Alex McKinnon
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the_briefing March 26, 2019

One Nation sought donations, help from NRA

Advisers to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party met with representatives of the National Rifle Association in the US last year to seek funding and advice on how to loosen Australia’s gun laws. Al Jazeera has published hidden camera footage of Pauline …

the_briefing March 25, 2019

Turmoil for NSW Labor after defeat

New South Wales opposition leader Michael Daley has vowed to stay on after leading the state Labor Party to an emphatic defeat at Saturday’s election. Despite polls showing Labor neck-and-neck with premier Gladys Berejiklian’s Liberals, Labor had …

Portrait March 23, 2019

Aunty Shireen Malamoo

Weet-Bix and pastries with Australian South Sea Islanders – Port Jackson founding board member Aunty Shireen Malamoo.

the_briefing March 22, 2019

Mozambique reels from Cyclone Idai

Rescue workers are struggling to save thousands of people endangered by the after-effects of a powerful cyclone that struck southeastern Africa last week. Cyclone Idai, which hit the Mozambican port city of Beira last Thursday, brought flooding and torrential …

the_briefing March 21, 2019

Ex-Nauru president regrets offshore detention

A former Nauruan president has expressed regret over agreeing to reopen Australia’s offshore detention centre on the island. Sprent Dabwido, 47, told SBS he signed an agreement to reopen the centre with then-Australian prime minister Julia Gillard in …

the_briefing March 20, 2019

Indigenous youth suicides continue

The deaths of four young Indigenous people over a two-day period in Queensland has renewed calls for the federal government to take urgent action to address youth suicide. Four Indigenous people, including two young women in Townsville and two young men …

the_briefing March 19, 2019

Morrison threatens to sue Waleed Aly

Prime minister Scott Morrison’s office has threatened commentator Waleed Aly and Channel Ten with legal action over Aly’s response to the Christchurch terror attack. In a speech on The Project, since watched more than 8 million times on Facebook, …

the_briefing March 18, 2019

Christchurch terror attacker confirmed

New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush has confirmed that an Australian man was the sole perpetrator of Friday’s terror attack in Christchurch. Speaking on Sunday, Bush said four other people arrested after the massacre had not been charged after …

News March 16, 2019

Minor parties the key to NSW poll

With just a week to go until the NSW election, the major parties are campaigning hard to woo voters. But it’s the micro-parties that may end up deciding who will govern.