About a week ago, Clare Nowland was in a hospital bed, knitting needles nearby, chatting with one of her daughters and Cooma’s local parish priest, Mark Croker.
Croker remembers that the great-grandfather was as frail as one would expect for a 95-year-old. She also remembers his gentle nature and his deep appreciation for her visit.
“He was there with his daughter, one of his daughters, and we had a good conversation between the three of us,” he said. “She’s still got knitting in there, she’s been tinkering to keep herself busy.
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Albanese told the South Korean president that Australia is committed to a world without nuclear weapons
Anthony Albanese also met with Yoon Suk Yeolpresident of South Korea, on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima last Friday.
Enhance regional cooperation, and Australia and South Korea shared commitment to support a strong, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacificis one of the topics of discussion, according to an Australian government publication.
Albanese reportedly welcomed president Yoon’s new Indo-Pacific Strategy and his strengthened engagement in southeast Asia and the Pacific.
The pair also discussed the strategic outlook of the region, with Albanese reaffirming Australia’s commitment to the strict implementation of UN Security Council sanctions and Australia’s own autonomous sanctions against North Korea.
Albanese reportedly reflected on the visit to Hiroshima, telling Yoon it was a powerful reminder of why Australia became a world without nuclear weapons.
Climate action and regional decarbonization are also discussed.
Two people have died in a caravan fire in Upper Brookfield in Brisbane’s outer west, AAP reports.
Emergency services were called to an address in Galvin Road at around 4.30am on Saturday and firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
“Two people were unidentified and found dead inside the caravan, which was completely destroyed with parts of the roof collapsed,” police said in a statement.
Paramedics treated a man for burns to his hands and he was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
The crime scene has been declared while the investigation continues to determine the cause of the fire and whether it is suspicious.
Albanese discussed clean energy in the first meeting with the president of Brazil
Anthony Albanese is in Hiroshima meeting with global leaders on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
Yesterday, the prime minister spoke Brazilthe president of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. This is the first time the Albanese have met the leader commonly known as seasickness.
The leaders covered ground including opportunities for the world’s clean energy transition, as well as Brazil’s G20 presidency in 2023, according to the Australian government’s reading of the meeting.
The pair also discussed energy, infrastructure, improving outcomes for First Nations people and making the international trading system fairer including agricultural exporters.
Albanese and Lula also talked about games. In particular, the prospects of the Matildas and Brazil in the upcoming FIFA Women’s world cup, which is co-hosted by Australia in New Zealand.
“Anthony Albanese bet big on Australia’s better angels.
“The mantle has positioned a man who wants to expand the idea of Australia himself, and focus his prime ministership on it.”
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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, is scheduled to hold key talks at the G7 summit in Japan as the world’s most powerful leaders gather, with the rescheduled Quad meeting also on the agenda.
The three-day summit covered global peace, including dealing with Russian and Chinese aggression, as well as the transition to clean energy and developments in artificial intelligence.
Australia announced new sanctions against Russian entities and a ban on machinery exports to Kremlin-controlled areas in a coordinated effort by G7 nations to stop the invasion of Ukraine .
“We have global instability in our security issues with Russia’s ongoing illegal invasion of Ukraine, but we also have tension in our own region,” Albanese said upon arrival in Japan.
The prime minister also cited global inflation and economic uncertainty as major issues that need to be addressed.
On Saturday, he is expected to meet with Antonio Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
A 95-year-old woman, Clare Nowlandis in end-of-life care at Cooma District Hospital surrounded by his distraught family after he was critically injured in a stabbing on Wednesday morning.
Staff at Yallambee Lodge nursing home called police after the woman, who has dementia, weighs 43kg and uses a walking frame, took a serrated steak knife from the kitchen into a small treatment room.
Police and ambulance officers tried to get Nowland to drop the knife before a senior constable fired his taser at one point as he slowly approached them, Assistant Commissioner Peter Cotter said on Friday.
The officer who fired the taser has been removed from active duty. The critical investigation of the incident was raised to “level one” because Nowland suffered an injury that could lead to his death.
and ABC staff expressed support for journalist Stan Grant who announced yesterday that he is stepping down from his role as host of ABC’s Q&A program, citing fatigue from the constant racial abuse.
Grant expressed frustration with ABC executives, saying no one publicly denied the lies written and told about him.
“I am not answerable to any person; it’s an institutional failure,” he said.
The ABC’s 7.30 presenter Sarah Ferguson said the abuse directed at Grant was “disgusting” and said “There are no words for the horror we feel at this.”
ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster Virginia Trioli said Grant was a “clever broadcaster and thinker” and said: “If this country doesn’t have a civil debate about identity, racism and the legacy of colonialism then we’re lost .”
In a statement, ABC news director Justin Stevens said the broadcaster stood by Grant and the abuse was “outrageous and unacceptable”.
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