Former Treasurer Wayne Swan to quit politics at next election

Wayne Swan, former treasurer and deputy prime minister who helped guide Australia through the Global Financial Crisis, has announced plans to retire at the next federal election. Mr Swan served both the Rudd and Gillard governments, and served in parliament for more than two decades. “The inescapable fact is I’m approaching a stage in life…

Trump defends aide accused of domestic abuse, wishes him well

US President Donald Trump praised Rob Porter, the White House aide who resigned this week amid allegations of abuse by his two former wives. Mr Trump stressed that Mr Porter maintains his innocence, and wished him well. “He says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that…

Duke of Edinburgh Steps Down From Public Duty

Prince Philip will step down from all public engagements after August, Buckingham Palace has announced. The announcement comes after The Queen’s royal staff were called to attend an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning, raising concerns about the health of the Monarch or the Duke of Edinburgh. Buckingham Palace issued a statement just…