Budget 2018: Bill Shorten to ramp up attack on Government’s tax cuts in reply speech – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Bill Shorten to ramp up attack on Government’s tax cuts in reply speech – Budget 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 05:42:39 Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is expected to lay out his own plan for tax cuts tonight when he gives his budget reply speech in Canberra. Political debate has been intensifying over the Coalition’s plan to restructure the tax system, which was the centrepiece of …

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 06, 2018 16:09:35 Photo: Trump gave the controversial speech at the NRA annual convention in Dallas. (AP: Sue Ogrocki) US President Donald Trump has sparked anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent the deadly Paris attacks in 2015, and linking a …

Morning mail: uproar over Michelle Wolf’s speech | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 30 April. Top stories Several prominent US political reporters have joined Republicans in criticising comedian Michelle Wolf’s speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner, in which she roasted Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other members …

Emmanuel Macron urges US to reject nationalism in speech to US Congress largely directed at Trump – Donald Trump’s America

Emmanuel Macron urges US to reject nationalism in speech to US Congress largely directed at Trump – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 26, 2018 05:14:35 Photo: Emmanuel Macron arrives for his address to a joint meeting of US Congress. (AP: Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Related Story: Trump hails ‘honourable’ Kim, says North wants summit ‘as soon as possible’ Related Story: ‘Mission accomplished’: Donald Trump praises air strikes on Syria French President …

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Posted April 21, 2018 17:31:16 Photo: Portman’s representative had said recent events in Israel were “extremely distressing to her”. (AP: Jordan Strauss) Oscar award-winning actress Natalie Portman has said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be …

Greg Hunt interview goes off rails over ‘free speech’ and gay conversion therapy | Australia news

Greg Hunt has repeatedly questioned whether an ABC presenter believes in “freedom of speech” in an interview defending Victorian Liberal members’ plans to debate gay conversion therapy. The health minister told Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas he does not support gay conversion therapy but refused to say if he was …

Commonwealth Games: Annastacia Palaszczuk releases opening ceremony speech she would have made

Commonwealth Games: Annastacia Palaszczuk releases opening ceremony speech she would have made

Updated April 04, 2018 08:28:03 A feud between Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie over speaking duties at tonight’s opening ceremony continues, with Ms Palaszczuk taking the extraordinary step of revealing what she would have said, had she been given the chance. The speech …

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Posted April 01, 2018 05:02:53 There are fears that newly proposed laws in Nigeria which stipulate a death penalty for hate speech will severely undermine freedom of expression in Africa’s largest democracy. Key points: The fierce public debate comes ahead of the 2019 general election Proponents say it is necessary …

John F Kennedy’s ‘lost’ speech after assassination recreated by sound engineers

John F Kennedy’s ‘lost’ speech after assassination recreated by sound engineers

Updated March 17, 2018 15:10:17 Video: John F Kennedy’s final undelivered speech recreated (ABC News) Sound engineers have managed to construct the speech former US president John F Kennedy was about to make before he was assassinated in 1963. Key points: Sound engineers looked at John F Kennedy’s pitch and …

Malala Yousafzai wipes away tears during speech in first return to Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai wipes away tears during speech in first return to Pakistan

Posted March 30, 2018 10:39:23 Video: Activist Malala Yousafzai breaks down in tears during address in Pakistan (ABC News) When she left Pakistan six years ago, she was barely clinging to life. Now Malala Yousafzai has returned a national hero and probably one of the most-recognisable Pakistanis in the world. …