Incentivise emerges as a Melbourne Cup prospect after 10-length romp

Incentivise dominated the Provincial Stayers Final at Ipswich. Picture: Trackside Photography Peter Moody has never won a Melbourne or Caulfield Cup but now finds himself with a live chance thanks to boom Toowoomba stayer Incentivise who again demolished his rivals at Ipswich on Saturday. After being bought by leviathan owners Brae Sokolski and Ozzie Kheir … Read more

Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

Raisi, who served as Iran’s top judge before running for president, holds deeply conservative views on many social issues including the role of women in public life Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running. Populist former president … Read more

Winemakers welcome Australia’s decision to refer China to World Trade Organization over tariffs

Australian winemakers have welcomed the federal government’s decision to refer China to the international trade umpire over tariffs that have crippled Australian wine exports.  Trade Minister Dan Tehan on Saturday announced that Australia was taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the tariffs, which are currently expected to remain for five years. “We … Read more

‘A near and present danger’: Concern over Delta coronavirus variant as NSW records two new infections

NSW has recorded two new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases, as authorities express growing concern over the infectiousness of the Delta variant.  A woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s both visited Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre, with the man’s case reported on Friday.  NSW Health has also been notified overnight of a new … Read more

Deputy prime minister declares he’s ‘not a quitter’ amid threats of a leadership spill

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says he is confident he will not face a showdown over his leadership when his party-room meets on Monday.  The Nationals leader has been subject to internal criticism over his performance as party leader and deputy prime minister, which has intensified since the federal budget was handed down in May. … Read more

Adelaide could manufacture COVID vaccines

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall is adamant Adelaide is in an excellent position to host a vaccine manufacturing plant amid concerns about stocks. The Federal Government is under pressure to fast-track manufacturing capabilities after AstraZeneca was recommended for over 60’s only. A plant in Adelaide already has regulatory approvals to produce biomedical products for human … Read more

Ultraconservative cleric wins Iran presidential vote after many rivals were barred from running

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running. Mr Raisi won 62 per cent of the vote with about 90 per cent of ballots counted from Friday’s election, poll officials said, without releasing turnout figures, after the three … Read more

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