Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

Twitter’s Turmoil Continues After Staffer Issues Warning Over FTC Compliance

A Twitter employee raised concerns about the company’s FTC compliance under new owner Elon Musk, an internal letter shared Thursday show. Since taking over the social media site, Tesla CEO Musk has initiated a number of changes, including firing nearly half of its staff before asking some to return, introducing changes to the verification process, … Read more

Former Australian Government Staffer Goes on Trial for Rape

A former Australian government staffer went on trial Tuesday for the alleged rape of a former co-worker in Parliament House. Bruce Lehrmann has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent stemming from an accusation by Brittany Higgins that he raped her in the office of then-Defense Minster Linda Reynolds in March 2019. The trial is … Read more

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro’s staffer sought advice on New York trade role, inquiry told

Another former staffer of John Barilaro has given evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into the former deputy premier’s appointment to a plum New York job. Key points: Mr Barilaro’s former staffer said he was instructed to inquire about the commissioner role hiring arrangements He described his former boss as “an interesting character … keen and … Read more