Australian Treasurer “optimistic” despite forecast downgrade

CANBERRA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has said he is “still optimistic” about the country’s economy despite a downgraded outlook. In its latest projections, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cut its forecast for Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2023 from 2.5 percent predicted in June to 2.0 … Read more

Sexual violence within families ‘normalised’, consent not understood, Tasmanian report says

A report into the prevalence of sexual violence in regional Tasmanian communities has identified a culture of “normalising” assaults within families and intimate relationships, and a lack of understanding about consent. Key points: The report was commissioned by the Sexual Assault Support Service to better understand attitudes about sexual violence Sexual assault being normalized within … Read more

Meghan Markle’s Net Worth Surged By $55 Million Since Marrying Prince Harry: Report

Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, have a combined net worth of $60 million to date. Before marrying Prince Harry in 2018, the actress, who rose to fame by playing Rachel Zane on the prime-time legal drama “Suits,” only had a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The majority of … Read more

China Recruited Scientists From Top US Lab To Work On Their Military Technology: Report

Several former Chinese scientists who worked in the US Los Alamos National Laboratory went back to China to advance the country’s developments in hypersonic missile, drone technology and submarine programs, all of which present an array of global security risks today. A recently released report by Washington DC-based security firm Strider Technologies exposes the vulnerabilities … Read more

Live updates: Hawthorn, AFL respond to allegations of racism at club

Geelong star and AFLPA president Patrick Dangerfield has been speaking on SEN. “First of all you think of the people [involved] that’s quite clearly the priority and the welfare of the people to make sure they are supported,” he said. In regards to help and support from the AFLPA. “It is confidential … players can … Read more

No club can claim immunity from racism, but Hawthorn has a messy history with its Indigenous players

Few football clubs in Australia could claim immunity from racially prejudiced pasts. Warning: This story contains racist images. In the mirror of historical societal bigotry, footy teams can so often be seen looking back, a reflection of the attitudes and biases of the time. But while the reflections of some organizations have manifested themselves as … Read more

Hawthorn racism review to allege that former coaches separated First Nations players from families and demanded a pregnancy termination

An external review commissioned by the Hawthorn Football Club will reveal allegations that key figures at the AFL club demanded the separation of young First Nations players from their partners, and pressured one couple to terminate a pregnancy for the sake of the player’s career. Key points: Hawthorn commissioned a review to look into how First Nations players were … Read more

South Korean Prosecutors Ask Interpol To Issue Red Notice For Terra’s Do Kwon: Report

South Korean authorities have reportedly sought the help of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to issue a red notice for the Terraform Labs CEO and co-founder Do Kwon since his whereabouts are currently unknown. After authorities in Singapore confirmed that Kwon was no longer in the country, South Korean authorities sought assistance from Interpol … Read more

Russian Military Hospitals Refuse To Treat ‘Volunteer’ Fighters Injured In Ukraine: Report

Russian military hospitals are now refusing to give medical aid to “volunteers” wounded in the war against Ukraine, according to Ukrainian intelligence. The claim was made in a report posted Sunday by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The intelligence report noted that wounded servicemen who were turned away were … Read more

Sydney News: Major events tipped to give economy shot in the arm

Here’s what you need to know this morning. Major events to boost economy The NSW government says Sydney’s events calendar is set to boost the city’s visitor economy. Tourism Minister Ben Franklin said the events, set to take place over the coming months, would be a major drawcard for the Harbor City. “In sport, we’ve … Read more