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10:51  29 october  2021
10:51  29 october  2021 Source:   crikey.com.au

Has Wagga ever staged the Olympics? No. So why did it need an Olympic-standard shooting range?

  Has Wagga ever staged the Olympics? No. So why did it need an Olympic-standard shooting range? A senior NSW bureaucrat tells the NSW ICAC 'it wasn't necessarily a good use of funds'.This was the central issue being debated at ICAC’s Operation Keppel, which began in Sydney yesterday.

Gladys tidings . Good morning, early birds. Former premier Gladys Berejiklian faces ICAC today after yesterday's session heard she promised to "throw money" at then-boyfriend Daryl Maguire's Wagga electorate, and at 6pm today the border between Melbourne and the regions will re-open.

Home Latest News Gladys tidings . Embattled former premier Gladys Berejiklian faces the corruption watchdog today, after yesterday’s session heard she promised to “throw money” at then-boyfriend Daryl Maguire’s Wagga electorate, the SMH reports.

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CORRUPTION ERUPTION?

Embattled former premier Gladys Berejiklian faces the corruption watchdog today, after yesterday’s session heard she promised to “throw money” at then-boyfriend Daryl Maguire’s Wagga electorate, the SMH reports. Telephone intercepts also revealed Berejiklian said she’d overrule bureaucrats in giving Wagga a stadium. Maguire told ICAC yesterday they were pretty serious as a couple — talking marriage and babies, and holidaying together, The Australian ($) adds. Her legal team has asked why that intimate detail was even mentioned at ICAC, but it’s supposedly part of determining whether she had a conflict of interest.

Former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian will front ICAC next week

  Former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian will front ICAC next week Ms Berejiklian will face questions about whether her secret relationship with Darryl Maguire led to grant funding.Ms Berejiklian resigned from her position three weeks ago when the corruption body announced a public hearing into whether her conduct "involved a breach of public trust".

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Speaking of things getting personal, South Australia’s new Speaker Dan Cregan — who was slotted into the powerful role after a late-night coup — has accused the Liberals of using bushfire victims’ phone numbers for political advertising, The Advertiser ($) reports. Cregan, who got victim details as a former Liberal MP, says he’s tossing up a prima facie case of privilege which could lead to a parliamentary inquiry. It comes just weeks after the SA Ombudsman found evidence of “potential” corruption, maladministration, or misconduct within the Liberal Party over data handling, as ABC reported.

Also this morning, more than two-thirds of Queensland public servants say corruption is rife, according to an anonymous poll by the crime and corruption watchdog. One fifth of 14,500 respondents said they’d seen hiring favouritism or nepotism, false entitlement claims or timesheets, The Brisbane Times reports. Around one in 10 reported witnessing contracts go to family members or associates. Sheesh.

From hero to net zero: ICAC blasts the sheen off Gladys, her restoration in grave doubt

  From hero to net zero: ICAC blasts the sheen off Gladys, her restoration in grave doubt Those who championed Gladys Berejiklian a few short weeks ago are now silent as ICAC hearings drag on.Three weeks later, those people who praised Berejiklian are now silent as the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigates whether Berejiklian “breached public trust” or “encouraged corrupt conduct” between 2015 and 2018, during which time she was in a secret “close personal relationship” with former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.

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Maguire tells ICAC hearing he loved Gladys and they had talked about having a child. The disgraced former MP also told the corruption inquiry the couple had holidayed together and he had had a key to her house. Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire told the corruption hearing this morning that he “loved” Gladys Berejiklian and that she had loved him back. He said the relationship started in 2015 and ended in 2018.

BREAKING POINT

Welcome to freedom Friday, Melburnians — at 6pm the border between the city and the regions will come down, retailers, cinemas and gyms can throw open their doors, and restaurants, pubs, and hairdressers will be able to host more patrons, the Herald Sun reports. Up to 500 vaccinated people can attend a wedding or funeral and masks outdoors are a thing of the past, the ABC continues. Tragically, however, 25 people were reported dead yesterday after contracting COVID — the highest daily total during this outbreak.

And Victoria’s health system is at a breaking point, according to the Department of Health’s latest report, as a COVID patient bottleneck is causing lengthy delays for others. Elective surgery wait times, mental health services, vital cancer screening, emergency department treatment, and ambulance transfers are falling short, The Age reports. Only about 68% of emergency patients are being treated on time, while only half were given a mental health bed within a crucial timeframe.

A significant boost

  A significant boost Good morning, early birds. COVID booster shots have been approved, and former NSW MP Daryl Maguire is fronting the corruption watchdog today. It's the news you need to know, with Emma Elsworthy.Half a million Victorians have been given a warning: get vaccinated or get left behind. At 6pm on Friday all retail will reopen to the vaxxed and unvaxxed alike, but once the state reaches its 90% vaccine goal (around November 17 the Herald Sun ($) reports), Premier Dan Andrews has warned that rule will change. Indeed about 85%of Victoria’s new cases are people who are not fully vaccinated, The New Daily says, yet nearly 20% of people aged in their 20s haven’t even got their first jab yet.

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Bizarre moment Gladys Berejiklian parks in her driveway but refuses to get out of her car and flees after media crews surrounded her home. Bizarre footage has captured the moment Gladys Berejiklian pulled up in her driveway after resigning as NSW premier - before then quickly fleeing across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ms Berejiklian went straight home after revealing on Friday she would step down as state leader and Willoughby MP amid an investigation by the corruption watchdog into her

TOXIC EMISSIONS

Our Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction will promote fossil fuels at the climate summit. Angus Taylor will tell the world’s leaders Australia is a “safe and reliable destination to invest in gas, hydrogen and new energy technologies” — but as Guardian Australia reports, gas has about half the emissions of coal and that’s not counting methane leakage.

It follows Taylor’s confirmation that Australia will sit out an international pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% before 2030, as Reuters reports. Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce boasted that excluding methane was one of his hostage requirements in the net zero by 2050 debacle, Sky News says — methane comes from livestock and the extraction of coal and gas. But Michelle Grattan for The Conversation says the Libs had been planning to all along.

Ahead of the summit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken to French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time since we dumped France for our British-American ménage à trois, as AFR reports. The Morrison camp said the call was fine, but the French said Morrison had “broken the relationship of trust” and said it was up to us to repair the damage, The New Daily reports. Morrison told the Today program he didn’t think they’ll chat at Glasgow, continuing that he’s “got to give him a bit of space”. The SMH adds that Morrison sent Macron a handwritten letter earlier this month. Romance ain’t dead, folks.

Former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to front ICAC

  Former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to front ICAC Former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will front ICAC today after her former partner Daryl Maguire revealed personal details of their relationship yesterday. It is the first time Ms Berejiklian will front the inquiry, which is investigating whether she breached the public trust.ICAC is investigating her secret relationship with Mr Maguire and whether she breached public trust. Ms Berejiklian has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

It’s spooky season, folks. Halloween falls on Sunday, and whether you like or loathe the mostly American tradition, it’s a great excuse to dress up (I’m thinking there’ll be a lot of Squid Game costumes this year) or even cozy up to watch your favourite spooky flick (Practical Magic, no question). It’s business as usual this weekend for Megan Clawson, however.

The 21-year-old woman lives inside the Tower of London. She moved in to spend time with her father, a Yeoman Warder. The 950-year old castle has been, among many things, a prison (1100 to 1952) and a grand royal palace where, in the 1480s, two young Princes in the Tower disappeared without a trace. They were thought to be murdered by their powerful uncle, who wanted the throne. Despite this torrid history, Clawson says she lives in “your average house” in the tower “apart from the arrow slits and the swords”. Naturally. But, she admits, some of the other guards’ young children have talked about playing with two little boys in the middle of the night called Richard and Edward — the very same as the slain princes.

Wishing you a restful weekend ahead.

SAY WHAT?

Carbon prices and equivalent measures need to become significantly more stringent, and globally better coordinated, to properly reflect the cost of emissions to the planet and put us on the path to genuinely meet the Paris Agreement climate goals.

How Gladys Berejiklian's ICAC media blitz backfired

  How Gladys Berejiklian's ICAC media blitz backfired Painful questions about the status of Gladys Berejiklian's relationship with Daryl Maguire bordered on the Shakespearean, as the former premier remains defiant.During her first day in the witness box at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on Friday, she stressed that she had done nothing wrong. She never made decisions that would favour anyone but the people of New South Wales. She had never suspected that the man with whom she was in a secret relationship had ever engaged in corrupt conduct.

Mathias Cormann

The former Liberal finance minister, who once called carbon taxes a “very expensive hoax”, has changed his tack completely — as head of the OECD, Cormann is now urging leaders to align the price of carbon emissions to take on net zero. Cormann was a senior member of the Abbott government which tore the Gillard-era carbon tax to shreds. Labor Senator Tim Ayres — who has been quite mouthy this week — asked Senate Estimates yesterday, “is this the same bloke?”

CRIKEY RECAP

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Why is the Morrison government suddenly worried about voter fraud?

“ID laws are a huge part of the many ways Republicans in the United States restrict voting in ways which progressives say systemically disenfranchises poorer, Black and Latin voters who tend to skew Democrat. For years, belief in stopping ‘voter fraud’ was widespread among US conservatives.

“Then Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was rigged turned a conspiracy theory into a full-blown article of faith for the American right. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts … started repeating Trumpian claims about election software being used to rig the result. And earlier this year he introduced an ‘integrity’ bill which included provisions on voter ID.”

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How the pandemic reshaped universities — and delivered on a Coalition dream

“Once upon a time there was relative bipartisanship in higher education funding. Then came the Howard government, which shifted the balance of total-education spending from universities to private schools. Its abolition of compulsory student unionism drained millions from student services and organisations while helping accelerate the demise of campus life.

Berejiklian ignored advice from chief of staff to cut off Maguire

  Berejiklian ignored advice from chief of staff to cut off Maguire Former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian is facing a second day of grilling by ICAC.The former premier has admitted she ignored her chief of staff's advice in 2018 that she should not have anything else to do with Mr Maguire, after he had given evidence to ICAC in 2018, the nature of which Ms Berejiklian admitted had "upset and shocked" her.

“Under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government, higher education funding as a proportion of total education spend fell again. The Abbott government was most nakedly ideological, attempting to deregulate course fees (which would have seen costs balloon) and introduce a 20% funding cut.”

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Morrison’s do-nothing climate plan is a fraud. It must be called out for the lie it is

“And the most important question of all is this: given that it will be free for Australia to get to net zero, and since Australia always meets its commitments, why not put in place a cap on the total amount of emissions in a given year? This could be done through an enhanced version of the safeguard mechanism already in place.

“The safeguard mechanism requires Australia’s largest emitters to keep their net emissions below a certain cap (or ‘baseline’). In fact, the Business Council of Australia’s climate plan calls for precisely this.”

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Biden announces $1.85 trillion framework for climate and safety net plan (The New York Times)

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Facebook is changing its name to Meta to emphasise ‘metaverse’ vision (The Age)

Why China is the world’s last ‘zero COVID’ holdout (The New York Times)

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Taiwanese President Confirms U.S. Troop Deployment on Island (The Wall Street Journal)

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Moscow shops and restaurants shut in new lockdown (BBC)

Daryl Maguire bunkers down at $2.6M bush bolthole

  Daryl Maguire bunkers down at $2.6M bush bolthole Disgraced deal-broker ex-MP Daryl Maguire is shunning the spotlight at his Wagga Wagga home and now just feeds horses and waters the vegetable garden on his sprawling bush property.Maguire has shunned the spotlight while the NSW corruption watchdog digs deeper into the deals which brought him notoriety and led to Ms Berejiklian's shock resignation last month.

THE COMMENTARIAT

When the world is on the brink, $3.5 trillion is a pittanceAbrahm Lustgarten (The New York Times): “Economic policy is no longer distinct from environmental policy, because, for example, creating high-paying jobs in southern Texas isn’t worth much if it’s too hot to go to work. Just as economists have linked hotter temperatures to declining crop yields, they have also linked them to more disease, more crime, more suicides and other effects on people’s health and well-being. All of them result in losses — both social and economic — and threaten the country’s strength and stability.

“Policymakers will have to start somewhere. Among the bill’s lesser-known provisions are funding to survey forests and to hire people to fight wildfires; to provide agricultural research for farmers whose crops won’t grow in hotter climates; to help homeowners transition from gas appliances to low-emission technologies; to study the health risks associated with climate change, which can include pandemics and infectious diseases; and to provide better forecasting of dangerous weather.”

I chanced upon a list of Sydney ocean pools and decided to swim all 45Justine Nolan (The SMH): “Chatting to seasoned locals sunning themselves at Malabar I felt like I had been transported to a sunny spot on a Greek island. Discovering the vast picnic grounds which accompany the Chowder Bay baths gave me the opportunity to chat to people who had travelled from distant suburbs to find the ‘perfect’ picnic spot. The hidden sanctuary of Northbridge Baths, gives off Italian riviera vibes, albeit with slightly murkier waters …

“And each spot has its own story. I had never heard the backstory for Forty Baskets′ name, and while I am not inclined to dispute its accuracy, I can say the fish on display for my visit were far more limited in numbers … It started well (and not too far from home) with the discovery of the unbelievably scenic Mahon pool which is nestled into a natural rock amphitheatre at the northern end of Maroubra beach … on a calm day there is almost no better place to complete the requisite laps. And so it began.”

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WHAT’S ON TODAY

Australia

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, and Labor Leader Anthony Albanese are among the speakers at the 2021 Bush Summit, discussing economic, social and political issues and held online.

  • The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2021 continues, which discusses Juukan Gorge, documenting languages, and institutional change for objects and ancestors, held online.

  • ABC Radio National’s Sarah Kanowski and author Jonathan Franzen discuss the latter’s new book, Crossroads, and more broadly the future of the modern novel. You can catch this one online for the next seven days.

Eora Nation Country (also known as Sydney)

  • StopAdani supporters, faith leaders, climate justice group Pacific Island Warriors, and Australian Parents for Climate Action will stage the first post-COVID lockdown protest outside the Bank of New York Mellon, calling on the bank to stop funding Adani’s Carmichael coal project.

Whadjuk Noongar Country (also known as Perth)

  • WA Deputy Premier Roger Cook will speak on the state’s economic agenda including policy and industries, held at The Westin Perth.

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Daryl Maguire bunkers down at $2.6M bush bolthole .
Disgraced deal-broker ex-MP Daryl Maguire is shunning the spotlight at his Wagga Wagga home and now just feeds horses and waters the vegetable garden on his sprawling bush property.Maguire has shunned the spotlight while the NSW corruption watchdog digs deeper into the deals which brought him notoriety and led to Ms Berejiklian's shock resignation last month.

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