The past week’s news centered on various individual public figures. We go through the newsmakers with Senior Editor of The Unshackled Damien Ferri.
The UK has a new Prime Minister after the members of the Conservative Party elected by a margin of 2-1 Boris Johnson as their new leader to replace Theresa May. There is now a lot of optimism that as a Brexit supporter he can deliver what the British people voted for in 2016 and the UK can leave the European Union by October 31st.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Australia last week to give a speech at Melbourne’s Town Hall on Good Governance and met with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to discuss her wellness budget. But Ardern failed in her diplomatic mission with the Morrison government not backing down on its policy of deporting New Zealand born criminals from Australia.
The Adam Goodes Documentary the Final Quarter about the booing saga in the final years of his career premiered on Network 10 last week. The media narrative now is that the booing was racially motivated but that is only because Goodes, once he become Australian of the Year labelled Australia as racist. This led to resentment from AFL fans and the booing began.
Masterchef Judge George Calombaris has admitted to underpaying workers at his chain of restaurants to the tune of $7.83m. He was fined $200,000 by Fair Work. There was a lot of pressure on Network Ten to sack him from the show but in the end all judges are leaving the show because ironically, they believed they weren’t being paid enough despite being on million dollars salaries.