Weekly Wrap with Geoff Field

Geoff Field joined Nic to wrap all the news of the week that was.

A tragic story opened the week, with the news that a bushfire had destroyed 70 homes in Tathra, on the New South Wales south coast Two separate inquiries have been launched into the fire, following claims of a ‘turf war’ between the urban and rural fire services. Also on Monday, in unsurprising news, Vladimir Putin is easily re-elected to yet another six year term as the Russian President, for which he received a congratulatory call from US President Donald Trump

Staying overseas, On Tuesday, Facebook was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as the data of more than 50 million users was used by firm Cambridge Analytica to target voters in the 2016 US Election. This story dominated the news all week, with more disturbing revelations being released by the day. On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally fronted the media, saying on CNN that mistakes had been made.

In other news, on Wednesday, James Packer stepped down as director of Crown Resorts, citing an ongoing struggle with mental illness. In Minneapolis, Police officer Mohamed Noor hands himself in after he is charged with the murder of Australian woman, Justine Damond.

Finally, Pauline Hanson announced on Thursday that her One Nation party will back the government’s corporate tax cuts, in exchange for the government providing $60 million dollars for the training of new apprentices. However, the government still needs the support of Derryn Hinch and newly elected Senator Tim Storer if the bill is to pass.

To hear more details of these stories and all the other news of the week, have a listen back to Nic and Geoff’s weekly wrap up.

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