Politics

Oprah in line for 2020 presidency

Oprah Winfrey's partner says she would "absolutely" run for president, as calls for her candidacy grow stronger in the wake of her stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

Trump advisor has to be escorted from CNN set

State of the Union host Jake Tapper wanted to talk about explosive accusations in Fire and Fury, Stephen Miller wanted to expose CNN as fake news. In the end a heated interview was cut short, POTUS applauded, and security had to be called to remove the guest.

US planning offensive on North Korean soil

President Trump is reportedly preparing to neutralise a North Korean launch site or a stockpile of weapons, despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still pursuing a diplomatic resolution.

What will the classified JFK files reveal?

Was the CIA involved? Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone gunman? How does LBJ fit into the equation? Conspiracy theorists will be hoping new details emerge as documents are declassified this week.

ISIS on borrowed time

Raqqa’s liberation from Islamic State signals the reign of terror is all but over.

Trump is a “deranged animal”

Former staffer of Barack Obama didn’t hold back when she heard Trump accuse him of neglecting the families of soldiers killed in action.

Shorten says Labor will protect penalty rates

In response to the Federal Court’s decision to back slashed penalty rates, Bill Shorten tweeted — “Disappointing decision in the Federal Court. It's clear the best way to protect penalty rates is to vote Labor.”

Top-secret US-South Korea military plans hacked

Operational Plan 5015 — which is understood to include a detailed strategy for the 'decapitation' of the North Korean leadership in the event of full-scale war — was among the intelligence stolen.

Kept in the dark about contamination

Residents of Williamtown were only informed of toxic chemical contamination three years after the Department of Defence stopped using the hazardous fire-fighting foam.

AGL gas being sent overseas

AGL agreed to a $2 billion deal with Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) on Christmas Eve 2015, and plans to send a staggering 34 PJs for GLNG to sell offshore next year alone.

Xenophon to quit Senate

After a decade in the Federal Senate, heavy-hitter Nick Xenophon has announced today that he will be quitting to run for seat of Hartley at the next South Australian election.

Drivers’ licence photos added to The Capability

The facial recognition software known as The Capability, previously matched CCTV footage to passport photos, but the addition of drivers’ licence headshots will expand the catalogue significantly.

Lottoland to be shut down in NSW

The Gibralter-based betting agency is in the crosshairs of the state government, because of its affect on local lottery sales, and the revenue of newsagents.

Australia to strengthen terrorism laws

The national security-focused summit comes in the wake of Brighton siege terrorist Yacqub Khayre being released on bail, and the thwarted terrorist attack on an Etihad Airways flight in June.

Australians hand in their guns

The federal government gave citizens the opportunity to hand in unregistered or unwanted guns without fear of prosecution, and 28,000 were surrendered between July 1 and September 30.

Donald Trump v Kim Jong-un: The Timeline

POTUS v Supreme Leader, “deranged US dotard” v “little rocket man”. However you’d like to refer to this showdown, the whole world has been watching on in disbelief as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un mix schoolyard insults with grave threats in their ongoing war of words.