James Cleverly responds after Penny Wong said UK must own colonial past

The United Kingdom has hit back at Penny Wong’s suggestion Britain needs to do more to confront its colonial past, saying history cannot be eradicated or erased. Earlier this week, Senator Wong gave a speech to Kings College, where she spoke about her own family’s history of British colonialism, and said that only by acknowledging … Read more

Massive change proposed for Medicare to slash waiting times to see a GP

Pharmacists will be allowed to charge $20 to prescribe some drugs including the contraceptive pill and deliver travel vaccinations and under a push by Victoria and NSW to slash waiting times to see a GP. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews will join forces at Friday’s national cabinet meeting to urge the … Read more

Sally Rugg: Peter Dutton slams Independent Monique Ryan as a ‘prickly character’

Liberal leader Peter Dutton has emerged as an unlikely ally of activist Sally Rugg in her workplace fight with Teal independent Monique Ryan suggesting the Victorian MP is a “prickly character.” Dr Ryan and her chief of staff will face off in the Federal Court on Friday during an urgent hearing before Justice Debra Mortimer. … Read more

Accused killers of Cassius Turvey charged with kidnapping another boy

Three of the four people accused of murdering Indigenous teen Cassius Turvey have now been charged in relation to the alleged kidnapping and assault of another 15-year-old boy just days earlier. Cassius Turvey, a 15-year-old Noongar Yamatji boy, was allegedly chased and bashed with a metal pole on his walk home from school in the … Read more

Melbourne doctor Walid Aly accused of raping woman

A Melbourne doctor allegedly raped a woman because his wife was wheelchair-bound and he needed to have sex, a jury has been told. Walid Aly is charged with raping a woman he previously met online, with the prosecution alleging the victim had begun to question his true identity, including whether he had a wife. Dr … Read more

Erin Molan makes first appearance since beloved dad’s funeral

Erin Molan has spoken for the first time since farewelling her beloved father, the late senator and army general, Jim Molan. The broadcaster, who returns to present her Sky News program on Friday, said the past few weeks had been hard for her and her family. Senator Molan’s funeral was held at Duntroon on January … Read more

Erin Molan makes first appearance since beloved dad’s funeral

Erin Molan has spoken for the first time since farewelling her beloved father, the late senator and army general, Jim Molan. The broadcaster, who returns to present her Sky News program on Friday, said the past few weeks had been hard for her and her family. Senator Molan’s funeral was held at Duntroon on January … Read more

Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice

SYDNEY (AP) — Mourners at the Sydney funeral for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse, remembered him Thursday as a victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt. Meanwhile, a few hundred protesters yelled slogans from the street denouncing Pell, a staunch conservative … Read more

Australia says no place for King Charles III on new A$5 note | Business and Economy News

Central bank says new design will honor ‘the culture and history of the First Australians’. Australia’s new five-dollar ($3.50) note will feature a design honoring the country’s Indigenous people, replacing the portrait of the British monarch that was previously on the note. The Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia’s central bank, said the design highlighting “the … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny lost radioactive capsule beside a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions – not least how it escaped layers of radiation-proof packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of the many puzzling aspects of a case investigators will examine in the coming weeks as … Read more