ONE of Australia’s richest people has used Twitter to label Scott Morrison’s “fair dinkum power” as “bulls—” and challenged the PM to come up with a proper energy policy.
Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of tech darling Atlassian whose holding in the company is worth several billion dollars, took to social media this afternoon to directly criticise Mr Morrison’s energy policy.
The PM has started using the term “fair dinkum power” to describe dispatchable power. It has sparked accusations he is using the term as code for coal-fired power stations.
He has also released a short video explaining his actions to reduce power prices, a video that seemed to anger the Atlassian boss.
Mr Cannon-Brookes, who was appointed earlier this year to a Government-funded board to develop an Australian national brand, said the PM was not being upfront with voters.
THE elderly Albany sex predator who preyed on eight girls over more than a decade in the 70s and 80s will spend at least the next six years in prison.
Wealthy and well-known local electrician Kenneth Norman was today jailed for a total of eight years and eight months by a District Court judge, for what he described as the planned and premediated assaults on the daughters of his friends.
Norman, who will turn 80 next month, had spent the last two nights behind bars awaiting his sentencing.
Today, Judge Mark Herron decided that he will be at least 86 before he can be considered for release, after being found guilty of a dozen charges against eight different victims following an emotional District Court trial earlier this year.
Some of those victims, and their families, were in court to see Norman sent away today – weeping with relief at the outcome.
The jury heard detailed allegations of how Norman had sexually assaulted the girls during camping trips, motorbike rides and as they got ready for Brownies meetings.
VENICE was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, killing six people.
Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised the water level 156 centimetres before receding. The water exceeded the raised walkways normally put out in flooded areas in Venice, forcing their removal. Transport officials closed the water bus system except to outlying islands because of the emergency.
Venice frequently floods when high winds push in water from the lagoon, but Monday’s levels were exceptional. The peak level was the highest reached since December 2008, according to Venice statistics.