Economy, China, climate dominate as Australia set for polls
Australians will go to the polls Saturday following a six-week election campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 1,200 miles off Australia’s shore.
Service To Mark 25 Years Since Port Arthur Massacre In Australia
PORT ARTHUR, Australia — A small commemoration service will be held at Australia’s southern Tasmania’s Port Arthur to mark 25 years since the 1996 massacre. Port Arthur has been a place of hardship and punishment. This move was an attempt to ensure there would never again be another event like Port Arthur in Australia. “May we who come to this garden cherish life for the sake of those who died,” the inscription reads. The post Service To Mark 25 Years Since Port Arthur Massacre In Australia appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Ex-World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey dies at 75
John Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. New South Wales state government officials on Saturday confirmed Fahey's death, but gave no details. Fahey was premier of New South Wales from 1992 to 1995. Fahey retired from politics in 2001 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, and had one of his lungs removed. When IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch announced Sydney as the winning bid, Fahey leapt out of his chair, turning to hug McGeoch.