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LIVE : PM Anthony Albanese speaks following Morrison Cabinet admission | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Anthony Albanese orders probe into claims of Scott Morrison’s secret ministry grab during COVID-19  ABC News The secrecy factor is telling in Scott Morrison’s alleged ministerial portfolio grabs  The Guardian View Full coverage on Google News

Anthony Albanese orders probe into claims of Scott Morrison’s secret ministry grab during COVID-19

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the government will investigate claims former prime minister Scott Morrison secretly gave himself powers to jointly run the health, finance and resources ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key points: Scott Morrison secretly took joint charge of several portfolios during the COVID-19 pandemic Cabinet ministers were kept in the dark about the power grab … Read more

Prime Minister to investigate claims of Scott Morrison’s secret ministry grab during COVID-19

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the government will investigate claims former prime minister Scott Morrison swore himself in as joint health, finance and resources minister during the height of the pandemic. Key points: Scott Morrison reportedly made himself joint minister of several portfolios during COVID-19 Members of Mr Morrison’s cabinet were kept in the dark about … Read more

A year later, Ottawa has not acted on opiod overdose crisis

One year ago, the federal government was told that if it wanted to stem the tide of overdose deaths from a toxic drug supply, it needed to regulate that supply. “Regulation of drugs will have the greatest impact on ending the drug toxicity death crisis,” the expert task force on substance use told the government … Read more

More than $10 million in assistance claims denied as Australians caught trying to rort flood support

Tens of thousands of fraudulent flood assistance claims have been made this year, with more than $10 million dollars in support denied. Key points: There have been 3.5 million claims for flood support between February 28, 2022 and July 31, 2022 There have been more than 27,770 claims that have raised suspicions More than 793 … Read more

‘They’re OK with us dying’: A year later, Ottawa has not acted on opiod overdose crisis

One year ago, the federal government was told that if it wanted to stem the tide of overdose deaths from a toxic drug supply, it needed to regulate that supply. “Regulation of drugs will have the greatest impact on ending the drug toxicity death crisis,” the expert task force on substance use told the government … Read more

Peter Dutton says Australia needs 'deterrents' in place for peace in the region | 7.30 – ABC News (Australia)

Peter Dutton says Australia needs ‘deterrents’ in place for peace in the region | 7.30  ABC News (Australia) Dutton defends Marles and backs his nuclear submarine remarks  Sky News Australia Dutton not going to bend on issue of China and ‘nor should he’  Sky News Australia Opposition Leader Peter Dutton warns world to heed Russia mistake and front … Read more

The rising cost of living and global economic uncertainty mean older Australians such as Brett are delaying retirement

When Brett Clements got his first job at 15, he dreamed that, if he worked hard, he would be able to enjoy the fruits of his labour and retire at 40, but it wasn’t to be. Key points: The Superannuation Association of Australia estimates a single person needs $545,000 to retire comfortably One million people … Read more

ACT partners with federal government to build new composting and recycling facilities, cut emissions by a third

The federal government has announced $13 million in funding for a new large-scale composting facility in Canberra. Key points: The facility will divert 50,000 tonnes of food and garden waste from landfill annually  A new materials recovery centre will also be built to improve the quality of recycled products  A recycling advocate says education is key … Read more

Washington gets more monkeypox vaccines as cases rise.

Another 6,900 monkeypox vaccine doses are en route to Washington state and could start arriving by this weekend — but health officials acknowledge it won’t be enough to meet the need. Why it matters: The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Washington has roughly doubled every seven to eight days, with 166 cases reported as … Read more