Climate predictions ‘set us back’ and ‘cost a bomb’

Sky News presenter Chris Kenny says the “worst is yet to come” in the rain that is plaguing the eastern states, although political rhetoric has claimed that Australia would be ravaged by drought. Kenny said that because governments believed this, desalination plants were built to compensate for dams that “wouldn’t fill anymore.” “I’ve gone through … Read more

RBA Governor Philip Lowe has ‘huge amount of pressure’ on him

Australian editor Judith Sloan says there is a “huge amount of pressure” on RBA Governor Philip Lowe to balance interest rates so the economy doesn’t slide into recession. “This is the narrow path where the Reserve Bank ramps up the spot rate, and that then affects interest rates in general across the economy, curbing inflation … Read more

RBA Governor Philip Lowe has ‘huge amount of pressure’ on him

Australian editor Judith Sloan says there is a “huge amount of pressure” on RBA Governor Philip Lowe to balance interest rates so the economy doesn’t slide into recession. “This is the narrow path where the Reserve Bank ramps up the spot rate, and that then affects interest rates in general across the economy, curbing inflation … Read more

Reintegration of children of ISIS fighters is a ‘complex and difficult issue’

Child and youth psychologist Clare Rowe says the reintegration of children of Islamic State fighters from Syrian camps is a “complex and difficult issue”. The National Security Committee has finalized plans to bring home 16 women and 42 children after a risk assessment by ASIO agents acquitted the families detained since the fall of the … Read more