Anna Horan
is a Melbourne-based editor and writer.

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the_briefing July 09, 2019

Deutsche Banks begins axing 18,000 jobs worldwide

Deutsche Bank has begun laying off thousands of people worldwide in a bid for “reinvention”. The bank announced on Sunday that it would cut 18,000 jobs - almost 20 per cent of its workforce - following several years of annual losses. Reuters reports …

the_briefing July 08, 2019

Corporations accused of misusing Murray-Darling Basin funds

A Four Corners investigation has revealed that taxpayer money, intended to help farmers recover water for the rivers and take pressure off the Murray-Darling Basin, is being used to expand irrigation capacity. More than $4 billion intended to protect …

the_briefing July 03, 2019

$158b tax package passes Lower House intact

Labor’s amendments to the Federal Government’s $158 billion tax package have been denied and the bill has made it through the Lower House of Parliament intact. The bill passed without objection after Labor’s failed to implement its tweaks in the …

the_briefing July 02, 2019

Hong Kong activists break into Legislative Council

In Hong Kong, protesters broke into the Legislative Council building on the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule. Using a metal trolley, demonstrators rammed and smashed the glass door of the building, before ransacking …

the_briefing July 01, 2019

Plea for repatriation from Syrian camp

An Australian woman in al-Hawl Syrian refugee camp has sent an open letter to the Government pleading for her and other Australian citizens to be repatriated. In her letter, sent via WhatsApp, she claims children have been raped and murdered inside the …

the_briefing June 26, 2019

Whistleblower says PM’s dept breached FOI laws

An anonymous whistleblower has accused the prime minister’s department of breaching freedom of information laws to prevent the release of politically sensitive documents. Talking to The Guardian, the freedom of information officer said that …

the_briefing June 25, 2019

AFP faces legal challenges on raid warrants

The ABC and News Corp have lodged legal challenges to the warrants used during the Australian Federal Police raids on both the public broadcaster and News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. The challenge sees the ABC request the Federal Court of Australia invalidate …

the_briefing June 24, 2019

IS fighters’ children rescued from Syria

A group of eight children of Islamic State fighters have been rescued from a Syrian refugee camp and are on their way to Australia. Among the eight children were Khaled Sharrouf’s two daughters and son, Zaynab Sharrouf, 18, her sister Hoda, 17, and …

the_briefing June 19, 2019

Voluntary assisted dying comes into effect in Victoria

Victorians with a terminal illness who meet legislated criteria will be able to apply to voluntarily end their lives today as new laws come into effect. Under the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation, Victorian residents will be able to apply for a voluntary …