Week in Brief: 4 August – 10 August 2019

Week in Brief: 4 August – 10 August 2019

NSW Lower House passes abortion bill

A historic bill to decriminalise abortion has passed the New South Wales Lower House after it was introduced two weeks ago.

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Diplomatic row after MP Andrew Hastie warns of Chinese mobilisation

Coalition backbench MP Andrew Hastie has sparked a diplomatic row after he compared China’s mobilisation to that of Nazi Germany.

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ASX plunge worst since October

Australia’s share market has been hammered for a second straight day as it emerges as one of the biggest losers from the intensifying United States-China trade war.

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Labor MP calls for scrapping of Port Darwin lease to China

Federal Labor MP Nick Champion has called for a Chinese lease of Port Darwin to be scrapped and put back in Australia’s control.

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Australia in talks with US to boost fuel reserves

Drawing on the United States’ emergency fuel reserves is not the same as having actual fuel security in Australia, the Opposition has declared.

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China warns Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis.

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Did you know?

Space smells like a seared steak, hot metal or welding fumes.

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Quote of the Week

‘The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.’

Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist

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