Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand has raised concerns with China over falsified image of Australian soldier

An investigation by Australian authorities into war crimes allegations by its soldiers found that there was substantial evidence behind allegations of 39 unlawful killings of Afghan civilians. At least 19 Australian former and current soldiers are now being investigated by police.

By declaring a climate emergency Jacinda Ardern needs to inspire hope, not fear

Where does democracy fit? Emergency is also risky to democracy, especially when the crisis is not temporary but long-lasting, as the climate crisis is. Although many climate campaigners prioritise justice and equity as essential to the low-emissions transition, others treat democracy as a barrier to climate action rather than a vehicle for it.

Skeptical Supreme Court justices quiz Trump administration on bid to remove illegal immigrants from the Census results with Amy Coney Barrett saying history ‘really cuts against your position’

After conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a Trump appointee, asked about the fact that the government during the entire history of the United States has included illegal immigrants in the population count, Wall acknowledged that this was the case and added that this represented ‘the best argument for the other side.’

Twitter Backs Beijing: Refuses to Remove Chinese Official’s Fake Australian Troops Tweet

Some Australian allies expressed concern over the tweet, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with the support coming as Australia looks to strengthen its alliances in the Indo/Pacific region as a guard against Beijing’s increasingly strident diplomacy.

Government’s bright line on bright-line test gets very blurry in first question time of new term

“I note the bright-line test policy – introduced by National, extended by Labour – is something we’ve asked for some analysis on over the impact it’s having in the market, and in this current environment that is absolutely the right thing to do,” Ardern said, grinning.

Housing market strength not sustainable – ANZ

Economist Tony Alexander said this could lead to the Reserve Bank increasing the LVRs to 40 per cent and requesting the ability to use debt to income ratio rules, while the Government could extend the bright line test from five years to up to 10 years.

Trevor Noah & Jimmy Kimmel Make Punchline Out Of Trump’s Last Days In Office

According to Trevor Noah, the former reality television star’s going big and going home. The Daily Show host took on the Trump administration’s new moves to expand the American citizenship test for immigrants. Starting Dec. 1, immigrants seeking to gain American citizenship will see a test that features more topics and questions than previous iterations.

‘In Afghanistan We Are Killed With Arms, in Norway – Psychologically’

“Many teenagers are seriously ill and are not provided with the necessary medical aid,” Ghutay Ghutay, who works as an interpreter for the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and comes to refugee camps for regular inspections, has told Sputnik Dari. “One teenager has been suffering from tuberculosis for seven months already, he is coughing with blood but the medics robotically repeat the same clichés: wait […]

Why we’re partnering JAMB on NSCDC, NIS recruitment — Interior Minister

Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mohammed Manga in a statement on Tuesday said “the collaboration which is aimed at providing all eligible and qualified Nigerians who applied for various posts in the Services under the Ministry’s watch is to further give our teeming youths equal opportunity to be employed into the Services […]

Two Years On, Arrest Of Huawei’s Meng Still Tests Canada’s Political Wisdom

Meng should have been immediately arrested and “read her rights” by either the border agents or the police, said Tim Taylor, Queen’s Counsel (QC), a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Dubai, adding that instead of that, she was detained for three hours by border agents and made to turn over her laptop, phones […]