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the_briefing October 01, 2018

Sulawesi tsunami death toll rises

More than 800 people have died following an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The 7.5-magnitude quake, which struck just off Sulawesi’s west coast on Friday evening, caused a tsunami that devastated the city of Palu. Indonesian disaster …

News September 29, 2018

Bettina Arndt’s campus tour

Commentator Bettina Arndt is publicly petitioning to have Sydney University take action against five students who demonstrated outside a speech on her “Fake Rape Crisis Campus Tour”.

News September 29, 2018

Bettina Arndt’s ‘fake rape’ campaign

Commentator Bettina Arndt is publicly petitioning to have Sydney University take action against five students who demonstrated outside a speech on her “Fake Rape Crisis Campus Tour”.

the_briefing September 28, 2018

Ford and Kavanaugh testify

In the United States, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and one of the women who has accused him of sexual assault have testified before a Senate committee. In her opening statement, psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford said that while she was …

the_briefing September 27, 2018

Milne defies ABC staff calls to go

ABC chair Justin Milne has vowed to continue in his position despite hundreds of ABC staff calling on him to step down. At union meetings in Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday, ABC workers unanimously passed resolutions calling on Milne to stand aside …

the_briefing September 26, 2018

‘Judgement day’ for Bill Cosby

Actor Bill Cosby has been sentenced to between three and 10 years prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Giving a victim impact statement at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, former professional basketball player …

the_briefing September 25, 2018

Guthrie ‘devastated’ at sacking

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is reportedly considering legal options after being sacked two-and-a-half years into her five-year term. In a statement, ABC chair Justin Milne said the board made the decision “to seek fresh leadership”, declining …

the_briefing September 24, 2018

Labor targets gender pay gap

Companies with more than 1000 employees would be required to report the size of the pay gap between their male and female employees under a Labor government. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency, which estimates the gender pay gap at between 17.3 per …

the_briefing September 21, 2018

Cash windfall for private schools

The federal government will direct more than $4 billion in funding to the Catholic and independent schools sectors over the next decade. Private schools in NSW and Victoria will receive an extra $1.4 billion by 2029, while $1.2 billion will be directed …