Before I launch into this, necessary proviso: the views expressed herein are my own, and not necessarily the views of any church or company that I am a part of or affiliated with, et cetera, et cetera. All good? Bueno. You have, by this stage, probably read post after post about the “postal vote” on […]
Photo credit: Steven Tee/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Max Verstappen has won the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix after snatching the lead from polesitter Sebastian Vettel in the first two corners of the race. Starting from the front row, the Red Bull driver quickly took the lead after a brief bump with Vettel’s Ferrari. Vettel subsequently […]
Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Sebastian Vettel has positioned himself well to continue challenging for the 2017 Formula One Drivers’ World Championship, putting his Ferrari on pole for the Mexican Grand Prix. Vettel denied Red Bull’s Max Verstappen the title of “youngest-ever polesitter” by just 0.086 seconds at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez […]
Photo credit: Alex Proimos (Flickr) — CC BY 2.0 licence The long awaited High Court judgement on the so-called “Citizenship Seven” has disqualified Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Senators Fiona Nash and Malcolm Roberts, and former Senators Scott Ludlum and Larissa Waters from Parliament. Senators Nick Xenophon and Matthew Canavan have not been disqualified. A by-election […]
When I heard whispers that Aussie sweetheart Courtney Barnett was in the States working with alternative rocker Kurt Vile, I instantly knew that this pairing was a match made in heaven. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen these two as potential collaborators before!
Released on 13 October, Lotta Sea Lice was a very long time coming for me, even though it was released just months after the two artists announced they were working together. I couldn’t wait! And I must say, I wasn’t disappointed.
Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has maintained his Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship lead after winning the United States Grand Prix, and the 35 points earned by him and teammate Valtteri Bottas at Austin has secured the 2017 Constructor’s Championship for Mercedes, with three races left in the season. The […]
Photo credit: Zak Mauger/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has taken yet another pole position for Mercedes this season, with a lap time of 1:33.108 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Lining up beside him for the United States Grand Prix is the Ferrari of main championship rival Sebastian Vettel, who is […]
Maltese investigative journalist and anti-corruption activist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb near her home in Mosta on Monday evening. She was reportedly leaving her home when the blast occurred, sending the vehicle wreckage airborne and into an adjacent field. Ms Caruana Galizia was responsible for uncovering links between Malta and the […]
Photo credit: Martin Kingsley (Wikimedia) — CC BY 2.0 licence Unions have lost an appeal to overturn the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rates cuts for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers. The Federal Court found the Commission’s decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for full-time and part-time workers is legal. United Voice and […]
Photo credit: Adam Roberts (website) Mass shootings in the United States are inevitably accompanied by fierce political debate about gun control, and the Las Vegas Strip Shooting has been no exception. Seemingly before the bodies were even cold, spokespeople from both sides of the debate popped up on television arguing for more restrictions or fewer […]
Photo credit: Yuri Samoilov (Flickr) — CC BY 2.0 licence An Australian defence contractor’s computer system was inflitrated by hackers in what could be a state-sanctioned cyberattack. The attackers had access to the contractor’s IT network for an extended period and reportedly stole large amounts of data. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) discovered the […]
Photo credit: Andy Hone/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has claimed his fourth Japanese Grand Prix victory, and his third at the Suzuka International Racing Course, as his closest championship rival, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, retired due to technical issues at the start of the race. Hamilton is now on 306 points, leading […]
Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix, setting a new lap record of 1:27.319 at the Suzuka International Race Circuit. His time was more than three seconds faster than last year’s pole-setting time of 1:30.647 set by 2016 World Champion Nico […]
Photo credit: chrisjmit (Pixabay) — CC0 public domain dedication Suspected terrorists may be held for up to 14 days without charge under an agreement ratified by the Council of Australian Governments on Thursday. The states and territories also agreed to the creation of a facial recognition system using drivers licence photos. Authorities will be able […]
Sydney’s music scene is crawling with talent. Going to live gigs and performances is a great way to engage, discover and admire said talents — but how do you choose? Here is a list of five up and coming Sydney-based artists you need to see!
A man has committed suicide after opening fire on music festival-goers at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Hotel on Sunday night. Authorities have confirmed 59 people are dead, with at least 525 injured, making it the most deadly mass shooting in US history. The shooter, 64 year-old Stephen Paddock, used at least one automatic weapon to fire […]
Photo credit: Australian Government (Wikipedia) — CC BY 2.0 licence. An assylum seeker held in Australia’s offshore detention centre on Manus Island has reportedly died. The Sri Lankan Tamil man is believed to have taken his own life at a hospital in the township of Lorengau on Monday. “We had a suicide of a refugee […]
Photo credit: Manuel Goria/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Max Verstappen snatched the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in the opening laps of the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, and kept his Red Bull ahead of the Mercedes to claim victory in what was the last Grand Prix in Malaysia for the foreseeable future. The Dutchman, who […]