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Terrorism Incident: Albanese, Kershaw and Burgess Speak

April 16, 2024 - 21:27 -- Admin

The terrorism incident in Sydney last night saw the government, Federal Police and ASIO speaking out today in an attempt to calm Australians already unsettled by the Bondi shopping centre murders on Saturday. In western Sydney overnight, a teenager with a knife entered Christ the Good Shepherd Church, an Assyrian community church in Wakely, and stabbed Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel whilst he was preaching.

Albanese Overtakes Holt To Become Australia’s 22nd Longest-Serving PM

April 16, 2024 - 09:47 -- Admin

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has today become Australia’s 22nd longest-serving prime minister, overtaking Harold Holt’s term of 1 year, 10 months and 23 days. Harold Holt was prime minister in 1966-1967. He disappeared on December 17, 1967 at Cheviot Beach, Portsea, whilst swimming. His body was never found. Albanese became the 31st prime minister on May 23, 2022, following the ALP’s victory in the election of May 21.

BONDI ATTACK: 7 DEAD, INCLUDING KILLER; ALBANESE PRESS CONFERENCE

April 13, 2024 - 20:09 -- Admin

A knife attack at the Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre in Sydney has resulted in the deaths of seven people, including the killer. The dead include four women and one male who died at the shopping centre. The mother of a nine-month old baby subsequently died in hospital. The baby was also stabbed in the attack. The killer, a lone 40-year-old male, known to police, was shot dead by a NSW Police Inspector who was the first police officer to arrive on the scene.

BONDI ATTACK: 7 DEAD, INCLUDING KILLER; ALBANESE PRESS CONFERENCE

April 13, 2024 - 20:09 -- Admin

Following a knife attack at the Bondi Westfield shopping centre which has resulted in the deaths of seven people, including the killer, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw have held a press conference. The dead include the mother of a nine-month old baby who was also stabbed in the attack. The killer, a lone male, was shot dead by a NSW Police Inspector who was the first police officer to arrive on the scene.

Australian Parliamentary Leaders: April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024 - 18:06 -- Admin

This page shows the heads of government and opposition leaders in Australia from April 10, 2024. There are nine parliaments in Australia. There is one Federal Parliament in Canberra, six State Parliaments (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania) and two Territory Parliaments (Northern Territory & Australian Capital Territory). Each parliament has a lower house from which a government is formed.

Samantha Mostyn Appointed 28th Governor-General

April 3, 2024 - 18:45 -- Admin

Samantha Mostyn, a business-woman and gender equality campaigner, has been appointed the 28th Governor-General of Australia. The appointment was announced this morning by the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. The vice-regal appointment is made by King Charles III on the advice of the prime minister. Mostyn will take up the 5-year appointment on July 1, 2024. Watch the Albanese-Mostyn press conference (26m):

Sen. Dave Sharma (NSW-Lib) Maiden Speech

March 20, 2024 - 18:03 -- Admin

This is Senator Dave Sharma’s maiden speech to the Senate. Sharma, a Liberal, assumed his NSW Senate position on November 30, 2023. He filled a casual vacancy created by the departure of Senator Marise Payne. At her retirement, Payne was the longest-serving female senator, having held her seat for 26 years, 5 months and 21 days since 1997. Previously, as the member for Wentworth (2019-2022), Sharma delivered a first speech to the House of Representatives.

Reserve Bank Leaves Cash Rate Unchanged at 4.35%

March 19, 2024 - 14:42 -- Admin

The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate unchanged at 4.35%, in a decision announced today. The cash rate has now been held at 4.35% for the past four months. In a statement released today, the RBA board says that inflation has moderated but is still high. It says the “outlook is highly uncertain”. The statement issued by the board is shown below. Interest Rate Movements Since 1990

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