Alex McKinnon
is Schwartz Media’s morning editor, and a former editor of Junkee.

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the_briefing November 09, 2018

Foley resigns, denies assault claims

New South Wales Labor leader Luke Foley has resigned the leadership after an ABC journalist released details of an alleged sexual assault committed against her in 2016. In a statement released through the ABC on Thursday, Sydney reporter Ashleigh Raper …

the_briefing November 08, 2018

Mixed bag of midterms results

The Democratic Party has taken control of the United States House of Representatives in the midterm elections, while Republicans have maintained control of the Senate. Unusually high voter turnout translated into significant gains for Democrats in the …

the_briefing November 07, 2018

US voters turn out for midterms

Polling places are set to close in the United States congressional midterm elections. The vote marks the first large-scale electoral test of US president Donald Trump’s administration, with Trump having the lowest approval rating of any president at …

the_briefing November 06, 2018

Government fails to protect endangered species

The federal government’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee has warned that the government’s plan for protecting endangered species is failing. In its submission to the senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis, the committee …

the_briefing November 05, 2018

Scullion under fire over grants

Aboriginal rights groups have called for an investigation into Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion granting almost $500,000 from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to pastoral industry lobby groups. Scullion told a Senate estimates hearing last …

News November 03, 2018

Tax benefits of legalising cannabis

According to figures requested by the Reason Party, legalising cannabis and personal drug use would generate millions of dollars in tax revenue and benefit an overwrought legal system.

the_briefing November 02, 2018

Google workers walk off the job

Thousands of Google employees across the world have staged a stop-work action in protest at the internet giant’s response to sexual harassment, gender and racial discrimination. Workers in New York, Tokyo, London, Dublin, Singapore, Zurich, Berlin and …

the_briefing November 01, 2018

Young Nats did Nazi this coming

A group of 15 people has resigned from the New South Wales Young Nationals following revelations that white supremacist extremists attempted to infiltrate the party. An internal review into dozens of Young Nationals members found on Wednesday that 17 …

the_briefing October 31, 2018

Norvill testifies in Rush defamation case

Actor Eryn Jean Norvill has told a Sydney court that actor Geoffrey Rush groped her onstage during a rehearsal of King Lear. Giving evidence at the Federal Court on Tuesday, Norvill Norvill said Rush groped her breast and hip during a preview …