Alex McKinnon
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the_briefing October 03, 2018

Conditions worsen in Sulawesi

Survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Sulawesi city of Palu are growing increasingly desperate as food and water supplies dwindle. Relief trucks carrying supplies into the city have been blocked and stripped of their contents by crowds, …

the_briefing October 02, 2018

Indonesia calls for emergency aid

Mass burials have begun on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi as authorities struggle to cope with the rising number of dead from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Head of police communication, Brigadier-General Dedi Prasetyo, said the move was necessary …

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 …