Despite it’s good intentions, the hospital ship will not be dropping anchor in any nations that diplomatically acknowledge Taiwan. That includes Tuvalu, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Kiribati. Many of them places where a state of the art hospital ship could make a real difference in people’s lives.
Senator Leyonhjelm’s Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018 will remove the government’s power to ban publications, films and computer games based solely on the grounds that they might offend against standards of morality, decency and propriety.
Regardless of your political, religious or moral leanings, you’re going to run into people who believe differently. And these people may well say things that you find offensive. You can choose not to listen to what they say. Or you can tune in carefully. Perhaps that may change your own views…or simply solidify your existing beliefs.
Tuesday, 17 July marked four years since the horrific downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The evidence is conclusive that a Russian-made missile shot down the civilian aircraft over Ukrainian airspace. The culprits have not yet been directly identified, but they were most likely Ukrainian insurgents backed by Russian military hardware.
It will undoubtedly come as a relief for many Americans to learn that Michelle Obama has no plans to run for president, which she confirmed during a charity dinner in Scotland. The former US first lady ruled herself out of any future presidential race due to family concerns, when speaking at the fundraising event organised by the Hunter Foundation in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
Faith in Australia’s housing market has tumbled to its lowest level in two years, prompting NAB to slash its property price predictions for the next few years.
Like much of the world, China’s growth miracle owes much of its magic to debt. Lots and lots of debt. Analysts have been warning about China’s ballooning debt for years.
Commonwealth Bank will demerge and list its wealth management and mortgage broking businesses, with general insurance likely next on the chopping block.
A judge has called a mother of two ‘greedy’ in court, after she stole over $300,000 from her ANZ firm dating from 2014–2016. The 44-year-old was already on a $200,000 a year contract, with her household annual income being over $500,000.