Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Category: news

Jock Campbell handed Wallabies call-up as Rory Arnold returns for Argentina Tests | Australia rugby union team

Full-back Jock Campbell has earned his first call-up while lock Rory Arnold returned to the Wallabies fold for their two-Test Rugby Championship tour of Argentina. Coach Dave Rennie will reveal a 36-player squad on...

Workplace reform to proceed even without consensus at jobs summit, Tony Burke says | Industrial relations

Labor will not allow its desire for “consensus” at the jobs summit to be “an excuse for inaction”, Tony Burke has said, warning reforms to boost pay and job security will proceed even over...

News live: minister confident Australia can resist foot and mouth outbreak; Perth emergency landing under investigation | Australia news

Qantas says plane declared fuel ‘mayday’ in Perth after being asked to hold The Qantas plane that made an emergency landing at Perth airport on Monday declared a fuel mayday but there was no...

Bipartisan Senate group reaches deal to reform Electoral Count Act | US Senate

A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on Wednesday to reform a federal law and prevent a future presidential candidate from overturning the will of the people and the result of a valid...

US launches environmental study for Thirty Meter telescope on Mauna Kea | Hawaii

The National Science Foundation will examine the environmental impacts of a proposed optical telescope on the summit of Hawaii’s tallest mountain, a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Hawaiians who consider the...

Tea strain: MPs’ stab at being funny gets steeped in ridicule | 1922 Committee

Attempts to inject some levity into the Conservative leadership contest on social media fell flat on Wednesday when a photograph tweeted of the 1922 Committee led to criticism that it was sexist and outdated....

Liz Truss leaves it late to leapfrog Tory rivals into poll position | Liz Truss

The campaign team of Liz Truss say it was “never in doubt” that she would get to the run-off in the leadership vote. But many would have preferred to see her overtake Penny Mordaunt...

Family of Queensland woman killed by former partner call for national domestic violence database | Queensland

Tabitha Bleys was shocked to learn that in the two weeks before her mother, Doreen Langham, was murdered she had contact with no less than 16 police officers. Even more distressing, she says, was...

Ukraine’s first lady pleads with US for more weapons: ‘Help us stop this terror’ | Ukraine

The Ukrainian first lady, Olena Zelenska, appealed to US lawmakers on Tuesday to provide more help to her country as it struggles against a five-month-long Russian invasion she called “Russia’s Hunger Games”, saying US...

Biden to announce new steps to tackle climate crisis amid ferocious US heatwave – live | US politics

Joe Biden is announcing his executive orders to fight climate change during a week in which much of America is facing scorching temperatures. The midwest is among the areas hardest hit: Oklahoma City just...