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Jan 30, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
More than three decades after terrorists brought down an American airliner over Lockerbie in Scotland, families who lost loved ones are finally hoping to see justice. #abc730… “The idea that they were coming home for Christmas and were blown out of the sky and took minutes to fall to earth … you couldn’t sleep when you thought about that.” – Bill Barr, former US Attorney-General #abc730
Jan 30, 2023 9 tweets 6 min read
Tech billionaire @billgates is one of the best-known figures on the planet, responsible for decades of philanthropy targeting poverty, disease, infant mortality and more recently COVID-19. He spoke to @FergusonNews. #abc730 "I think Australia will be able to export green hydrogen and other clean products. It is certainly a country where the opportunity in a green economy is greater than it has been in the past." – @billgates #abc730
Jan 23, 2023 12 tweets 7 min read
The days of being swamped with politicians talking about COVID already seem like a long time ago. But the virus continues to run rampant, making a lot of Australians sick and killing many, even if we don't seem to be talking about it publicly as much. #abc730 Joining @latingle in the studio to discuss the nation’s latest COVID strategy are @CrabbBrendan, @nadahamad, and @RDNS_TAI. #abc730
Jan 23, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Nearly 18 months after unveiling the AUKUS agreement, the federal government is preparing to announce exactly how it plans on acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. North American correspondent @jademacmillan1 spoke to members of Congress about the path ahead. #abc730 “If AUKUS really works the way it should, there should be contribution into this program from the UK and Australia. And I think that shows that, you know, that’s a force multiplier that can really help take on the larger demand.” – Rep. Joe Courtney, Democrat #abc730
Dec 21, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
A referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be one of the biggest issues confronting the country next year. @latingle spoke to @mdavisqlder about what the Voice can be, and why she remains optimistic about its future. #abc730 "I think one of the reasons the Voice became the primary focus of Indigenous constitutional recognition is that we actually don't have much input at all into laws and policies that are made about our lives and our communities." – @mdavisqlder #abc730
Dec 21, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Tasmanians have long wanted their own AFL team, and they’re closer than ever to getting one. But the AFL has made it clear a local team is contingent on the island state building a brand new stadium. #abc730 “Just about everyone I speak to shares my view that it would be unconscionable to spend that sort of money at a time that the state has so many other challenges.” – Andrew Wilkie, Independent MHR #abc730
Dec 20, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Kim Beazley once remarked that he had spent much of his public life engaged in questions about Australia's defence. Now as the new chairman of the Australian War Memorial, he's the custodian of the memories so central to our national myth-making. #abc730 "It is a great institution. It's the best of its kind globally. And it's of course constantly experiencing requirements to expand, because we get committed to conflicts and get committed to humanitarian missions and peacekeeping." – Kim Beazley #abc730
Dec 20, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
The Albanese government has introduced tax breaks intended to make EVs more affordable – but drivers who have already made the switch say the nation needs to do more to embrace the electric revolution. #abc730 “If I didn’t have a charger … I’d need to go to a public charger. They are pretty few and far between at the moment. It’s getting better but there’s not one really close by, so it’d be pretty inconvenient.” – Sam Wright #abc730
Dec 20, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Jill Wine-Banks is a former Watergate prosecutor and has been following the January 6 investigation closely. She spoke to @latingle. @JillWineBanks #abc730 "The evidence did not come from Democrats. The evidence came from those who knew what was going on and those are the people who were inside the White House, people who were inside the campaign." – @JillWineBanks #abc730
Dec 8, 2022 11 tweets 8 min read
Two years ago the previous government commissioned a review of the system supposed to protect Australia's environment. Graeme Samuel's report was scathing and called for a complete overhaul. #abc730 #auspol The new government responded to that report today with a suite of reforms including a new environmental agency and new federal regulations. #abc730 #auspol
Nov 3, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
Days out from this year's United Nations climate summit in Egypt, activist @gretathunberg has called for more ambitious cuts to global emissions, while expressing scepticism that the summit will deliver them. #abc730 .@gretathunberg spoke to @FergusonNews from her home in Sweden. #abc730
Nov 3, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Tensions between the Albanese government and major gas exporters escalated today. The Industry Minister blamed the current gas price crisis on “a glut of greed” by the industry. The government is weighing dramatic intervention to force prices down. #abc730 #auspol .@David_Speers interviews Samantha McCulloch, chief executive of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, which represents gas producers. #abc730
Nov 1, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
The Albanese government wants to drive higher wage growth and says workplace reforms it introduced to parliament last week are the key. But a bid to give workers more power by restoring multi-employer bargaining has business groups and some Senate crossbenchers worried. #abc730 "The Productivity Commission put a report out a few months ago that said if you look back since 1900 ... 80 per cent of real wage growth has come as a result of productivity improvements, so the real question is how do we drive productivity?" – @TimReedBCA #abc730
Nov 1, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Millions of Australians are dealing with the theft of some of their most sensitive private details, after hackers targeted some of the nation’s most prominent companies. Now there are moves for tougher penalties and regulation to protect consumers. #abc730 “We’re in a game of cat and mouse between the good guys and the bad guys, or the organisations and the hackers. And to be honest with you, the hackers are in front at the moment.” – Ben Walker, cyber security analyst #abc730
Aug 17, 2022 10 tweets 8 min read
Former prime minister Scott Morrison fronted the cameras today in a new attempt to reframe his decision to secretly appoint himself to five powerful ministerial portfolios within his own cabinet. @latingle #abc730 #auspol “It’s a little known fact that the Prime Minister is not mentioned in the constitution. The constitution speaks of Ministers of State. And our system of government works on the principle of collective responsibility for decisions exercised by the cabinet.” - @latingle #abc730
Aug 16, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Demand for Australian-made fashion is booming, but manufacturers can't keep up with the demand. They're turning down high-end brands including some of Europe's biggest names because they don't have enough skilled staff. #abc730 “For Cue, it’s so important to be manufacturing in Australia because we like to be in the now, in the absolute moment. The only way to get that sort of speed to market is to be able to manufacture locally.” – Justin Levis, Cue Clothing #abc730
Aug 16, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Newmarch House became an early symbol of the COVID crisis in nursing homes. For the past three weeks, their loved ones have been taken back through those extraordinary days as witnesses gave evidence at an inquest into the deaths. #abc730 “No one seemed to know what the chain of command was. So I think it was very evident from the evidence that we’ve got that the house was just in complete chaos. And that didn’t end until the outbreak did.” – Emily Clarke, class action lawyer #abc730
Aug 16, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
Sarah Ferguson speaks to former prime minister John Howard about Scott Morrison secretly appointing himself to five ministries, and his latest book, A Sense of Balance. #abc730 "I've indicated that it is a matter for Scott [Morrison] to explain and contextualise. I think most people, and allow me the expression of this opinion, most people are going to say, 'Well, that's interesting, but let's get on with the present and the future.'" – John Howard
Aug 15, 2022 12 tweets 7 min read
Former prime minister @TurnbullMalcolm has thrown his support behind an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, declaring he'll vote yes when a referendum is held. His intervention is notable, because when he was prime minister, he opposed the Voice. #abc730 "It has achieved enormous momentum. It is the only form of constitutional recognition that Indigenous Australians are seeking. After centuries of disempowerment and dispossession, we need a very good reason to oppose it." – @TurnbullMalcolm #abc730
Aug 15, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
The rental crisis shows no signs of abating. In some parts of the country, finding somewhere to live has never been harder. While rents are rising, house prices are decreasing, pitting tenants and landlords against each other. #abc730 "It's ridiculous. I apply all the time. I go to inspections all the time ... some of the places, you don't have a chance to apply for them." – Lauren Koplin #abc730
Mar 31, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
"There's enormous detail there. Not the least of which is our five point plan to fix aged care." - Opposition Leader @AlboMP. #abc730 #auspol "If you don't fix workforce issues, if you don't fix the issue of getting nurses back into nursing homes, increased pay for aged care workers, then you won't solve the crisis in aged care." - Opposition Leader @AlboMP. #abc730 #auspol