Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from COVID-19

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from COVID-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84. “We have lost a remarkable and … Read more

‘Argue against the alarmism and all you get is vilification’: Alan Jones

Sky News host Alan Jones says we are living in a time when smart people are being silenced so that “stupid people” won’t be offended. Mr Jones spoke of the “comprehensive failure” of the “so-called modelling” released in Australia over the course of the pandemic. “I tried for months to dismantle this alarmism,” Mr Jones … Read more

Hope tourists, migrant workers and international students may return before Christmas

Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan is optimistic that national double-dose vaccination coverage of 80 per cent will give the nation more options. “Returning Australians first,” he told Sky News on Monday. Australia’s Trade Minister Dan Tehan. Source: AAP “Then my view is that before Christmas we can start looking at the tourists, the international … Read more

Police Say ‘Anti-Hooning’ Laws Crucial in Charging Queensland Suspect Over Burnouts in Industrial Park

By 8:49PM October 18, 2021 Queensland Police said a man had been charged after a vehicle was seen performing multiple burnouts in an industrial area near Caloundra on October 16. The vehicle, a Nissan Coupe, was witnessed being driven dangerously and causing damage to the road along Claude Boyd Parade in Bells Creek on October … Read more

AFL premiership star says mandatory vaccines ‘ethically wrong’ as AFLW player tests positive

Melbourne Demons premiership star Tom McDonald is strongly against mandatory vaccinations for AFL players, saying the move would be “ethically wrong”. Key points: McDonald said he was vaccinated and would have no issue playing against an unvaccinated player The AFL is yet to complete its vaccination policy, but the state government requires them to get … Read more

Warriors superstar Reece Walsh pleads guilty to drug possession charge

Warriors superstar fullback Reece Walsh has pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court to possessing cocaine. The 19-year-old father was arrested in the Surfers Paradise nightclub precinct in the early hours of September 26. “I’m just really embarrassed and ashamed of what happened,” Walsh said. “I’ll repay my family and friends and club and fans … Read more

Adelaide paedophile to plead guilty to an additional 138 crimes against children

The lawyer for Adelaide paedophile Jadd William Brooker has said he will plead guilty to an additional 138 crimes against children when he faces court in November. Counsel assisting HIV-positive Brooker, Tim Clarke, said the 39-year-old wishes to plead guilty to all but four of 142 offences he was charged with, including sexual exploitation of … Read more