Weekly Wrap with Geoff Field
Need to catch up on what happened this week? Geoff Field fills us in.
Locally, a petition is launched against the building of three new stadiums in Sydney, led by Peter Fitzsimmons. Mayor Clover Moore suggests the money should be spent on community sports instead, but the NSW Government says it will continue with the project, no matter what. Sydney Trains continue to face increasing pressure and crowds, despite the increased services.
Across the country, the biggest news of the week is the legalisation of same sex marriage! In #auspol, a poll came out showing that 71% of the population do not want sitting Prime Ministers removed from either party, and Malcolm Turnbull goes up slightly in popularity. Melbourne missed out on the worst of the weather, in what was predicted to be their ‘armageddon’, though there was flash flooding in some suburbs.
Amazon launched in Australia, cruise ship Ocean of the Seas has mass gastro outbreak in Hobart, and Labour’s David Feeney was referred to the High Court over more citizenship drama. A Current Affair report Ben McCormack, is fined $1000 and put on three year good behaviour bond after sex offences and child pornography charges.
Internationally, the US Supreme Court allows Trump to implement his travel ban, affecting six Muslim countries. In other Trump news, Robert Miller orders Deutsche Bank to show records of accounts held by Donald Trump, which is being watched closely. Russia is out of the Winter Olympics because of their doping regime. Plus Time Magazine announces their person of the year as ‘The Silence Breakers’, those who started the #metoo campaign and came forward to tell their stories about sexual abuse inflicted by men in power.