The trial of the man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins begins today in Canberra. The case revolves around the allegation that Ms Higgins was raped in the parliament building in March 2019. Bruce Lehrmann has been charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent. Mr Lehrmann pleads innocent.
Sky News presenter James Morrow says there are now “ideological tests” for “absolutely everything”. This comes after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrote in The Australian: “Being against an anti-corruption commission doesn’t make you anti-honest government; just as being against an Indigenous vote doesn’t make you anti-Aboriginal; and being against being dumping the crown makes … Read more
Sky News presenter Paul Murray says Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to conduct “some sort of nuclear test” in the coming days. “A military train carrying nuclear weapons is currently en route to … the parts of the world that may be back under Russian control,” Mr Murray said. “It is expected that he … Read more
Sky News Business Editor Ross Greenwood says the market reaction to the RBA’s decision to raise interest rates for the sixth straight month has been “astonishing”. The Reserve Bank raised its official cash interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.60 percent on Tuesday. “It was a surprise, no doubt about it,” Mr Greenwood told … Read more
The U-turn of British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was a reversal of only a “small portion” of their government’s mini-budget, says former Attorney General George Brandis. “There was a reversal of one element, which, as part of the whole package, was actually a relatively small part,” Mr Brandis told Sky News … Read more
Opposition leader Peter Dutton says the RBA raising the spot rate by 25 basis points to 2.6 percent is “cold comfort” for those heavily in debt. “And of course it’s not just isolated, people are now going to pay 23 cents a liter more for their petrol, energy prices under this government continue to rise … Read more
Shadow treasurer Angus Taylor says the Reserve Bank’s decision to raise interest rates “puts a strain on the budget of so many Australians”. The Reserve Bank raised its official cash interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.60 percent on Tuesday. “We need to see policies and plans that will ease the pressure on Australian … Read more
A UN spokeswoman has stated that the organization “owns the science” about climate change, says Sky News host Rita Panahi. Ms. Panahi discussed the comment made by Melissa Fleming, the UN’s Under-Secretary General for Global Communications, which she said was a “conspiracy between the big tech and the big government to censor dissenting voices”.
Sky News editor-in-chief Ross Greenwood says the ASX is “quite something to watch” as markets react to the Reserve Bank’s decision to raise cash interest rates to 2.6 percent. “It’s been a situation where the stock market – which was already strong after that turnaround in UK tax cuts,” he told Sky News Australia. “So … Read more