Week in Brief: 24–30 June 2018

30 June 2018

Week in Brief: 24–30 June 2018

Labor announces, reverses, plan to repeal legislated tax cuts

After announcing on Tuesday that Labor would repeal the tax cuts legislated by the Government for businesses with a turnover of $10 to $50 million if they won government, Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten has reversed his position, stating that the proposed repeal was “creating great uncertainty”.

See the ABC’s coverage of this story here.


Government concedes final stage of tax cuts won’t pass Senate

The Government’s plans to legislate company tax cuts for businesses with a turnover of over $50 million have been put on hold, as the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann concedes that the Coalition has “not yet been able to secure the necessary support”.

See the ABC’s coverage of this story here.


US Supreme court upholds Trump’s travel ban

US President Donald Trump has hailed “a tremendous victory for the American people” as the US Supreme Court upheld Mr Trump’s policy of denying entry to arrivals from several predominantly Muslim countries in a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here. 


Putin, Trump set to meet

Following talks in the Kremlin between US National Security Advisor, John Bolton and President Vladimir Putin of Russia, it has been announced that President Trump and President Putin will hold a summit, expected to take place after President Trump’s visit to Brussels and Britain next month.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


US Supreme Court’s Kennedy resigns

After 30 years on the bench of the Supreme Court, eighty-one-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation from the Supreme Court effective 31 July, giving President Donald Trump another opportunity to appoint a Justice to the Court.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Five dead after shooting in US newspaper offices

A white male in his 30s opened fire with a shotgun on staff in the offices of the local Maryland paper The Capital Gazette on Thursday, killing five people and injuring several others.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Did you know?

There’s around 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of greasy matter in the Milky Way – enough to make 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter.

Read more at the ABC.

Quote of the Week

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

Dale Harbison Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People


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