Virgin Mary and the faithful who believe in the Virginity of our Lady (Luke 1:27-35; Surah Maryam 19:19-22). These comments led to disruption in different Christian and Muslim communities and to a peaceful ...

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