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Thanks to your consideration this Saturday! I hand you again to the great Caitlin Cassidy.

Wong says Russia should be held accountable for struggle crimes

Penny Wong, the minister for overseas affairs, has stated the invention of mass civilian burial websites within the Ukraine is “horrific.”

In a statement on social media Wong stated:

It’s but extra proof of Russia’s egregious struggle crimes in Ukraine. These accountable should be held to account.

We stand with the folks of Ukraine in opposition to Russia’s brutal and unlawful invasion.

Ukraine says it has found mass burial website with 400 our bodies in recaptured metropolis – video

Australian Monarchist League welcomes risk of William and Kate’s go to

Forward of flying to London for the Queen’s funeral, the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, confirmed preliminary discussions concerning the now Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, visiting Australia.

In an interview with British media outlet ITV, Albanese stated, “In fact, the royal household have all the time been welcome guests right here in Australia and they’d be once more.”

The Australian Monarchist League has welcomed the information, releasing a press release saying:

The Australian Monarchist League is delighted to study that the Prince and Princess of Wales are proposing to tour Australia in 2023. Within the occasion they’re accompanied by their youngsters, it will likely be the primary alternative for Australians to see Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Australian soil.

Their Royal Highnesses final visited Australia in 2014 and had deliberate to go to in 2020 however this needed to be cancelled as a result of pandemic. The go to was to allow them to pay explicit tribute to bushfire affected communities as they, together with the Queen and different members of the Royal Household, had been exceptionally distressed on the dying toll, widespread ecological injury, and destruction of houses because of Australia’s bushfire disaster as they had been for the later widespread and traumatic floods.

The proposed go to for 2023 will present a possibility for them to empathise with Australians nonetheless affected each by earlier bushfires and the more moderen devastating floods.

A royal tour of this nature not solely embodies the love that the Crown and the Royal Household have for Australia however affords Australians a possibility to visibly specific their help for the system of constitutional monarchy which so many deeply worth as a safety of their freedoms and democracy.

The Australian Monarchist League additionally needs to thank the Prime Minister, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, for his “standing invitation” to King Charles to go to Australia and trusts that it’ll not be lengthy earlier than Australians have a possibility to greet their new King.

Barnaby Joyce says politicians don’t lose any sleep over what they get improper

In his weekly op-ed for the Northern Day by day Chief (a Tamworth-based paper distributed inside his Hunter-England citizens) the previous deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has defended what Labor has referred to as “pork-barrelling” as delivering important funds to regional Australia.

The upcoming Labor finances is already heralded by Labor as eradicating what they declare is “pork-barrelling”… they name any try to carry a greater deal to regional Australians as “pork-barrelling” and their disregard to regional seats belies their election narrative that they’re the occasion for the Hunter, Gladstone and the Northern Territory.

Our overwhelming wealth comes from regional Australia while the profit in GDP spins across the metropolis. Take away the supply of funds and the GDP spin will dry up.

Too few folks in politics now have ever been in enterprise and to be sincere ever had a job away from politics or comparable quasi-political employment corresponding to union apparatchiks, only a few have really achieved long run handbook labour.

Opinions from the grandstand are fatally esoteric to the expertise within the area. Get one thing improper in enterprise and also you lose your home. Get one thing improper in politics and also you gained’t even lose sleep.

Some “pork-barrelling” selections have after all been to the detriment of regional communities like Nhill, whose sports activities membership missed out within the notorious sports activities rorts spherical of funding.

Extreme climate on the way in which for elements of Queensland and NSW

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a extreme climate warning for damaging winds in NSW round elevated elements of the Illawarra, southern tablelands and the Blue Mountains.

In the meantime in Queensland, extreme thunderstorms are potential concerning the Central Coast, based on the Bureau.

Byelection in WA seat may shake up opposition management

A byelection is being held right this moment for the West Australian state seat of North West Central following the resignation of the Nationals MP Vince Catania.

North West Central is WA’s largest citizens, taking in an space bigger than NSW, with simply over 11,000 registered voters.

Labor will not be working a candidate so it’s basically a two-horse race between Nationwide Merome Beard and Liberal Will Baston.

Beard is considered the frontrunner, however the ABC is reporting that ought to Baston win, WA may have a brand new opposition chief. James Carmody writes:

The Labor authorities dominates the parliament and within the decrease home there are simply six opposition MPs. 4 are Nationals and two are Liberals.

The Nats and the Libs have fashioned an alliance in opposition, and given the Nationals have extra seats, the opposition chief is the Nationals’ Mia Davies.

If the Liberal Get together candidate wins the by-election, the opposition events would maintain three seats every, and a choice would should be made on management of the Opposition.

The Liberal Get together may use that situation, and their barely greater numbers within the Higher Home, to attempt to have Liberal chief David Honey take over.

Highway biking worlds promise thrilling racing in opposition to scenic south coast backdrop

Biking’s Highway World Championships are going down in Wollongong, kicking off tomorrow and working till subsequent weekend.

The previous 5 highway world championships have been held in Europe, with solely two editions going down outdoors the heartland because the championships had been first held in Australia twelve years in the past.

My colleague Kieran Pender brings you this fascinating preview, detailing the challenges which have include bringing the races again to Australian shores in addition to what picturesque NSW south coast surroundings is anticipated to be proven off:

The highway race course will see the world’s finest riders battle it out alongside a ravishing coastal highway, from Helensburgh to Wollongong, together with the enduring Sea Cliff Bridge at Stanwell Park, which protrudes into the ocean. The peloton will then head into the highlands to conqueror Mount Keira, earlier than doing laps of a metropolis circuit – 12 for the elite males, six for the ladies – earlier than the world champions are topped.

Second man charged over Northern Territory arrow dying

A second man has been charged over the dying of a person who was shot with an arrow in a distant Northern Territory group.

Police stated the 36-year-old was shot within the chest in Peppimenarti, 320km southwest of Darwin, on Tuesday night time.

He was pronounced lifeless after being taken to an area well being clinic simply earlier than midnight.

An 18-year-old man confronted a Darwin court docket on Thursday charged with manslaughter over the incident.

NT Police stated a 22-year-old had since been charged with one rely of recklessly endangering life. He’ll face Darwin Native Courtroom on Monday.

Main crime detectives, crime scene examiners and officers from the NT Police tactical group had been despatched to the group in the course of the week. Police stated in a press release:

Police are working with elders, the native council and different authorities companies to keep up group security.

Detectives have linked the incident to ongoing unrest in close by Wadeye, the place violent clashes between rival Indigenous clans had been reported earlier this yr.

NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles has stated the federal government is working to handle points within the area.

West Daly Regional Council stated it had closed council companies in Peppimenarti till additional discover because of the incident.

Lambie: Indigenous voice must be prioritised forward of republic debate

On whether or not Australian ought to push to be a republic with the dying of the Queen, my colleague Caitlin Cassidy experiences that Senator Jacquie Lambie says politicians can solely do “one factor directly”.

For that reason, Lambie says that the Indigenous voice to parliament must be the precedence forward of any debate concerning the nation breaking ties with the monarchy.

What must be achieved earlier than the republic is ensuring Indigenous folks have a bloody voice.

Lambie criticises Labor for refusing to wind again stage three tax cuts

Caitlin Cassidy

Caitlin Cassidy

Talking on the Competition of Harmful concepts at a session entitled “On blowing issues up”, the impartial senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has shot out at Labor for refusing to wind again $243bn tax cuts introduced below the Coalition previous to the federal election.

Labor supported the cuts on the time.

Lambie stated the tax cuts had been an insult to folks on jobseeker who had been struggling on low funds:

We’ve obtained folks dwelling under the poverty line, they promised them they’d get pay rises they usually haven’t achieved that however they’re blissful to go on the market … and provides billions to the richest Australians. Events encourage you to vote model, and also you get dudded if you do. Politicians aren’t in your aspect, they’re not your mate.

Jacqui Lambie praises teal independents as ‘breakthrough our nation’s been ready for’

The Competition of Harmful Concepts is occurring this weekend in Sydney, an occasion which – as its title suggests – goals to “problem considering on a few of the most persevering and troublesome problems with our time.”

My colleague Caitlin Cassidy is within the viewers at Jacqui Lambie’s session, titled On Blowing Issues Up.

The Tasmanian senator is praising the intervention of the teal independents, who gained a sweep of blue-ribbon Liberal seats on the final federal election, because the “breakthrough our nation’s been ready for”.

Extra teal independents are set to problem the most important events within the upcoming state elections:

Manhunt continues after deadly stabbing in Brisbane

A police manhunt continues for the ultimate suspect wished in relation to a deadly stabbing in Brisbane after a 3rd man was charged over the assault, AAP experiences.

Kyle Martin, 24, stays on the run 5 days after the dying of Levi Johnson, who was stabbed outdoors a health club automobile park on Monday.

Two automobiles boxed in his automobile earlier than 4 males obtained out and began smashing his home windows. Johnson ran away however two males caught up with him and he was stabbed a number of occasions.

Police warned members of the general public to not strategy Martin as he was “doubtlessly armed and harmful”.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham advised reporters late on Friday:

I feel time’s shortly working out for him.

We’ve three in custody. I’m assured throughout the coming days we’ll be capable of place the fourth one into custody.

It’s believed Martin may very well be hiding out domestically however authorities are on alert in case he makes an attempt to flee Queensland.

On Saturday, Thomas Myler, 35, was charged with one rely of homicide (severe organised crime).

He was cornered by police throughout a raid at a house in Wellington Level, within the metropolis’s east, on Friday night time after a tip-off from a member of the general public.

A lady, believed to be Myler’s girlfriend and earlier in his firm, has not been charged however on Friday detectives stated they might examine whether or not she or anybody else was concerned in serving to him keep away from detection.

Anybody helping in harbouring Martin may very well be charged with being an adjunct to homicide, which carries a potential sentence of life imprisonment.

Last flood warnings for western NSW rivers

The bureau of meteorology has issued its ultimate flood warnings for the Macquarie and Castlereagh rivers in western NSW.

Heavy rain on already saturated grounds and full dams had precipitated flooding round central west cities of Wellington, Forbes, Orange and close by areas.

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