Updated every two hours - showing: 1477 stories from 41 sources!

Latest News

Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Federal police have launched an investigation into the price-gouging of rapid antigen tests. A specialist taskforce has been set up by the AFP, after investigations began in NSW and Queensland following referrals from the consumer watchdog. Retailers caught price-gouging on the tests have been warned they will face five years

read more
Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Australia and Britain’s defence and foreign affairs ministers will meet in Sydney for AUKMIN talks aimed at finding better ways to cooperate. Friday’s session is the first 2+2 ministerial discussion in the country since the start of the pandemic. Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton both met

read more
Teen completes bid to fly around the world

Teen completes bid to fly around the world

A British-Belgian teenager has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe and the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight. Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed back at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium after flying 51,000 kilometres over 52

read more
Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

A senior Conservative MP has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to “blackmail” politicians they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Mr Johnson faces growing calls to step down over a series of scandals, including admitting he had attended a party at

read more
Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Federal police have launched an investigation into the price-gouging of rapid antigen tests. A specialist taskforce has been set up by the AFP, after investigations began in NSW and Queensland following referrals from the consumer watchdog. Retailers caught price-gouging on the tests have been warned they will face five years

read more
Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Australia and Britain’s defence and foreign affairs ministers will meet in Sydney for AUKMIN talks aimed at finding better ways to cooperate. Friday’s session is the first 2+2 ministerial discussion in the country since the start of the pandemic. Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton both met

read more
Teen completes bid to fly around the world

Teen completes bid to fly around the world

A British-Belgian teenager has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe and the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight. Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed back at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium after flying 51,000 kilometres over 52

read more
Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

A senior Conservative MP has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to “blackmail” politicians they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Mr Johnson faces growing calls to step down over a series of scandals, including admitting he had attended a party at

read more

Updated every two hours - showing: 1477 stories from 41 sources!

Today’s Commentary from Independent Media

My WA or the highway

My WA or the highway

Good morning, early birds. Western Australia will no longer be opening its borders on February 5, and Google says they’re trying to stop Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party from posting

read more
The Spectator Australia

The Spectator Australia

The Spectator Australia https://www.spectator.com.au The oldest continuously published magazine in the English language. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:34:01 +1100 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Cover 22 January 2022 AU https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/01/cover-22-january-2022-au/ https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/01/cover-22-january-2022-au/#respond Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.spectator.com.au/?p=10709407 What to read next: Bridge | The Battle for Britain | Hating

read more
Liberty Sinks Slowly in the West

Liberty Sinks Slowly in the West

The State of Western Australia has just introduced one the most draconian proof-of-vaccination requirements in the entire world. The state government had already introduced forced vaccinations, including booster shots, for at least 75 per cent of the local workforce. But now, anyone over the age of 16 who refuses

read more
Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison’s ministerial team looks far from match-fit

Is Macron Being A Pr*ck? France’s New Vaccine Law

The French Parliament has approved a new law that effectively prevents citizens who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 from going out in public. I want to look at a couple of reports on the law and then consider whether this new law crosses a line. No Jab? No Social Life

read more
Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison’s ministerial team looks far from match-fit

Hypocrisy, ‘God powers’ and Djokovic

Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player’s behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister’s decision to kick him of the country should be cause for concern. 

read more
Public servants can swap holidays like Australia Day but not all agencies promote it

Furore escalates over Robert’s ARC veto

Two members of the ARC’s college of experts have quit in protest at what they say is Stuart Robert’s inappropriate project grants overreach. The post Furore escalates over Robert’s ARC veto appeared first on The Mandarin.

read more
The TGA’s Vaping Ban and Aboriginal Health

The TGA’s Vaping Ban and Aboriginal Health

In April 2020, Quadrant contributor Dr Anthony Dillon wrote in Our Coming Bleak Winter and Beyond: “Until political leaders find the courage to reclaim responsibility for the state of the nation, the [COVID] virus and far more damaging policies imposed to combat it cannot, and will not, be separated.”

read more

Latest News

Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Federal police have launched an investigation into the price-gouging of rapid antigen tests. A specialist taskforce has been set up by the AFP, after investigations began in NSW and Queensland following referrals from the consumer watchdog. Retailers caught price-gouging on the tests have been warned they will face five years

read more
Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Australia and Britain’s defence and foreign affairs ministers will meet in Sydney for AUKMIN talks aimed at finding better ways to cooperate. Friday’s session is the first 2+2 ministerial discussion in the country since the start of the pandemic. Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton both met

read more
Teen completes bid to fly around the world

Teen completes bid to fly around the world

A British-Belgian teenager has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe and the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight. Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed back at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium after flying 51,000 kilometres over 52

read more
Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

A senior Conservative MP has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to “blackmail” politicians they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Mr Johnson faces growing calls to step down over a series of scandals, including admitting he had attended a party at

read more

World News

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more
COVID leaves lasting scars as Biden marks first year in office

COVID leaves lasting scars as Biden marks first year in office

Washington, DC – Sabila Khan says she is frustrated and tired.She lost her father, Shaqat Khan, to the coronavirus in 2020, and feels disappointed by what she says is an overwhelming push to “normalise” the pandemic in the United States, despite rising cases and deaths due to the Omicron variant. “I

read more
US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more
US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more
US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more
US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more

World News

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

US charges second man in killing of Haitian President Moise

Dual Haitian-Chilean citizen is second man charged in the US over plot to assassinate Jovenel Moise in July last year.The United States Justice Department has announced charges against a second man it accuses of being involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year. Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a

read more
COVID leaves lasting scars as Biden marks first year in office

COVID leaves lasting scars as Biden marks first year in office

Washington, DC – Sabila Khan says she is frustrated and tired.She lost her father, Shaqat Khan, to the coronavirus in 2020, and feels disappointed by what she says is an overwhelming push to “normalise” the pandemic in the United States, despite rising cases and deaths due to the Omicron variant. “I

read more

Business & The Economy

‘Urgent’ reform needed on electric trucks in Australia

‘Urgent’ reform needed on electric trucks in Australia

A series of “urgent” reforms are needed to encourage the use of electric trucks in Australia and bring the country into line with much of the rest of the world, with a swift transition to have a “truly massive” impact, according to transport groups. The Electric Vehicle Council and

read more
Experts call for space science boost and Australian-owned satellites

Experts call for space science boost and Australian-owned satellites

Australia is completely reliant on data from foreign-owned satellites for its weather forecasting, resource and water management and disaster response and this is creating a “sovereign risk”, according to leading scientists. In a new plan for Australian space science released Thursday, scientists say the risk must be addressed over

read more
Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 442

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 442

One of the benefits of investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), besides the low fees for the index options, is the ease of entry and exit. Anyone with a broker account needs no fresh paperwork. Contrast this with the pain of many unlisted funds which still require a...

read more
Privacy watchdog to take on more strategic, proactive role

Privacy watchdog to take on more strategic, proactive role

Australia’s privacy watchdog wants to adopt a more strategic and proactive role as part of sweeping reforms to the Privacy Act, calling for more resourcing and powers as part of this process. In its submission to government, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) also backed calls to

read more

Environment

Alan Moir’s latest.

Alan Moir’s Cartoon of the Day

Alan Moir Cartoons

Click image to enlarge

Recent Tweets

Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts: