YouTube ads pulled over concerns of paedophiles commenting on kids videos

By Helene Fung Popular YouTuber MattsWhatItiS and a report from Wired shed light on a discovery that suspected paedophiles have been operating on the YouTube platform. Examples have been found of users posting comments on YouTube videos containing links to child pornography and other unlisted videos, links to social media contacts, or timestamps that showed…

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China defends ban on Australia coal imports and calls hacking suspicions baseless

By Helene Fung China officially responded to reports of an indefinite ban on Australian coal imports at a key port Dalian in the north of China, and Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the move is to protect the interests of Chinese importers and the environment. Only Australia coal is being targeted; Reuters reported that…

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200 US soldiers to be left behind in Syria post-withdrawal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump bucked under pressure, and back-flipped away from a complete withdrawal of the US forces from Syria. The White House announced in a statement that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time”. No details have been provided regarding how long the…

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29th year of Rottnest Channel Swim Starts Tomorrow!

One of WA’s most iconic events is back for its 29th year, where over 2,500 swimmers will compete in the Rottnest Channel Swim tomorrow morning. The 19.7km swim from Cottesloe beach to Rottnest Island is a drawcard for swimmers across the world, with 46 international and 506 interstate and regional competitors will compete against local…

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