Quinton de Kock withdraws from T20 match following directive to take knee

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock withdrew from Tuesday’s Twenty20 World Cup match hours after his nation’s cricketing board issued a directive for the entire Proteas team to unite and “take a knee” against racism. South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman – de Kock withdrew just before the start of a T20 world cup match against the West … Read more

Victorians should be ‘filled with dread’ by Andrews’ proposed pandemic laws

Sky News host Peta Credlin says Victorians should be filled with “dread” by new laws Premier Daniel Andrews wants to bring in to make himself “even more untouchable”. The proposed legislation would replace the current health state of emergency which expires on December 15. According to Ms Credlin, the Andrews government is seeking “greater and … Read more

Andrews: Unvaccinated tennis players have no right to play in Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s bid to win a record 21st grand slam title at next year’s Australian Open has been dealt another blow after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared unvaccinated tennis players did not “have any right” to enter the country. A leaked email from the Women’s Tennis Association on Monday suggested unvaccinated players would be permitted … Read more

Coalition’s ability to hold together in climate talks is ‘going to be interesting’

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says it’s “going to be interesting” to see whether the Coalition government can hold together despite the divergence of views on climate change policy. “Of course, Labor’s had the same problems,” Mr Clennell said. “I guess it’s whether Labor holds together on it, how much more ambitious they go, … Read more

Nationals MP Keith Pitt returns to cabinet in net zero deal

Minister for Resources Keith Pitt returns to Cabinet in net zero by 2050 deal, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying he is a “powerful voice” for the resources sector. The Australian Financial Review’s Political Editor Phil Coorey says it was a “daft idea” to drop Mr Pitt from Cabinet, considering he was responsible for an … Read more

Glasgow climate conference is really about ‘political change’: Canavan

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is really about “political change” and he believes Australia should “run a million miles from it”. “These people want to shut down all coal mines by 2030,” Mr Canavan told Sky News Australia. “They want to make it a right for refugees to … Read more

Donald Trump’s prediction has ‘come true 100 per cent’

The removal of the Thomas Jefferson statue in New York City shows Donald Trump’s prediction has “come true 100 per cent,” according to Sky News host Rita Panahi. “Trump told us that it wasn’t going to stop at (Confederate) soldiers – this was going to be something that was going to extend to America’s heroes,” … Read more

British MPs to be offered security for public appearances

British MP’s will be offered security guards for public appearances following the stabbing death of Conservative politician Sir David Amess. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle made the offer in a joint letter to MPs after the level of threat was raised from “moderate” to “substantial”. The pair stated terrorists attacks … Read more

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