Veteran Kuwaiti ambassador recalls three decades of memories with the Queen

Veteran Kuwaiti ambassador recalls three decades of memories with the Queen

A veteran Kuwaiti diplomat has recalled his fondest memories with the Queen over three decades of formal friendship. Khaled Abdulaziz Al-Duwaisan, 75, the longest-serving ambassador to Britain, said he loved the Queen for her energy, knowledge and sense of humour. Speaking with the PA news agency from his home in Kuwait on Friday, Mr Al-Duwaisan … Read more

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner calls for dam level review before summer wet season to manage flood risks

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner calls for dam level review before summer wet season to manage flood risks

A war of words has broken out between Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and the Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher over dam levels heading into what’s predicted to be another wet summer. Key points: Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has asked whether dam water releases should start ahead of summer rainfalls Queensland Water … Read more

Brisbane council trials bikeway speed monitors to slow cyclists, scooters at Kangaroo Point

Brisbane council trials bikeway speed monitors to slow cyclists, scooters at Kangaroo Point

A new council trial of flashing awareness signs on one of Brisbane’s busiest shared pathways has been met with mixed responses from cyclists and pro-pedestrian groups. Key points: Brisbane City Council is trialling two Bicycle Awareness Monitors along the Kangaroo Point Bikeway Brisbane West Bicycle User Group and Queensland Walks say the signs indicate there is … Read more

Open House Melbourne: What’s on as event returns for 2022

Open House Melbourne: What’s on as event returns for 2022

Melburnians will be able to set foot in some of the city’s most important cultural and historical spaces for the first time this weekend. The new Melbourne Holocaust Museum building and freshly finished parts of Footscray’s Heavenly Queen Temple will be open to the public for the first time as Open House Melbourne returns in … Read more

Clover Moore on track to secure fifth term in office as Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney

Clover Moore on track to secure fifth term in office as Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has secured a fifth term in office, promising a “strong, independent, progressive leadership” for the city in a victory speech on Saturday night. Clover Moore has secured a fifth term in office, extending her 17-year reign as Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney. The independent MP, who has been … Read more

Lord Mayor Sally Capp planned $5k graffiti trip to Singapore

Lord Mayor Sally Capp planned k graffiti trip to Singapore

Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp has been forced to defend a $5000 taxpayer-funded trip centred on checking out an Asian city’s graffiti. Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp has been forced to defend a planned taxpayer-funded trip to Singapore that will centre on its approach to graffiti. The $5000 jaunt would see Ms Capp fly to … Read more