Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Rishi Sunak to hold limited cabinet shuffle – UK politics live | Politics

Key events Filters BETA Key events (3)Rishi Sunak (3) The BBC’s Chris Mason has more on the proposed changes to the departmental infrastructure around Whitehall. The three existing departments expected to face restructuring are...

David Pocock blasts Albanese government as it reauthorises Nauru offshore immigration detention | Australian immigration and asylum

The Albanese government has reauthorised offshore immigration detention on Nauru and sought to overturn a court decision that forced it to release about 100 people from onshore detention despite character concerns. The Nauru authorisation...

Protests in Solomon Islands as key China critic politician is ousted in no confidence vote | Solomon Islands

The premier of one of Solomon Islands’ most populous provinces and one of the most vocal critics of the country’s relationship with China has been ousted in a vote of no confidence. The move...

RBA interest rates: Reserve Bank lifts official rate to 3.35% in record ninth consecutive hike to tame inflation | Australia news

Australia’s central bank has slugged borrowers with another increase in interest rates, extending the record run of hikes to nine meetings in a row as it tries to cut inflation, and indicating there are...

Australian football great Barry Cable faces civil trial in WA over sexual abuse allegations | Australia news

The former Australian rules footballer Barry Cable is facing allegations he repeatedly sexually abused a Perth teenager during his playing career. Cable, 79, is being sued for damages in the district court of Western...

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott joins board of UK climate sceptic thinktank | Tony Abbott

The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has joined the board of a UK-based thinktank that has been highly critical of climate science and action on global heating. Since its launch in 2009, the...

Northern Territory faces legal challenge over approval of Tamboran drilling and fracking in Beetaloo basin | Northern Territory

Activists have launched a legal challenge to the Northern Territory government’s decision to approve drilling and fracking by resources company Tamboran in the Beetaloo basin. The Central Australian Frack Free Alliance (Caffa) is asking...

University property sell-offs heighten ‘dire’ housing shortage as students return to Australia | Australian universities

Universities have failed incoming international students and exacerbated problems for those already struggling to find a place to live by selling off student accommodation to private providers during the Covid period, student advocates say....

Prescribing MDMA and psilocybin: who will get the drugs and how will they help? | Health

From July, psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA (ecstasy) and psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms) for mental health disorders. There have long been predictions that psychedelics could “transform” psychiatry, and many clinical trials...