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Australia news LIVE: Blockade Australia protests disrupt Sydney; global economy at risk of stagflation

Global economic indicators are flashing red with a real risk of stagflation, one of the world’s most senior economists warns. Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Nigel Gladstone
Booktopia CEO, Tony Nash, has responded to an article by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on the weekend.

‘I don’t like being the villain’: Booktopia founder defends company

Tony Nash, the founder of the country’s biggest online bookseller took to the social media platform LinkedIn to respond to an article in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald that delved into the problems the company is facing.

  • by Sarah Danckert
There has long been debate over whether Suncorp should sell or spin off its bank.

Market divided on merits of potential Suncorp break-up

Suncorp shares gained on Monday after the company told the ASX it was a reviewing “strategic alternatives” for its banking arm.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Households are spending almost $75 more a month on petrol than at the start of the year due to soaring prices.

‘It’s looking really ugly over time’: Home buyers to pay price as rates rise to stem inflation

Economists warn home buyers may be “burned” as ultra-low interest rates and easy budget policy come to an end.

  • by Shane Wright
Queensland haven’t won in Sydney since Slater was still on the field.

The honeymoon is over for Slater as pressure mounts for decider

Billy Slater almost always found a way to overcome adversity as a player. Now he must do the same as a coach after Queensland were trounced in Perth.

  • by Phil Lutton
James Packer and Hamish Douglass

Renaissance men: Packer enlists Hamish Douglass to help spend his billions

This is James Packer’s chance at investment renaissance - a fresh slate, a full wallet and a new inner sanctum of close advisers including Australia’s highest profile and (now) former fund manager Hamish Douglass.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket on Friday.

‘We deserve it’: Lyon backs Australia to become world’s best

The veteran spinner believes the Test team has earned the right to reach the men’s summit after learning the hard way how to achieve success.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Members of the Joycestagers during their reenactment from the Hades chapter of Ulysses at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

My first nibble of Ulysses happened decades ago, and I spat it out, undigested, no doubt making a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

  • by Keith Austin
Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen had a strong message for the Supreme Court at Glastonbury over the weekend.

From Roe v Wade protests to John Lennon: The top five moments from Glastonbury

After two years of COVID cancellations, Glastonbury returned this weekend in a swirl of joy and rage. Here’s what you might have missed.

  • by Meg Watson
A fitting 2022 Ned Kelly-esque equivalent would be that kid who tagged their name on a bus stop with a “cool S”.

Enough of this tin-hat weirdo, Australia needs a new cultural hero

Who made it compulsory to make Ned Kelly cameo in every single Australian novel, poem, or painting ever?

  • by Eliza Reilly
Hedley Thomas and Chris Dawson

Journalist denies campaign to incite prejudice against Chris Dawson

Hedley Thomas was questioned in court about his investigation into the disappearance of northern beaches mother-of-two Lynette Dawson and podcast, The Teacher’s Pet.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Connie Craparotta job-shares with a colleague so she can take care of her three children, Marc, Luca and Emilia.

Mining and construction leave WA with nation’s biggest gender pay gap

The national gap is $40,000 a year for 45-65-year-olds, while female senior executive roles are taking home nearly $100,000 less a year than male counterparts.

  • by Timna Jacks and Emma Young
Mounted Police patrol the streets of Fairfield during Sydney’s 2021 COVID-19 lockdown. It is one year since citywide restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of the Delta variant.

Lockdown anniversary a reminder we must learn from pandemic

The time has come for a thorough and wide-ranging inquiry into Australia’s pandemic response.

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is at the Sydney Theatre Company until July 16.

Censored and criticised, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is perfect for our times

When I picked up the “other” Bronte’s novel, I did so with resignation and spiritual smugness. This will be hard, I thought, but it will be good for me.

  • by Diana Reid
Disruptions to train services is set to worsen next week unless the stalemate between rail workers and the government is resolved.

‘Next week will be worse’: Rail union threatens to ramp up industrial action on Sydney trains

The union wants the NSW government to return to the negotiating table with an offer that ensures it will modify the state’s new $2.88 billion intercity train fleet.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
A car has driven through a protest in Sydney’s CBD

Car drives into protest by climate activist group in Sydney CBD

The Harbour Tunnel was earlier blocked by a member of the group Blockade Australia, while other CBD streets were obstructed during a morning of protest.

  • by Amelia McGuire
Kalyn Ponga left the field for a HIA late in the game.

Head knock rules Ponga out, Munster goes for scans

Kalyn Ponga is in doubt for Newcastle’s game against the Titans on Friday night after a second head knock in as many weeks.

  • by Caden Helmers CEO Cameron McIntyre.

Carsales to raise $1.2b for takeover of US truck, RV group, Australia’s largest vehicle marketplace, will acquire Trader Interactive for $1.7 billion.

  • by Angus Dalton
Marijuana plants grow in a greenhouse in Thailand, where recent legal changes mean it is no longer be a crime to grow and trade marijuana.

World’s most widely used drug is spreading further and getting stronger

Increasing legalisation of cannabis and use during COVID lockdowns have raised the risk of depression and suicide, the UN warns.

  • by Francois Murphy
Vladimir Putin has used the cover of his special military operation in Ukraine to finally snuff out any domestic political opposition.

Russia’s financial lifeline faces a new threat

Russia continues to find ways to sell its oil and fund the war in Ukraine despite the West’s best efforts to strangle its revenues. But a new plan is being hatched.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
IGA will build a new high-tech distribution centre in Victoria, as grocery, liquor and hardware sales continue to rise.

Metcash shares leap as shop local trend pays off

The IGA operator hiked its dividend and announced plans to invest in a new Victorian distribution centre after posting strong earnings growth across grocery, liquor and hardware.

  • by Emma Koehn
Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, in a scene from the new film.

Will Lightyear make it to a future where kids want to watch it over and over again?

Twenty-seven years have passed between the respective releases of Toy Story and Lightyear. Movies have changed, and so have our ways of watching them.

  • by David Free
Composite of Emma Foley and her partner Josh Taylor and the officers of Mini Hamptons, David York, in Mittagong’s main street.

Aspiring property tycoon driven out of town by angry creditors

The knives are out in the Southern Highlands for the director of a tiny luxury homes company who demanded large upfront deposits and then failed to complete the projects.

  • by Harriet Alexander
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui is tackled by Siosifa Talakai.

Fittler’s perfect tactics against fractured Maroons

NSW won in Perth, but the greatest weapon in the Queensland arsenal is the chip on their shoulder; their entrenched need to avenge NSW insults, relish adversity and triumph over injustice. And they will use all of them in the decider.

  • by Roy Masters
Emergency services rescue Yekaterina Volkova from an apartment building in Kyiv that was hit by a missile attack.

Kyiv, where citizens are bravely carrying on, is in flames again

Ukraine isn’t merely recovering from trauma. It is well and truly still living it.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Kate Geraghty
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has doubled down on his plans to reduce the staffing allocation for crossbench politicians.

‘Recent phenomenon’: Albanese doubles down on cuts to crossbench staff numbers

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says it isn’t the case that crossbench politicians have to do more work than major party backbenchers and so need more staff.

  • by Katina Curtis
Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese goes to Europe to talk about Ukraine but with China on his mind

Australians must not dismiss Russia’s war in Ukraine as something that does not affect them.

  • by Rob Harris
The Amazon Echo of five years ago was a comparatively limited device.

Amazon has gone too far as it bids to resurrect the dead

Not content with chasing the elixir for eternal youth, Silicon Valley is now trying to cheat death.

  • by James Titcomb
Healthy eating can be expensive. Here is how to do it without it hurting your hip pocket.

Do you really need the chia seeds? The price of healthy eating

New research reveals some of the most popular diets vary widely in cost. How does yours weigh up?

  • by Larissa Ham
The ASX has risen for two days straight.

ASX continues recovery, starts week with 1.5 per cent gain

The Australian sharemarket has made a strong start to the week after Wall Street’s benchmark index recorded its strongest session in two years.

  • by Angus Dalton, Stan Choe and Alex Veiga
Minjee Lee fell just short of going back-to-back.

Minjee Lee finishes second in Women’s PGA

Australian golf star Minjee Lee has fallen agonisingly short in her bold bid for back-to-back majors, finishing equal second at the Women’s PGA Championship in Maryland.

  • by Darren Walton
Spinner Jon Holland (right) should join the Renegades.

Holland edging towards surprise Test recall in Galle

Australia are edging closer to the surprise selection of Jon Holland as Nathan Lyon’s spin partner against Sri Lanka in Galle.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Kuma the Akita and his adopted “sister”.

He might be Perth’s most difficult rescue dog, but he’s still someone’s ‘baby’

I waded into the city’s “adopt don’t shop” versus “buy from a breeder” battles and emerged with some great stories of dog life – and some cautionary tales.

  • by Emma Young
Prince Charles is facing questions over the “cash in bags” controversy.

Charity review after Prince Charles handed suitcase of cash from Qatar sheikh

The Prince of Wales is said to have accepted three cash payments from a former Qatar prime minister totaling more than £2.5 million, which were then handed to his charity.

  • by Harley Dixon and Tony Diver
Firemen at the scene of a Kyiv apartment building hit by a missile attack on Sunday.

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

The bombardment was the worst to hit the capital in months, killing one person and injuring six others, including a 7-year-old girl.

  • by Oleksandr Stashevskyi
Matt Burton celebrates a critical Origin try.

Skyrockets in flight: A moment of genius in Burton’s breathtaking debut

Everything the Blues rookie touched in the Origin arena turned to gold on Sunday night, prompting Latrell Mitchell to declare that Matt Burton can keep the No.4 jersey.

  • by Dan Walsh
Better than Joey: Nathan Cleary

Better than Joey: Johns backs Cleary to become greatest NSW No.7

Eighth immortal Andrew Johns is backing Nathan Cleary to trump him as the greatest NSW No.7 of all time.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa.

South African police investigate nightclub deaths

Urgent autopsies are being conducted to identify the cause of death of the young people, who were reportedly celebrating the end of school exams.

  • by Wendell Roelf
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is facing battle in the Senate over his cuts to independents’ staffing.

Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation

The government could face an embarrassing loss of control of the Senate next month over cuts to independents’ staff allocations.

  • by Dana Daniel
The Cancer Council says state and federal government must act together to crack down on illegal vaping.

State health ministers to ask for crackdown on vaping products at the border

State health ministers will push the federal government to crack down on illicit vaping imports after research found they are serving as a “gateway” to cigarettes. 

  • by Dana Daniel
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Australia’s NATO invitation designed to send message to China

European nations have become increasingly uneasy with Chinese investments in military equipment and its desire to control critical infrastructure, forcing the NATO boss to address the issue.

  • by Rob Harris
Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has been appointed to the plum role of US trade commissioner.

Top public servant contacted by woman who missed out on US trade role

Jenny West requested a meeting and expressed concerns about how she had been treated. Her email was referred to Investment NSW.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Chris Roots

Star inquiry: What we heard and where to next

After 36 online hearings, more than 30 witnesses and hours of off-camera deliberations, an inquiry will now determine if Sydney’s Star casino is suitable to hold a licence.

  • by Lucy Cormack
The first Jetstar A321neo aircraft gets its finishing touches at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, northern Germany.

New fuel-saving Jetstar aircraft a ‘game changer’ for low-cost flying in Australia

After more than four years of waiting, the all economy class Airbus planes will offer Australian travellers greater affordability and comfort and several new destinations.

  • by Rob Harris
Not living in the 70’s

‘Boomer fantasy’: Why fears of 1970s-style stagflation are indeed misplaced

Only a Boomer who hasn’t been paying attention could worry about a wage-price rise spiral.

  • by Ross Gittins
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at the CHOGM opening ceremony in Kigali.

Charles wasn’t ‘specifically’ referring to Australia with republic comment: Marles

The Deputy Prime Minister attended the CHOGM summit in Kigali on behalf of Anthony Albanese and backed Prince Charles to remain as head of the Commonwealth.

  • by Latika Bourke

Five things you should know about this year’s census

The national survey gives the most detailed snapshot of our society, showing us who we are, where we live and much more.

  • by Craig Butt
The controversial rail corporation’s new offices are in a high-rise tower near Pitt Street mall in the Sydney CBD.

NSW rail corporation ditches rent-free offices for $1 million-a-year CBD tower

The NSW government’s controversial rail corporation is splashing $1 million a year on plush new offices in a Sydney CBD high-rise for several dozen staff.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Nikki Thomas, portfolio manager, Magellan.

McDonald’s in, Netflix out: The new face of Magellan reveals her picks

Magellan’s global equity fund, co-managed by Nikki Thomas, will be a key influence on whether the embattled money manager can turn things around.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Cumberland Hospital secluded patients for 22 hours and 20 minutes on average in January to March 2022.

Patients secluded for more than 20 hours in NSW mental health units

NSW’s mental health units are struggling to balance the care and safety of both patients and nurses amid COVID-19 infections and staff shortages.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury Dr Andrew Leigh.

‘Stats nerd’ Leigh in dream job on the eve of census

Economics academic turned Assistant Minister for Treasury Andrew Leigh says he’s been training for 20 years for this job of overseeing the census.

  • by Rachel Clun
US President Joe Biden speaks at the  G7 summit in Bavaria on Sunday as  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looks on.

G7 in multibillion-dollar pledge to counter China’s Belt and Road initiative

The announcement came on a day that saw the G7 leaders openly mock the macho image of their absent adversary Vladimir Putin.

  • by Andrea Shalal
Nick Kyrgios – dressed in white – will be back at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Focused and in form, Kyrgios prepares to light up Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios says Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code may be out of tune with the times, but he’s willing to make a fashion faux pas for the All England Club.

The first annual Rome Pride event in Rome, Georgia.

Roe v Wade ruling puts LGBTQ rights in focus at Pride

Pride parades kicked off in some of America’s biggest cities as the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling cast its shadow over LGBTQ rights.

  • by Bobby Caina Calvan

Independent MP will now struggle to represent me

It’s hard to know what to make of the kerfuffle surrounding the proposed reduction in adviser numbers for parliamentary crossbenchers

Connie Craparotta job-shares with a colleague so she can take care of her three children, Marc, Luca and Emilia.

National gender pay gap analysis paints bleak picture for women

The gender pay gap is about $40,000 a year for people aged 45 to 65, while women who reach senior executive roles are taking home nearly $100,000 less each year than their male counterparts.

  • by Timna Jacks
In the Herald

In the Herald: June 27, 1968

A bullet-proof enclosure will be built to protect Sirhan Sirhan and possibly the Judge and jury at his trial.

  • by Stephanie Bull
Daniel Tupou is tackled.

State of Origin game two as it happened: NSW Blues v Queensland Maroons

The Blues have forced a State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium next month thanks to a masterclass from halfback Nathan Cleary. Here’s how it played out.

  • by Tom Decent, Billie Eder and Caden Helmers
Felise Kaufusi reacts to his sin-binning on Sunday.

Fittler adamant Kaufusi sin-binning justified despite Queensland protests

The Blues piled on 30 points in as many minutes against an exhausted Maroons after their second-rower returned to the field. But should he have been sent to the sin-bin?

  • by Adam Pengilly and Caden Helmers
Brian To’o celebrates with Panthers teammate Nathan Cleary.

Go west, we’ll do just fine: Fittler makes all right moves with series on line

By the time Brad Fittler got onto the plane for Perth, he had assembled a line-up that turned this State of Origin match into Penrith versus Queensland.

  • by Malcolm Knox
NSW coach Brad Fittler.

So, how do we feel about Brad Fittler’s changes now?

Just as he did in 2019, the NSW coach threw out the playbook after a demoralising game one defeat. And this time he got the same result.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Nathan Cleary celebrates a second-half try as NSW streak away.

Talk of NSW demise proves much ado about Nathan

Since the narrow loss to Queensland in game one, there’s been much hand wringing and furious tweeting about the parlous state of rugby league in our fair state.

  • by Andrew Webster
Nathan Cleary celebrates one of his two rapid-fire tries in as many minutes.
NSW 44 Queensland 12
State of Origin

Panthers perfection as Blues demolish Queensland in emphatic fashion

Brad Fittler’s faith in his former side has been vindicated, NSW keeping their Origin campaign alive with a 32-point thrashing of a shellshocked Queensland outfit.

  • by Dan Walsh
Felise Kaufusi is sent to the bin in Perth.

Did Fittler’s complaints lead to moment that changed Origin series?

Felise Kaufusi was sin-binned at a vital stage of the game as Brad Fittler’s complaints to officials about Queensland slowing down the ruck were taken on board.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
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Failure to fail the taste test

What’s a manual?

Usman Khawaja is on the attack over the BBL’s ownership model.

Bite the bullet on BBL private ownership or risk becoming second rate, says Khawaja

Usman Khawaja has declared the BBL risks becoming second rate if Cricket Australia does not start planning for private ownership

  • by Daniel Brettig
Greenwich has ushered through two divisive bills – the decriminalisation of abortion and the legalisation of voluntary assisted dying.

Abortion should never again be criminalised in NSW

Decriminalising abortion was one of the most important decisions in the history of NSW, and it must be safeguarded forever.

  • by Andrew Constance
AMP’s director of advice Matt Lawler said in the wealth manager’s submission that life insurance commission payments should be increased.

AMP calls for cap on life insurance commission payments to be lifted

The financial advice sector is calling for commission payments for life insurance to be maintained, despite conflict of interest concerns.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Australians who took large mortgages during Covid could be among the most exposed in the world as central banks drive up interest rates to stop inflation.

Global economy ‘flashing red’, warns world’s central bank

The global economy is facing a 1970s spiral of low growth and high inflation, the Bank for International Settlements warns, with Australians most at risk.

  • by Shane Wright
SHorting explainer

From Gosling to GameStop, ‘shorting’ is having a moment. But what exactly is it?

Shorting someone of change is pretty clearly a bad thing – but what about “shorting” a company?

  • by Millie Muroi
An artist’s impression of the new entrance and public square at the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo.

First glimpse at plans for Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo

Design guidelines now on public exhibition give the first glimpse at what planners may have in store for a renewal of the 2.4-hectare site, home of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences since 1988. 

  • by Linda Morris
A new player in sports betting.

Scone meeting to play host to promising two-year-olds

The three-year-olds will take a back seat at today’s NSW feature.

  • by Neil Evans
Under the new arrangements Tabcorp will no longer be paying a tax rate roughly double that of its competitors.

Race-by-race preview and tips for Monday meeting at Scone

Everything you need to find a winner in the featured NSW meeting.

  • by Neil Evans
Commuters have been warned to expect delays from protected industrial action.

Train services to be slashed by up to 75 per cent during week of industrial action

Workers will implement measures including not driving trains any faster than 60kmh, as part of protected action to protest against safety and work concerns.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Frank Moorhouse

Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83

One of Australia’s most celebrated but also most controversial writers, Moorhouse lived and wrote about the good life.

  • by Tim Barlass
Protests have erupted in the US after the overturning of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court.

Abortion access in parts of Australia remains ‘very dire’, experts say

Accessing abortion is still a postcode lottery for women across regional Australia despite all jurisdictions decriminalising the procedure in recent years.

  • by Carrie Fellner and Charlotte Grieve
Marcus Smith has been taking ‘mindset’ cues from Quade Cooper as the pair prepare to face each other when England take on the Wallabies this weekend.

‘It’s his mindset’: England young gun names the Wallaby helping him

The England five-eighth revealed his surprising source of inspiration and daily improvement

  • by Georgina Robinson
U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, of Illinois, left, cheers next to Illinois state Sen. Darren Bailey at a rally where former President Donald Trump spoke, at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill., Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Mike Sorensen/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)

Trump ally Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

The congresswoman, who was among those who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, previously came under criticism for quoting Adolf Hitler.

  • by Jill Colvin
Protests have erupted in the US after the overturning of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court.

US abortion case shows we cannot take reproductive rights for granted

The right to an abortion in Australia is legally protected – but that protection depends on a political system that shows bipartisan support for reproductive rights.

  • by Rosalind Dixon