Daniel Duggan’s lawyer calls for restraining order on property to be thrown out due to ‘unacceptable sequence of events’
An Australian federal police officer has told the New South Wales supreme court he “regrets” providing it with incorrect evidence as part of a bid to intervene in the sale of a property that would fund the ex-US military pilot Daniel Duggan’s legal costs.
The AFP applied on 31 October to have the multimillion-dollar property on the NSW south coast owned by Duggan’s wife, Saffrine, seized by the state under a foreign restraining order that was imposed by a US court early last month.Continue reading...
Live, rolling coverage of business, economics and financial markets as UK competition regulator says makers of branded products have contributed to high food inflation
Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage of business, economics and financial markets.
Food brands in the UK have pushed up their prices by more than costs increased, the UK’s competition regulator has said after examining the sector in response to concerns about “greedflation” adding to the cost of living crisis.
Food price inflation has put huge strain on household budgets, so it is vital competition issues aren’t adding to the problem. While in most cases the leading brands have raised prices more than their own cost increases, own label products are generally providing cheaper alternatives.
The picture is different when it comes to baby formula, with little evidence that people are switching to cheaper products and limited own label alternatives. We’re concerned that parents may not always have the right information to make informed choices and that suppliers may not have strong incentives to offer infant formula at competitive prices.
9:30am GMT: Bank of England consumer credit (October; previous: £1.39bn; consensus: £1.5bn)
9:30am GMT: Bank of England mortgage approvals (October; prev.: 43,328; cons.: 45,000)
10am GMT: Eurozone economic sentiment (November; prev.: 93.3; cons.: 93.7)
10am GMT: Eurozone consumer confidence (November; prev.: -16.9; cons.: -16.9)
10:30am GMT: Competition and Markets Authority chair at House of Lords committee
1pm GMT: Germany harmonised inflation preliminary year-on-year (November; prev.: 3%; cons.: 2.6%)
1:30pm GMT: US GDP second estimate (Q3; prev.: 4.9% annualised; cons.: 5%)Continue reading...
Former Liberal staffer told the court she was upset ‘all these good people did nothing’ in her time of need
Brittany Higgins was “really personally hurt” by the way senator Linda Reynolds and the Liberal Party “abandoned” her after she disclosed she had been sexually assaulted in the minister’s office, the federal court has heard.
Bruce Lehrmann has brought a defamation case against Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson over an interview with Higgins on Ten’s The Project in which she alleged she was raped by a Liberal staffer in Parliament House. Network Ten and Wilkinson are defending the case.Continue reading...
Arnold Dix describes having to dig ‘100 millimetres at a time’ to save workers stuck in Silkyara-Barkot tunnel for 17 days
An Australian tunnelling expert has told of his part in the dramatic rescue of 41 Indian workers who had been trapped in a collapsed tunnel for 17 days.
Arnold Dix, a Melbourne specialist in underground transportation and infrastructure, is being hailed after his efforts helped save workers stuck inside a blocked tunnel in the Himalayan mountains.Continue reading...
NSW girl Isabelle Miller grabbed steering wheel of Casino high school bus as it crossed road and headed towards cars refuelling at mini mart
A 14-year-old has been hailed a hero after her quick thinking stopped a runaway school bus from crashing into a petrol station in northern New South Wales.
The Casino high school bus was parked outside the school last Wednesday when it started rolling forwards with no driver at the wheel.Continue reading...
Collaboration will give Sony Pictures Entertainment exclusive first-look rights to Guardian’s global journalism
The Guardian has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the parent of the producers of content including The Crown, Doctor Who and Sex Education, to develop the media group’s content for adaptation to film and TV.
The deal with Guardian Media Group, the parent company of the Guardian and Observer newspapers and international digital businesses, will give SPE exclusive first-look rights to Guardian’s global journalism.Continue reading...
Dominic LeBlanc, Canada's public safety minister, said Tuesday his government is still working on new legislation targeting online harm — something first promised in 2019 but which has yet to be tabled.