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Staffer Fired Over Lewd Act at Aussie Lawmaker's Desk

PM Scott Morrison's bad month is only getting worse

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched across Australia last week to protest the sexual abuse and harassment of women, including the former adviser who says she was raped in March 2019 in Parliament House. Brittany Higgins—the first of five women to make such a claim, per the Washington Post...

PM Responds to Alleged Rape in Australian Parliament

Adviser Brittany Higgins plans to reopen 2019 police complaint against colleague

(Newser) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized to a former adviser who says she was raped in a parliamentary office. In a Monday interview with The Project , Brittany Higgins said she'd been working with Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds for a few weeks when she went out for drinks...

Google Makes a Big Threat in Australian Dispute

Firm says it will pull search engine from country if it makes tech giants pay for news content

(Newser) - Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly hit back, saying, "We don't respond to threats," per the AP . "Australia makes...

Aussie Calls Out to PM: 'Get Off My Grass'

Scott Morrison ensured reporters complied with the request

(Newser) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in the process of announcing a strategy to assist Australians in investing in their homes Thursday when he was interrupted by an annoyed homeowner who'd just invested in his lawn. "Can everyone get off the grass please," the man yelled from...

As Nation Burns, Australians Turn Rage on Their PM

Anger is mounting over Scott Morrison's wildfire response

(Newser) - The question a few weeks ago was " where the bloody hell " was Scott Morrison. The question now is whether Australia's prime minister can survive the crisis at home and serve out a full three-year term. As the AP reports, there's been an eruption of anger over...

'ScoMo, Where the Bloody Hell Are You?'

Australian PM ending Hawaiian vacation after deaths of 2 more firefighters in wildfires

(Newser) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was enjoying the Hawaiian sunshine while two volunteer firefighters died battling bushfires at home Thursday, prompting what Reuters calls a "rare" apology. "I deeply regret any offense caused to any of the many Australians affected by the terrible bushfires by my taking leave...

Aussie PM: 'Devastating' Fires Are 'Absolutely Chilling'

100-plus wildfires blaze across New South Wales and Queensland, killing 3 and injuring dozens

(Newser) - Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left three people dead, several missing, and dozens injured, with over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday. Around 1,500 firefighters were battling more than 70 fires across Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, with the most intense in the...

Trump Pushed a PM to Help Mueller Probe

Italy, other nations are being asked to assist with Barr's inquiry

(Newser) - In May, Attorney General William Barr asked a US attorney to run an inquiry into the roots of the Russia election interference investigation. Sometime later, NBC reports, Barr decided other countries might be able to help, and he suggested that President Trump call Australia, US officials say. So the president...

Egg Bounces Off Aussie PM's Head
Egg Bounces Off
Aussie PM's Head

Egg Bounces Off Aussie PM's Head

Woman charged with common assault

(Newser) - Australia's prime minister was hit on the head with an egg and a woman was knocked off her feet Tuesday during a protest ahead of a general election next week. The egg appeared to strike Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the back of the head then bounce off without...

Photoshop Fail Involving PM Has Australia in Hysterics

Scott Morrison appears to have 2 left feet in doctored photo

(Newser) - A glaring Photoshop fail has Australia—and much of the rest of the world—tittering after Prime Minister Scott Morrison was accidentally given two left feet in a photo on his official website . The family photo (which is still on the website, but has been restored to the original version)...

Pamela Anderson No Fan of Prime Minister's 'Lewd' Remark

She's not impressed with Australian PM Scott Morrison's reply to her Assange request

(Newser) - Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia's prime minister for making "smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion." Appearing on Australia's 60 Minutes this month, the Baywatch star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back to his to native Australia;...

Needles Keep Appearing in Australian Strawberries

#SmashAStrawb aims to support local growers amid investigation

(Newser) - Australia's "Smash a Strawberry" campaign can be easily misinterpreted if one isn't up to date on Australian slang. Here, "smash" refers to devouring a strawberry, rather than turning it into mush. Some might prefer to do the latter, however, after at least 100 reported cases of...

Australia Gets Its 5th Prime Minister in 5 Years

Scott Morrison wins after Liberal party rebellion

(Newser) - In the 35 years between 1975 and 2010, Australia had five prime ministers—the same number it has now had in the last 5 years. The latest to enter the revolving door is Scott Morrison, who emerged triumphant Friday after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by his own party, the...

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