Week in Brief: 1–7 July 2018

8 July 2018

Week in Brief: 1–7 July 2018

Government rejects proposed GST distribution plan

The Government has rejected the Productivity Commission’s recommendation on how GST revenue should be distributed, instead announcing a proposal “where no state will be worse off and indeed every state will be better off.”

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Abbott urges Australia to leave Paris Agreement which he signed

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Australia to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which he signed up to as Prime Minister in 2015.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Father’s body found a few kilometres from dead children

The body of 68 year old John Edwards was found on Friday a few kilometers from the West Pennant Hills home in which he shot his two teenage children.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here. 


No apology from Lleyonhelm

Liberal Democrat Senator David Lleyonhelm has refused to apologise for telling Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to “stop shagging men” during a parliamentary debate regarding violence against women.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Adelaide Archbishop sentenced for concealing abuse

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months detention on Tuesday for concealing child sexual abuse, and is the most senior Catholic official to be convicted of the offence.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


“Trump baby” will fly over Parliament Square

A balloon effigy of US President Donald Trump has been permitted to fly over London’s Parliament Square during the President’s state visit scheduled for next week.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Did you know?

The Scots language has 421 words for snow, including “snaw-pouther” (a fine driving snow), and “flindrikin” (a slight snow shower).

Read more at the BBC and at the Historical Thesaurus of Scots

Quote of the Week

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.”

Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian and mathematician


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