Author Archives: Sahar Mourad

Legal loophole which allows NSW students to take knives to school shocks Premier Gladys Berejiklian

By: Mark Reddie The NSW Premier says no student should be allowed to take a weapon to school, despite a law that allows them to do so, following a school stabbing in Sydney’s north west. A 14-year-old boy is facing serious charges after allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old boy with a “religious knife'” at Glenwood High School on May 6. Mobile phone ...

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Greg Hunt defends Qantas’s pre-flight COVID tests in India amid calls for it to be reviewed

By: Steven Schubert Health Minister Greg Hunt has rejected concerns about the COVID-19 tests being used by Qantas in India to screen passengers trying to return to Australia. The ABC revealed a lab that tested passengers before the weekend’s flight had its accreditation suspended in April, sparking other Australians trying to get home from India to call on the company to reconsider ...

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Israel-Palestinian violence: why East Jerusalem has become a flashpoint in a decades-old conflict

By: Misha Ketchell   Weeks of tensions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem have boiled over in recent days, unleashing some of the worst violence between Israel and the Palestinians in years. Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have left 30 Palestinians dead, including ten children, as of Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising not to ease ...

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Australia Post names Woolies exec as new CEO

By: Jessica Yun Australia Post has appointed Woolworths’ chief supply chain officer Paul Graham as its next CEO, the postal service revealed today. Graham will replace Christine Holgate, who was controversially ousted from her position after it was revealed that the business spent thousands on Cartier watches for executive staff members. Holgate, who publicly said she had been “unlawfully” stood down, ...

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No Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for Australia as sector calls for compensation scheme

By: Rachel Clun Australia will not buy the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to boost the nation’s immunisation arsenal because it is too similar to the AstraZeneca drug, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he hopes the majority of the population will be immunised by the end of the year. Health Minister Greg Hunt’s office confirmed on Monday the federal ...

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No approval for NSW detectives travelling to SA to interview Christian Porter accuser

By: Elizabeth Daoud NSW Police detectives investigating the alleged rape of a South Australian woman by former attorney-general Christian Porter in Sydney were blocked from travelling to Adelaide to interview her. Sex crimes investigators had requested approval for travel to Adelaide during COVID border closures in March 2020 so the woman could make a statement, a 69-page dossier released by ...

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‘Deep sorrow’: Prince Philip dies in Windsor Castle aged 99

By: Bevan Shields Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband of more than seven decades and a towering figure in British public life, has died. He was 99. The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle, a little over three weeks after he was discharged from a London hospital for treatment for an infection and to have a heart procedure. The cause ...

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New Zealand records COVID-19 case linked to Auckland hotel quarantine outbreak

By: Summer Wooley New Zealand has recorded another case of COVID-19 linked to an outbreak at an Auckland hotel quarantine facility. The Ministry of Health confirmed the case is a worker at the Grand Millennium and had previously been identified as a close contact of the case reported on Thursday. The new case has been in self-isolation at home since being identified as ...

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Brittany Higgins response to veteran radio host sacking

By: Richard Wood Brittany Higgins has spoken out following the sacking of an Adelaide radio broadcaster who labelled her a “silly little girl” and questioned her sexual assault allegations. FiveAA breakfast host David Penberthy today announced that 75-year-old Jeremy Cordeaux’s employment had been “terminated”. Ms Higgins alleges she was raped by a fellow staffer inside the office of Defence Minister ...

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Asian women among eight killed at three spas during hate crime

Eight people, many of them women of Asian descent, have been killed in shootings at spas in the US state of Georgia. Police say the shootings took place at a massage parlour in Acworth, a suburb north of Atlanta, and two spas in the city itself. South Korea later confirmed that four of the victims were of Korean descent. Officials ...

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