Despite a landslide victory for Hong Kong’s democrats, Carrie Lam refuses to yield to protesters’ demands

Despite a landslide victory for Hong Kong’s democrats, Carrie Lam refuses to yield to protesters’ demands

November 26, 2019admin0

Updated November 26, 2019 16:43:09 Hong Kong’s embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the city’s overwhelming vote for pro-democracy candidates reveals “deficiencies in government”, but has refused to grant any more concessions to anti-Government protesters. Key points: Carrie Lam acknowledged the district council vote had a “political dimension” The pro-democracy bloc took 90 per cent…

Angus Taylor facing Clover Moore document probe by NSW Police

Angus Taylor facing Clover Moore document probe by NSW Police

November 26, 2019admin0

Updated November 26, 2019 15:28:43 Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes Angus Taylor should remain a Minister despite a NSW Police investigation into potential doctoring of documents he used to accuse Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore of excessive travel expenditure. Key points:The Financial Crimes Squad is “investigating information into the reported creation of fraudulent documentation”Angus Taylor…

Power cut to 40,000 homes, trees uprooted as storm hits Sydney

Power cut to 40,000 homes, trees uprooted as storm hits Sydney

November 26, 2019admin0

Updated November 26, 2019 15:48:09 Trees were uprooted and power was cut to 51,000 homes in less than 10 minutes after an intense burst of wild weather swept through Sydney this afternoon. Key points:An intense storm swept through Sydney just after 1pm Power has been lost to at least 40,000 homes, according to AusgridThe Bureau…

Police find body believed to be that of British tourist Aslan King

Police find body believed to be that of British tourist Aslan King

November 26, 2019admin0

Updated November 26, 2019 16:00:55 Police have found the body of British tourist Aslan King, who went missing near Victoria’s Great Ocean Road on the weekend. Key points:Mr King, 25, was last seen at a campsite at Princetown about 2:00am on SaturdayHe was camping with friends when it is believed he had a seizure, hit…

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer quits amid pressure over money laundering scandal

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer quits amid pressure over money laundering scandal

November 26, 2019admin0

Updated November 26, 2019 15:21:50 Westpac’s chief executive Brian Hartzer will step down in the wake of allegations the bank committed 23 million breaches of Australia’s anti-money laundering laws. Key points:Mr Hartzer will depart the bank next week with a full year’s $2.7 million salary, but with his unvested bonuses not paidAmongst the bank’s alleged…