Opinion | How Not to Outlaw Abortion

But in the age of Trump, conservative commentators and lawmakers expect big results, quickly, and are not afraid to say so — or to give up the claims of neutrality that made the conservative legal movement so successful. In his 2018 confirmation hearings, for example, Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate …

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How to Make Sense of the Roberts Court

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Trump was briefed on the Russian bounty program months ago. The coronavirus is hitting California hard. And the Supreme Court rules against both abortion restrictions and financial regulation. For anyone trying to make sense of the Supreme Court …

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China Passes Hong Kong National Security Law

China passed a contentious new law for Hong Kong on Tuesday that would empower the authorities to crack down on opposition to Beijing, risking deeper rifts with Western governments that have warned about the erosion of freedoms in the territory. The law’s swift approval in Beijing signaled the urgency that …

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RBA urges ongoing stimulus for economy

Australia’s central bank says the economy will need “considerable” support for some time, and it would be a “problem” if the government ended fiscal stimulus in September as initially flagged. Australia’s fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic is among the biggest in the world at almost 10 per cent of …

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Our Five School Holiday Essentials

Camera IconiTechWorld 400w pure sine inverter. Credit: Supplied/Supplied Chargers, cables and backup battery Cables, back-up cables, car chargers, 240v chargers. All that stuff you need to keep your tech running in any situation. My go-to battery backup, which will run my Macbook Pro for hours, charge my Sony RX10 quickly, …

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Medina IGA attack | The West Australian

A man in his 30s has been taken to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries, after he was attacked by two carloads of people outside Medina IGA yesterday afternoon. Police have said the man was with other family members about 2pm on June 29, when a number of people exited …

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AGL ties bonuses to emissions cuts

AGL Energy, Australia’s biggest carbon emitter, will partly link executive long term bonuses to emissions cuts as part of a new climate action plan announced on Tuesday. The move makes AGL the first of Australia’s major polluters, including miners and gas producers, to include cutting emissions in long term incentives, …

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