Week in Brief: 16 June – 22 June 2019

Week in Brief: 16 June – 22 June 2019

“Very big mistake”: Trump responds to US drone downing

United States President Donald Trump has said Iran “made a very big mistake” by shooting down a US drone, while Iran has defended the action and pledged to “zealously defend our skies, land and waters.”

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Tory leadership: Johnson and Hunt last men standing

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have emerged as the final two candidates that will be put to a postal vote of Conservative Party members to decide who will be the next party leader and British Prime Minister.

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PNG at odds with Australia over Paladin contract renewal

Papua New Guinea’s Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas has revealed the PNG Government is against the Morrison Government’s plan to renew Paladin Solution’s $20 million-a-month Manus ­Island security contract.

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NSW budget: Berejiklian Government delivers modest surplus

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has handed down his first budget since the Berejiklian Government’s re-election, delivering a modest surplus, record infrastructure spending and the biggest write-down in NSW history.

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Victorian assisted dying law commences

The main provisions of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commenced in Victoria on 19 June 2019.

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“Nearly two million” join Hong Kong protests, organisers say

Almost two million people have participated in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, according to organisers.

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Did you know?

A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”.

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Quote of the Week

‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.’

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman

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