The Liberals’ Jadon Atkinson should be disendorsed, according to prominent Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann (PW). The Cooper hopeful from northern Melbourne (ALP/14.6%) is not “fit for office” after praising far-right former senator Fraser Anning as “a god”, Kaltmann says.
‘Teal independent’ Kate Chaney’s uncle Fred says he was concerned (PW) when he learned she was running for office in the seat of Curtin in Perth (Lib/13.9). A former big-time Liberal, Fred Chaney says politics has become "a pretty grim operation", particularly for women.
Calls for Shane Stone to resign as the National Recovery and Resilience Agency boss are “politicking”, say the mayors of Lismore and Ballina (PW). The former NT chief minister has been under pressure from Labor to go over comments made earlier this year that homes on floodplains should not be rebuilt.
A new ANU report says the end of the China-driven coal boom is coming sooner than expected, and politicians must explain that to mining workers. The report, co-authored by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s son Alex, will be released today (PW).
In G20 news, finance ministers have walked out on the Russian delegate as he began speaking at the meeting in Washington DC. And Indonesia is defending its decision to invite Russian President Putin to the leaders’ summit later this year.
Russian and Belarusian tennis players will not be able to compete at Wimbledon this year because of the war in Ukraine. That counts out men’s world #2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia and women’s world #4 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
And if you haven’t had enough debate for one day… French presidential hopefuls Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are at it this morning. Follow along live here.