Entries by Matt McDonald

Facebook backflips, agrees to unblock Australian news

Facebook will restore news content to Australian users after a last-minute deal with the Federal Government. The Government has agreed to make some final amendments to its news media bargaining code ahead of an expected vote in the Senate by tomorrow. As a result, Facebook will unblock Australia news ‘in coming days’. “We’ve been pleased […]

New allegations against man accused of raping govt staffer

A fourth woman has reportedly come forward with allegations against a man who is accused of raping former government staffer Brittany Higgins. According to the ABC, the woman has accused the man of stroking her thigh while attending drinks with colleagues at a Canberra bar in 2017. She told the broadcaster that it was ‘completely […]

Unemployment continues to fall as COVID recovery continues

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen again as the economy bounces back from the COVID pandemic. The jobless rate fell from 6.6 per cent in December to 6.4 per cent in January, beating market expectations. Overall, 29,100 jobs were added to the economy last month. Full-time positions increased by 59,000 while there was a drop of […]

Police officer stabbed in chest at Cairns shopping centre

A Police officer is in a serious condition after being stabbed at a shopping centre in Far North Queensland. The 50-year-old male officer was patrolling the Cairns Central shopping centre around 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the officer came across a man in a stairwell before the man allegedly stabbed him twice in the […]