It’s been a week of top-secret revelations from governments. Biden’s FBI raided Trump’s home thinking he had secret nuclear documents and Scott Morrison had himself sworn into additional ministries during the pandemic. That plus more assaults on free speech on Tim’s News Explosion.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was back from long service leave today to open a new mRNA Victoria facility with Premier Dan Andrews. Albo also took aim at his predecessor Scott Morrison after a new book on Australia’s pandemic response Plagued revealed Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into the ministries of Health, Finance, and Resources.
Victoria Police is facing a recruitment problem that the Andrews Government has said is nothing to do with the police brutality on display during lockdowns turning potential recruits off. The City2Suft fun run in Sydney has been celebrated as Sydney coming back to life as a year ago public mass gatherings of maskless people were labeled selfish and deadly.
The FBI claims it raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home because it was looking for nuclear weapons secrets. The federal magistrate judge who signed off on the search warrant Bruce Reinhart once worked as a defense attorney for individuals connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Attorney-General Merrick Garland confirmed he approved the search.
Indian-born British American author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage at a speaker event in New York. The suspect Hadi Matar who was born in California to parents from Lebanon has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Rushdie had a fatwa placed on him in 1989 by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini over his book The Satanic Verses. Leaders around the world decried this attack on free speech even though most of them have supported laws against free speech and blasphemy.
A 63-year-old man has been charged with firearms offenses after he discharged a gun at Canberra airport yesterday. Thankfully no one was injured, only some damage to the glass at the airport. In the immediate aftermath, Twitter hoped it was a white supremacist shooter but the bizarreness of the shooting makes it looks likely mental illnesses were the cause.
Plagued: Australia’s Two Years of Hell – The Inside Story by Simon Benson & Geoff Chambers
A fun run in the sun and a sellout SCG: the day Sydney came back alive – SMH
Slump in Victoria Police recruit applications not attribute to 2021 protests – news.com.au