Week in Brief: 14 July – 20 July 2019

Week in Brief: 14 July – 20 July 2019

Adani prosecuted over Carmichael mine report

The Queensland Government is prosecuting mining company Adani for allegedly providing false and misleading information in its 2017–18 annual report to the Environment Department.

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“Defensive action”: US warship shoots down Iranian drone

A United States amphibious assault ship has shot down an Iranian drone after the unmanned aircraft flew within 900 metres of the American warship, US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday (local time).

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Curtin University, UTS announce reviews of surveillance technology used by Chinese Government

Curtin University and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on Tuesday announced they are reviewing funding and research approval procedures due to concerns over links to technology that is being used to carry out mass human rights abuse by the Chinese Government in Xinjiang province.

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Epstein refused bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial

Billionaire money man Jeffrey Epstein has been denied bail while awaiting a federal sex trafficking trial in New York.

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More clashes in Hong Kong between police and protesters

Clashes between police and protesters have continued in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill that would allow Beijing to extradite Hong Kong residents to mainland China.

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Rouhani: Iran “ready for talks” with US if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran is ready to hold talks with Washington if the Trump Administration provides sanctions relief and returns to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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Did you know?

The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green

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Quote of the Week

‘Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.’

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, lawyer, university administrator and writer

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