Andrews’ position under serious strain

                                        DANIEL ANDREWS PRESSER

                                        Skyrocketing cases, a growing death toll, damning hotel quarantine revelations and a sharp collapse in voter support – are Daniel Andrews’ days numbered?

                                        PM dismisses calls for politician pay cuts

                                        PARLIAMENT and PM

                                        Scott Morrison has branded calls for politicians to take a $1000-a-day pay cut while parliament isn’t sitting as “clickbait politics”.

                                        Trump ‘most tested man in America’

                                        Donald Trump’s press secretary has described him as “the most tested man in America”, with the US President revealing he has a COVID-19 test “on average” once a day.

                                        Woman with a plan to topple Ardern

                                        a a a a a

                                        In weeks, New Zealanders will decide whether Jacinda Ardern will remain as their PM. It had been a shoo-in until this woman turned up.

                                        The test Trump thought was ‘very hard’

                                        The cognitive test Mr Trump has bragged about "acing".

                                        Donald Trump says his opponent in the upcoming US election could not answer the questions on this test. Judge how hard they are for yourself.

                                        PM and Trump discuss virus amid spikes

                                        NCA NewsWire

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken to US President Donald Trump as the US recorded its highest spike in cases and so did Victoria.

                                        Mandela’s daughter positive for COVID-19

                                        FILE: Zindzi Mandela Dies At Age 59. The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) USA Celebrates Nelson Mandela

                                        Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before her sudden death at the age of 59, her family have said.

                                        Another political implosion rocks NZ

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Makes Three Waters Infrastructure Announcement

                                        New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s re-election hopes have been bolstered again today, with her opposition plunging into worse turmoil.

                                        Ivanka’s ‘tone deaf’ tweet slammed

                                        The US President’s daughter has just launched a new jobs campaign – but it immediately sparked fury and claims she’s “out of touch”.

                                        Tweet haunts leader hoping to beat Ardern

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Makes Three Waters Infrastructure Announcement

                                        With just weeks before Kiwis go to the polls the Opposition has elected a new leader, nicknamed “Crusher”, but a deleted tweet is raising eyebrows.

                                        ‘Catastrophic’ U-turn benefiting Ardern

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Visits New Redcliffs School Campus

                                        She was already odds-on to win, but the New Zealand opposition may have just handed Jacinda Ardern victory, nine weeks before the election.

                                        Aussie billionaire calls for NSW lockdown

                                        With coronavirus cases in NSW remerging, Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has argued the entire state should lockdown. And now.

                                        Gillard’s cheeky Tony Abbott dig

                                        Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has taken a subtle swipe at US President Donald Trump during tonight's Q and A. Picture: ABC

                                        They famously clashed during their time in politics – and now, our first female leader has made another hilarious swipe at her former rival.

                                        Nelson Mandela’s daughter dead at 59

                                        Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, meets Zindzi Mandela, right, the daughter of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. South African President, Jacob Zuma, announced the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, to the media Thursday evening Dec. 5, 2013, in South Africa. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool) Picture: Ap

                                        Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of just 59, her family has confirmed.

                                        Trump considered selling US territory

                                        The US governed island of Puerto Rico, which US President Donald Trump reportedly considered selling. Picture: Google Maps.

                                        The US President once looked to buy Greenland, now reports have emerged that he tried to sell a chunk of the US as well.

                                        ‘I had no inkling’: Gillard’s surprise

                                        Former prime minister Julia Gillard has opened up about how she coped during the toxic days that plagued her in a candid new interview.

                                        Hidden re-election advantage for Trump

                                        Trump holds roundtable with Hispanic leaders

                                        The President’s approval ratings have plummeted and he faces an uphill fight in the polls but there is one major factor in his favour.

                                        ‘Disgraceful’: PM slams Labor tactic

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Suspension Of Extradition Policy With Hong Kong

                                        Scott Morrison has lashed out at a new website set up by Labor to attack the government, described as “fearmongering during a pandemic”.

                                        Trump suffers devastating loss in court

                                        Trump holds roundtable with Hispanic leaders

                                        US President Donald Trump has copped a massive legal setback in his effort to stop investigators from looking at his financial records.

                                        Sick slur buried in government site

                                        A racial slur was spotted in the CAPTCHA code on a Georgia Department of Public Health website. Picture: Twitter

                                        A shocking racist term has been spotted on a US government website in the midst of the nation’s Black Lives Matter movement.

                                        WHO virus inquiry leaders named

                                        The leaders of a WHO probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic have been named with a famous Antipodean in the hot seat.

                                        Govt suspends extradition treaty with HK

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Suspension Of Extradition Policy With Hong Kong

                                        The PM has officially announced the suspension of a key extradition treaty with Hong Kong in light of China’s new security law.

                                        ‘Stop meddling’: China slams PM

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Suspension Of Extradition Policy With Hong Kong

                                        China has unleashed on Scott Morrison, saying it “deplores” his comments today and urging him to stop getting involved in its affairs.

                                        Waitress who shut down ‘racist’ CEO

                                        Gennica Cochran has spoken out about the racist incident. Picture: GoFundMe

                                        When a tech boss started racially abusing an Asian family at a restaurant recently, waitress Gennica Cochran put him in his place.

                                        Huge twist in ‘anonymous’ racist letter

                                        US politician Jonathan Lopez has admitted to sending this 'anonymous' letter to himself. Picture: Twitter

                                        Jonathan Lopez claimed to have received a shocking note last month. But it turns out there’s more to the story than meets the eye.

                                        ‘Resign’: Pressure mounts on Andrews

                                        Victoria To Go Into Further Lockdown As State Records Highest Ever Number Of New COVID-19 Cases

                                        Daniel Andrews blamed the “complacency” of Melburnians for the second wave of COVID-19. Many say it’s his fault – and he should quit.

                                        ‘Get out’: Racist CEO instantly booted

                                        The clip of the CEO abusing the family has gone viral. Picture: Twitter

                                        A US tech start-up boss has been caught on camera horrifically abusing an Asian family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant.

                                        Trump officially pulls US from WHO

                                        The US President has followed through on threats to leave the UN’s health body over its coronavirus response, formally beginning the withdrawal.

                                        Brazilian president positive for virus

                                        Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, who infamously described coronavirus as a “little flu”, says he has now tested positive for COVID-19.

                                        Health minister’s TV admission

                                        Health Minister Greg Hunt appears on A Current Affair.

                                        Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt made some startling admissions over Victoria’s COVID-19 spike in interviews on Tuesday night.

                                        Statement comes back to haunt China

                                        A statement made by Beijing three years ago is proving to be rather awkward now its trying tell other countries to mind their own business.

                                        ‘Team of 5 million’ turning on Ardern

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Announces National School Rebuild Programme

                                        It has been a testing few weeks for Jacinda Ardern. New Zealand is facing one big risk, and if she fails that test, “all bets are off”.

                                        Resignation to spark major shake-up

                                        NCA NewsWire

                                        The not-so-shocking departure of finance minister Mathias Cormann has set the scene for a major shake-up of Scott Morrison’s economic team.

                                        Glaring problem Albanese can’t escape

                                        There is one big takeaway from Eden-Monaro for Labor leader Anthony Albanese, and it’s not great, whether Labor wins or loses.

                                        Trump lashes out at ‘cancel culture’

                                        US President Donald Trump has lashed out at “far left fascism” in a controversial July 4th celebration at Mount Rushmore.

                                        Cormann to quit after PM insult

                                        Australia’s longest serving Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann, is set to quit politics after calling Scott Morrison a “control freak”.

                                        Maxwell to turn on high-profile sex ring

                                        Within hours of Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend’s arrest, prosecutors say they expect her to turn on other high-profile sex ring suspects.

                                        Under fire Ardern suffers major loss

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Gives Post Cabinet Press Conference

                                        Embattled NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of one of her senior ministers following a series of COVID-19 bungles.

                                        ‘President for life’: Putin seizes power

                                        Vladimir Putin has significantly strengthened his grip on power in Russia, ensuring he can stay in control of the country for the rest of his life.

                                        ‘No questions’ $1500 cash payment

                                        Daniel Andrews Presser

                                        Premier Daniel Andrews says people in Victoria’s coronavirus hotspots don’t have time to get tested — and he’s now offering cash.

                                        What China knew about Aussie report

                                        Australia “briefed” China over Australia’s $270bn defence boost after rising tensions in the region have caused circumstances to “deteriorate”.

                                        Grim prediction as US election nears

                                        Donald Trump

                                        America’s top expert on the coronavirus has made a deeply worrying prediction as the country wrestles with its upcoming election.

                                        Trump the ‘most informed person on earth’

                                        White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has fired back at a suggestion Donald Trump doesn’t read with an extraordinary claim.

                                        $270b for aggressive new Aussie military

                                        An Australian Army 1st Armoured Regiment M1A1 Abrams tank fires a 120mm round from its main gun in a Support By Fire serial during the Warfiighter activity at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, QLD. *** Local Caption *** Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise has culminated with an impressive display of live-fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, 1 June to 3 July 2019. Led by the 1st Armoured Regiment, the Warfighter involved more than 900 personnel from across Australia including, cavalry, infantry, engineers, artillery, advanced medical and logistics support. The exercise incorporated dry and blank firing at the Combat Team level before working up to the three-day live fire activity, culminating in a combined arms Battle Group attack on the Lemon Tree Complex. The activity confirmed the Battle Group’s ability to provide agile Combat Teams in support of the 1st Brigade as it prepares to assume responsibility as Army’s READY brigade from 1 October 2019. Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise has culminated with an impressive display of live fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, 1 June to 3 July 2019.

                                        Scott Morrison will warn Australians to prepare for a more “dangerous” post-COVID world as he announces a move against China.

                                        ‘Do something quickly’: US virus surge

                                        America’s top disease expert Anthony Fauci has made a grim prediction for the US if it cannot get coronavirus cases under control.

                                        ‘Truly despicable’: White House fires back

                                        Donald Trump’s press secretary has hit back fiercely at questions on what Donald Trump has been told about a fresh Russia scandal.

                                        ‘Pisses me off’: Barack Obama lashes out

                                        Barack Obama has taken his biggest swipe yet at the man who replaced him in the White House. Two words from Donald Trump set him off.

                                        Trump’s ‘sadistic’ calls to ScoMo exposed

                                        A “jaw-dropping” US report has claimed Donald Trump bullied world leaders, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during “sadistic” phone calls.

                                        Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump

                                        Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump, a local prosecutor reportedly said.

                                        ‘It’s alarming’: Trump ‘kept in the dark’

                                        The United States reportedly knew “months ago” that Russia had orchestrated a scheme to get its soldiers killed. But the President wasn’t told.

                                        Trump deletes ‘white power’ tweet

                                        Donald Trump

                                        In a rare move, President Donald Trump has deleted a tweet approving a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power”.

                                        ‘She lied’: Week Ardern wants to forget

                                        New Zealand Government Gives Coronavirus Update Following New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

                                        After months of positive press, a monumental blunder has led NZ PM Jacinda Ardern to come crashing down to earth this week.

                                        ‘Strange’: New Kim health rumours

                                        Kim Jong Un

                                        Japan has flamed the ongoing speculation about North Korea’s leader, citing “suspicions” over the dictator’s health after disappearing.

                                        Danger of Trump’s repeated claims

                                        Daily coronavirus task force briefing

                                        There’s a line that Donald Trump repeats almost every day, and has for months now, that’s no closer to being true – and it’s probably costing lives.

                                        Four signs the US is ‘a failing state’

                                        Erik Ventura

                                        Considered the greatest country on earth for generations, America is far from dominant these days – and could be on the verge of becoming a failing state.

                                        The dumbest trick ever pulled on Trump

                                        Donald Trump

                                        Even after the dismal turnout at Donald Trump’s recent political rally, his opponents still didn’t manage to out-stupid him. This is why.

                                        Trump ‘damaging’ Aus-US relationship

                                        John Bolton has unleashed on Donald Trump on 7:30, saying he is damaging the relationship with Australia and things will only get worse if he’s re-elected.

                                        Qantas boss’s JobKeeper plea to PM

                                        Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is in talks with the Federal Government about ongoing financial support after the airline took an axe to its workforce.

                                        PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea

                                        Scott Morrison has rejected the pleas of numerous Australian icons to extend JobKeeper for a group of Australians beyond September.

                                        Protesters scatter after Trump rally clash

                                        The crowd in Phoenix. Picture: Twitter/@kiradenise

                                        Protesters outside Donald Trump’s latest rally ran from police after their event was declared an “unlawful assembly” and bangs rang out.

                                        Trump’s stern warning: ‘Beware’

                                        Donald Trump

                                        Twitter has flagged a tweet by Donald Trump after he posted that any attempts to set up a new autonomous zone would be met with “serious force”.

                                        ‘Surrender note’: Albo’s letter to PM

                                        LEtter from Anthony Albanese to PM.

                                        Labor leader Anthony Albanese has written a letter to PM Scott Morrison dubbed “a surrender note”, suggesting an end to a stalemate.

                                        Aussie doc says virus border like Nazi Germany

                                        A top doctor has been slammed after “disgraceful” comments that likened Western Australia’s border virus controls to Nazi Germany.

                                        China’s aggression sparks ‘urgent’ warning


                                        The superpower’s recent conflict with India is just the latest sign of aggression in the region and the PM needs to act now, a new report says.

                                        The tiny piece of land China demands

                                        China's National People's Congress (NPC) - Second Plenary Meeting

                                        It is the tiny piece of land that China’s leader wants because it is a source of national pride. But it is causing a diplomatic minefield.

                                        The humiliation China can’t forget

                                        Hong Kong Marks New Year With Anti-Government Protests

                                        It is the sore point that represents humiliation for China going back more than 150 years. And it’s something Beijing won’t let go.

                                        Trump: ‘She’s not allowed to do that’

                                        Trump holds first campaign rally since virus erupted

                                        President Trump has spoken out about an explosive book written by his niece, saying she was “not allowed” to write it because of a nondisclosure agreement.

                                        Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced MP

                                        When secret tapes engulfed the career of Adem Somyurek, Labor leader Anthony Albanese declared he “barely met the bloke”. That’s not the case.

                                        ‘Utter nonsense’: Trump’s excuse mocked

                                        A former adviser to Donald Trump has rubbished a key argument the President used to profess his innocence in the impeachment trial.

                                        MPs want super rise dumped

                                        Coalition ministers have been slammed for wanting to force more people to retire in poverty after calling for an increase to be delayed.

                                        Trump’s own words blow up in his face

                                        Donald Trump

                                        Donald Trump has been mocked in the wake of his much-hyped rally yesterday. His own words have only made the situation worse.

                                        ‘Cold and ruthless’: Kim Jong-un’s sister

                                        She’s been described as cold, ruthless and haughty. Now North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong is making a power play in the Hermit Kingdom.

                                        Act that triggered North Korean explosion

                                        Years of simmering tensions reached boiling point, when a simple act by a South Korean group saw the North react explosively.

                                        ‘You got rocked’: Trump trolled

                                        The campaign team blamed violent protesters and media bias for the poor turnout, but a strategist says the real reason poses a deeper issue.

                                        One week until controversial China law

                                        Hong Kong Legislative Council Election Begins

                                        China’s top lawmaking body has announced a move that raises the possibility of the enactment of a law that has stirred debate and fears.

                                        Trump’s gobsmacking 14-minute rant

                                        "Hey God, it's ya boi Trump. You there?"

                                        Today, Donald Trump held his first political rally in months. It included one stunning stream of consciousness that lasted 14 minutes.

                                        Epstein prosecutor drops massive bomb

                                        Geoffrey Berman, the man who oversaw investigations of Trump allies and Jeffrey Epstein, is blocking moves by the White House to sack him.

                                        Two worrying options in China-India clash

                                        The China-India border spat is pushing leaders to make a choice between a rock and a hard place - and it’s a cause for concern for us all.

                                        ‘He’s a traitor’: Backlash turns ugly

                                        The man behind a tell-all book about Donald Trump is being panned from all directions, and the insults are getting uglier and uglier.

                                        'Traitor': Trump ally unleashes on ex-aide

                                        Donald Trump

                                        US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unleashed on John Bolton, labelling the former top Trump aide a “traitor” over his tell-all book.

                                        Real enemy in Labor Party scandal

                                        Adem Somyurek

                                        The ALP has come spectacularly unstuck this week – but the root of its troubles run much deeper than one prime time TV sting.

                                        ‘Shotgun blast’: Trump rages over decision

                                        Donald Trump

                                        Thousands of young immigrants are celebrating in America, after the US Supreme Court ruled against Donald Trump’s bid to end a key Obama-era program.

                                        Trump furiously reacts to damning claims

                                        US President Donald Trump departs the White House for Camp David

                                        An explosive new book written by one of Donald Trump’s former advisers contains a series of damning revelations about the President.

                                        Liberal MP’s ‘shameful’ slavery tweet


                                        A Liberal MP has been accused of “joking about slavery” with a historically inaccurate tweet about the Egyptian pyramids.

                                        North Korea sends bold video message

                                        North Korea has upped the ante even further by broadcasting footage of an explosion in the DMZ on state television linking it to South Korea.

                                        What’s behind North Korea attack

                                        A North Korean government official insider has revealed what is behind the regime’s new hard-line stance towards the South.

                                        ‘Three guys’: Vile group chat about staffer

                                        Chris Janicek

                                        A nominee for the US Senate has been caught out describing a graphic imagined sex scene involving a female staffer – who was also in the group chat.

                                        Trump changes police rules after protests

                                        After weeks of protests, Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing that he said would massively shake up the system.

                                        Payne: China creating ‘fear and division’

                                        The Foreign Minister has slammed China for spreading disinformation amid escalating trade tensions with Australia’s key trade partner.

                                        North Korean warning we all ignored

                                        Over the weekend, the little-known sister of Kim Jong-un issued a warning. Then North Korea launched an attack that signalled a new power behind the throne.

                                        Coco Pops accused of being racist

                                        A number of brands have been thrust into the spotlight for racial insensitivity this week and now the breakfast cereal has been forced to respond.

                                        George Pell offers tips to ‘survive suffering’

                                        Two months after he walked from prison, Cardinal George Pell beamed into a meeting of Australian university students to talk about suffering.

                                        Aussie faces firing squad in China

                                        Supplied  Karm Gillespie Facebook

                                        Victoria has close ties with China but Premier Daniel Andrews says he can’t help Australian Karm Gillespie, who is facing the firing squad.

                                        Kim Jong-un’s sister explodes with fury

                                        Kim Yo Jong

                                        Tensions on the Korean peninsular are heating up as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong threatens military action.

                                        Labor MP’s shocking insults at colleagues

                                        A senior Victorian government minister has been accused of branch-stacking amid accusations he called the Minister for Women a “b*tch”.

                                        Anger at defaced Howard, Abbott statues

                                        President of Botanic Gardens

                                        Australia’s trade minister has taken aim at vandals who have defaced statues of Australian prime ministers Tony Abbott and John Howard.

                                        Trump backflips on Juneteenth rally

                                        Trump holds 'Keep America Great' campaign rally

                                        US President Donald Trump has rescheduled his much-hyped Juneteenth comeback rally following backlash from African American leaders.

                                        Xi Jinping's mysterious daughter

                                        Supplied  Chinese President Xi Jinping's daughter Xi Mingze. Supplied

                                        She’s the only child of the world’s second most powerful leader – but unlike Ivanka Trump or Sasha Obama, few people know her name.

                                        China’s feud with Australia worsens

                                        Sydney Chinese Restaurants And Businesses Struggle To Stay Open Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

                                        China has warned Australia needs to do some “soul searching” and face up to its problems with racism as the feud heats up.

                                        Kim’s ‘alter ego’ steps out of the darkness

                                        It wasn’t long ago that Kim Jong-un had his sister carrying his ashtray around. Now she holds immense power in the North Korean regime.

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