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Month: June 2021

Scott Morrison warns of trade and security threats ahead of G7 summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked world leaders to show that "liberal democracies work" in a speech before the G7 Summit.Mr Morrison will travel to the UK summit tomorrow, but used a keynote address today to call on the international community to counter economic coercion."The stakes are high, for Australia, for our region and indeed for the world," he said at the Perth USAsia Center.Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken before the G7 summit in the UK. (9News)"We live in a time of great uncertainty not seen, I think, since the 1930s, outside of the war."He warned that Australia's security environment had changed "significantly" in recent years."Accelerating trends are against our interests," he said."The Indo-Pacific region, our region, is the epicenter of a new strategic compe...

Leaked ProPublica Report Reveals How The World’s Richest People Avoid Paying Income Tax

Here's a good one. Jeff bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Elon musk they all go into the IRS.But none of them, in several years, appear to have paid federal income taxes.Or how about this one: The rich get richer ... because they don't always pay their fair share to the community chest.Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive, recently announced plans to travel into space. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)And now we have a map of how the richest people exploit it thanks to an explosive report from ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization, which claims to have obtained years of tax returns for the wealthiest people in the country from an anonymous source.His first report (he promises more to come) is on the richest of the rich, who in certain years claim losse...

Australian-led criminal operation leads to 800 arrests worldwide

The impact of the Australian-led police operation criminal networks disrupted around the world and will continue for years, says a senior police commander.Operation Ironside was part of a police operation and it involved the use of a secret encrypted app to catch criminals.Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Nigel Ryan said today that more arrests can be expected after Operation Ironside, including top underworld figures.Australian Federal Police (AFP) Deputy Commissioner Nigel Ryan says the impact of Operation Ironside will last for years. (Nine)"There will be work that will come out of this for years to come. We have locked up over 800 people around the world, 250 of whom have been locked up here in Australia with the help of national law enforcement partners," Ryan...

Delta coronavirus variant: what it is, how contagious it is, and everything you need to know about the latest strain of COVID-19

Data from countries that have battled a Delta outbreak suggest that the strain moves more easily among children than other strains of the Delta. coronavirus, which generated concern on the part of the World Health Organization.We looked at all the key questions about the Delta variant, including where it came from, how it appeared in Australia, and whether the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will protect people against it.An electron microscope image shows spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colored blue, from the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. (AP)What is the Delta variant?Formerly known as B.1.617.2, or the Indian strain, Delta is the name given to a new variant of the strain that devastated India during its second wave.Why are we talking about it now?Delta was f...