Week in Brief: 30 June – 6 July 2019

Week in Brief: 30 June – 6 July 2019

North Korea releases Australian detainee

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Australian man Alek Sigley has been released from detention in North Korea and has left the country.

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Senate passes Coalition tax cuts, Labor backs down

The Senate has voted to pass the Coalition Government’s tax cuts, with Labor backing down after failing to secure changes to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Relief So Working Australians Keep More Of Their Money) Bill 2019.

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Scott Morrison seeking review of former ministers’ post-political jobs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to his department head, Martin Parkinson, to investigate the post-political careers of the former Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and former Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.

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Trump warns Iran against nuclear threats

United States President Donald Trump has cautioned Iran that issuing threats “can come back to bite you”, in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s vow to enrich as much uranium as “we want”.

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RBA cuts interest rates to new low

The Reserve Bank has cut interest rates to an historic low of 1%, as it stares down the twin issues of rising unemployment and a slowing economy.

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“Divided States of America”: Trump addresses Fourth of July parade

United States President Donald Trump’s Salute to America has drawn both praise and ire from the American public, highlighting the US’ political polarisation on a day that typically unites rather than divides.

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Did you know?

Most cats are lactose intolerant.

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Quote of the Week

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”

Will Rogers, American actor, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator

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