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Marcia Langton requires whole alcohol ban in NT to cease DV


We have to limit alcohol throughout all the Northern Territory, Indigenous educational and chief Professor Marcia Langton says, as an “completely vital public well being measure” to scale back home violence (DV) and sexual violence. “You need to have alcohol restrictions in place always — no exceptions,” Langton mentioned, because the ABC studies, not simply in Aboriginal communities, in any other case “grog runners” will exploit the system. There’s at all times a manner of permitting individuals equivalent to vacationers to drink with out making it obtainable to everybody, she added — have a look at the Gove Peninsula’s particular person liquor permits. Langton additionally slammed the NT for allocating simply $20 million to DV, the NT Information ($) continues, saying the $180 million really useful by stakeholders was the “absolute minimal” wanted. She was talking at a DV inquest.

To the opposite territory now, and nurses, social staff and counsellors can discuss in regards to the choice of voluntary assisted dying to terminally unwell individuals within the ACT, The Australian ($) studies, if new laws launched on Tuesday passes the parliamentary muster. It additionally permits sufferers with 12 months or much less to stay to entry assisted suicide — examine that with Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia the place it’s six months, and Queensland the place it’s 12. However Canberrans must have a situation that’s “superior, progressive and anticipated to trigger demise”, be struggling intolerably, be over 18 and be dwelling within the ACT for a 12 months. Talking of sickness — Australia is formally in its eighth COVID wave, the Brisbane Instances ($) studies, however we’re previous the emergency section due to our vaccinations and former infections.


One among Australia’s two greatest port operators didn’t pay a cent of tax, Guardian Australia studies, regardless of making $4.5 billion in eight years. How? A brand new report alleged DP World might have “artificially lowered earnings”, although it says it paid “in accordance with Australia’s tax rules”. Therein lies the issue, Centre for Worldwide Company Tax Accountability and Analysis’s Jason Ward advised the paper: our tax legal guidelines suck. Though the ATO says there are non-illegal causes an organization might pay no tax, Ward says Australia wants “public country-by-country reporting for all multinationals” who function in Australia. Labor promised to introduce country-by-country tax reporting in July 2024.

This comes as Australia’s houses price a report quantity in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane, Guardian Australia studies. Costs in Sydney are 7.51% increased than a 12 months in the past, whereas Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth costs are double that, at 15% increased. CoreLogic mentioned its nationwide residence worth index surged 0.9% in October alone, up from September’s 0.7%. It comes as Brisbane Metropolis Council eliminated and dumped inner-city park tents, sleeping luggage and toiletries, leaving the homeless, nicely, extra homeless. “They don’t provide the alternative to take your stuff,” one particular person advised the Brisbane Instances ($). In the meantime, about 86,000 individuals repaying Centrelink debt will get a pause after the Commonwealth ombudsman discovered an earnings take a look at used had “misinterpreted and unlawfully utilized” the Social Safety Act from not less than 2003 till December 7, 2020, (separate from robodebt). 7News studies individuals who make BPAY funds or financial institution transfers have to cease. Direct debits might be paused by Companies Australia.


Everybody within the Labor Occasion ought to condemn “from the river to the ocean” chants that decision for the extermination of the state of Israel, former minister Stephen Conroy advised Sky Information Australia. That’s the view of Hamas, and the “murderous felony terrorists” in that group are “not dedicated to a two-state answer”, he mentioned. Conroy known as Opposition Chief Peter Dutton’s criticism of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese supposedly not going exhausting sufficient as “low cost politicking”, although acknowledged “blended views” extra broadly within the Labor Occasion in regards to the Center East. It comes as former prime minister Scott Morrison mentioned Beijing may exploit Albanese’s China journey for propaganda functions, the SMH ($) studies. “He can not management what the Communist Occasion in China will do with that and the way these photographs might be used, and the way that may be taken benefit of,” Morrison mentioned.

To extra political division now and the WA opposition is in meltdown after Nationals MP Merome Beard defected to the Liberals final night time, WA As we speak ($) studies, that means Liberal chief Libby Mettam might turn into opposition chief with out forming a coalition with the Nats. Right here’s what occurred: the Liberals have been relegated to a minor get together after the 2021 election which left them with simply two members within the decrease home. The Nationals had 4. The Nats advised Mettam they’d give her the opposition chief position so the 2 events might type a coalition if she a) didn’t run candidates in opposition to theirs, and b) in the event that they ran a joint higher home ticket. On the weekend, the Liberals mentioned no — and now with three MPs within the decrease home (and 7 within the higher home) they don’t want the Nats anyway.


It’s 1938. Hitler addresses Nuremberg, there are air raids in Spain, and the world is on tenterhooks about one other Nice Conflict. The way in which most individuals find out about these items is in a packed broadsheet newspaper, or sitting in armchairs round a tinny radio. However when American households settle in on a cold November night time and hit the swap on their radio, they’re met with information of an apocalypse. Terse information bulletins regularly interrupt the programming to tell listeners of a sudden intergalactic explosion, after which of an odd object falling on to a farm in New Jersey. A information correspondent studies stay, telling listeners that they’re seeing creatures come ahead proper earlier than their very eyes. The native cops, the reporter continues, are waving a flag of truce. Individuals everywhere in the nation sit on the sting of their seats. The reporter is almost hysterical after they say the creatures have incinerated the cops with a warmth ray earlier than the feed goes useless.

The airwaves linger silently for a second earlier than newscasters inform individuals it’s a mass alien invasion; the US army, they inform frozen listeners, is futile. Residents are fleeing earth as alien battle machines launch plumes of poisonous gasoline, a stay report from a Manhattan rooftop continues, earlier than it goes useless too. Emergency traces have been completely jammed, the ABC says, as panicked listeners scrambled to grasp survive the top of instances. The entire thing is definitely only a Halloween episode known as “The Conflict of the Worlds”, written by one Orson Welles, then simply 23 years outdated. Police really break into the CBS radio station and are held again by executives as they attempt to cease the episode (which continues on from its gripping opening). There are studies of individuals barricading themselves in and even automotive accidents, although it’s been debated since. The following day, a not-very-apologetic Welles apologises at a press convention. “What an evening,” he advised a pal. They got here “on the lookout for blood”, he recalled, they usually have been so disillusioned he “wasn’t haemorrhaging”.

Hoping you realize what’s what at this time.


It ought to by no means have stopped, and it wasn’t Australia that stopped it. It was China who stopped it as a result of they didn’t like the truth that we stood as much as them.

Scott Morrison

By no means one to embrace accountability, the previous PM mentioned it wasn’t his fault that China rolled out a slew of tariffs in opposition to Australian producers of wine, barley, coal, lobster and extra, regardless that he was prime minister on the time.


The Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood in Gaza after Israeli air strikes (Picture: AAP/EPA/Mohammed Sabed)

“There are Telegram teams the place individuals in Gaza report the place the bombing is going on, and there was a single message in there that named my road, in my neighbourhood, and I immediately thought: ‘That is my household.’

“I instantly known as my mom in Gaza to examine if everybody was protected, and he or she advised me to not fear and mentioned she would name me again. Ten minutes later my brother known as me from Gaza. He mentioned: ‘It’s your sister.’ I didn’t perceive what he meant. He mentioned: ‘They focused her home, and the home simply obliterated above their heads’.”

Actual property brokers are already utilizing ChatGPT to do their jobs

“In 2021, Australia’s most outstanding actual property knowledge firm CoreLogic purchased property know-how firm AiRE for its ‘actual property digital assistant’ RiTA. The unreal intelligence product analyses buyer knowledge to create name lists and, unknowingly to the recipient, automates textual content message and electronic mail communications with potential and present buyers, consumers and landlords.

“RiTA additionally creates a prospectability rating to find out the ‘finest proprietor for a consumer to prospect’ which is predicated on knowledge together with the type of property and when it was final bought.”

Qantas reveals 5 wonderful details you didn’t find out about your flight!

“Heh heh. So, you realize these ‘shut doorways’ buttons in elevators that don’t work? Or the pedestrian crossing buttons that don’t do something? That’s kinda what our ‘Handle Reserving’ characteristic is. ‘Qantas didn’t characterize to customers that the ‘Handle Reserving’ web page would, always, essentially mirror the newest scheduling selections that Qantas had made.’

“So after we cancel your nebulous bundle of contractual obligations, we left it on our web site so you would have enjoyable pretending to handle particulars like reserving a seat or ordering a meal. None of it had an precise consequence, however we wish to assume it made you’re feeling higher when you did it. But once more, we’re considering of you!”


Dozens killed in Israeli air assault on Gaza refugee camp: Medical official (Al Jazeera)

Microsoft accused of damaging Guardian’s fame with AI-generated ballot (The Guardian)

Canada’s economic system hasn’t grown since Could, new GDP numbers for August present (CBC)

Scott Robertson formally takes over from Ian Foster as All Blacks head coach (Stuff)

Open hatred of Jews surges globally, infected by Gaza battle (Reuters)

Spanish bishops apologise for abuse however dispute ‘outrageous’ figures (euronews)


Seat at world desk a precedence amid world turmoil in Ukraine, Center East Israel-Hamas battle — Anthony Albanese (The Australian) ($): “What occurs on the planet issues at residence. International dynamics affect our safety and our economic system however, as we’ve seen by way of instances of COVID and battle, we additionally really feel the consequences in our family payments and jobs. We really feel it each time we go to the outlets or the petrol pump. The whole lot is interlinked. By no means has this been extra evident than throughout my go to to Washington final week. My conferences there got here at a time when our world faces a set of profound challenges. We’re confronted by threats to peace and exams of the worldwide rules-based order, making the work of strengthening our US alliance as important because it has ever been.

“For greater than eight many years our alliance has thrived, even by way of testing instances. A partnership of equals the place we respect one another’s important pursuits and work collectively in frequent trigger. Final week, I labored with President Joe Biden to show the game-changing local weather and clear vitality compact we signed in Could right into a industrial actuality. Important minerals and uncommon earths are the important thing to unlocking a net-zero economic system, and Australia is uniquely positioned to be a serious participant on this quickly increasing sector. We’re the world’s largest provider of lithium.”

Previous lies about battle within the Center East are getting in the best way of the reality at this time — Zeynep Tufekci (The New York Instances) ($) : “Within the Center East, the devastating aftermath of that battle — justified by false claims — has by no means ended. To make issues worse, the Israeli authorities has a protracted historical past of creating false claims and denying accountability for atrocities that later proved to be its doing. In a single instance of many, in 2014, 4 boys youthful than 13 have been killed by Israeli air strikes whereas enjoying by themselves at a seashore — three of them hit by a second blast whereas desperately fleeing the preliminary blast.

“There was first a concerted effort amongst some pro-Israel social media activists to assert the explosions have been as a result of a Hamas rocket misfiring. The Israeli army initially claimed that ‘the goal of this strike was Hamas terrorist operatives’. Nonetheless, the seashore was close to a resort housing journalists for Western shops, together with not less than one from The New York Instances, who witnessed the killings. The Guardian reported that journalists who visited the world within the aftermath noticed no weapons or gear and that children recurrently performed there. Israel then investigated and exonerated itself. Peter Lerner, then a spokesman for the Israel Protection Forces, mentioned that it had focused a ‘compound belonging to Hamas’ naval police and naval pressure (together with naval commandos) and which was utilised solely by militants’.”



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  • Author Stuart Lloyd will discuss his new e-book, Began Out Simply Ingesting Beer, at Higher Learn Than Lifeless bookshop.

  • Writer Vivian Bi will discuss her new e-book, Sunshine within the Darkish, at Glee Books.

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