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Baby Ivy Ludwig has had the most Aussie birth ever after being delivered in a car on a footy field.
Ludwig was derived into the hands of here dad and was wrapped up into a flannie after being born.
Sky News hosts reacted to the news of the baby's birth.
“I can’t believe they haven’t called the kid Shazza on the basis of that,” Sky News host Caleb Bond said.
“Because can you think of anything more Aussie than that.”
Facebook owner Meta is launching a range of chatbots, each with different personalities for Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said these AI bots could be used to “help settle family arguments” in a group setting.
“How sad to think that people would actually want to go to an AI bot in order to find a friend,” said Sky News host Caleb Bond.
“We are more connected than ever … and yet we find ourselves less connected than ever.
“To the point where we can’t talk to other human beings – we'd rather talk to a robot.”
Sky News host Chris Kenny says inflation jumped again as it is supposed to be coming down affecting the cost-of-living pressures.
Mr Kenny sat down with Herald Sun’s Susie O’Brien and 6PR host Oliver Peterson to discuss the high fuel prices driving up inflation.
“We talk a lot about cost-of-living … a big development this week, really, yesterday when we saw inflation jump again when it’s supposed to be easing down,” he said.
“A lot of those coming from petrol prices and that’s of course the cost that we all fear and we will feel.
“Jim Chalmers and Anthony Albanese saying that they’re not going to be throwing any more money around to ease these cost-of-living pressures.”
Actor Sir Michael Gambon has died aged 82, from pneumonia.
Sir Michael is best known for playing Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter movies.
The Irish-English actor worked across TV, film, theatre and won four Baftas during his long-spanning career.
A statement issued by his family said: “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon.”
"Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia."
Sky News host Caleb Bond is “glad to report” the US Senate has reversed its informal dress code ruling which now requires Senator John Fetterman to don a suit and tie.
The US Senate has reversed its informal dress code decision which now forces men to wear formal wear.
“I have won,” Mr Bond declared.
“Finally, standards are being upheld.
“The west is no longer falling – thank god.”
Sky News host Paul Murray says there is a chance that the Voice referendum returns a ‘No’ result in “every state”.
“I’d have to think New South Wales and Victoria is going to be a ‘Yes’, because the numbers are pretty tight there right now,” Mr Murray said.
The latest Newspoll on the Voice shows support for the proposal has dropped to its lowest level.
“We don’t have enough data out of South Australia and Tasmania which means we are kind of flying blind.
“Clearly, they’re not going to get at least half of that … which means this thing is dead on arrival.”
Offshore wind developers are concerned the change in the Victorian government after Daniel Andrews stepped down as Premier could delay plans for Victoria's offshore wind farm.
The Victorian government set a target for its offshore wind power to generate 2 gigawatts by 2032 and nine gigawatts by 2040 to help push toward Australia’s net zero target.
“I mean this stuff is just running into roadblocks right around the country,” Sky News Chris Kenny said.
“No wonder it's hugely expensive and complicated.
“And guess what most people don’t want huge wind turbines offshore anymore than they want them in their front yards.”
Sky News host Paul Murray has slammed the Albanese government for ruling out a cut to fuel excise as petrol prices continue to rise.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the government is not currently contemplating a cut.
“It would hardly send the country broke,” Mr Murray said.
Mr Murray noted that Labor ministers targeted the former government when in opposition over its lack of action on reducing fuel prices.
“It’s something, of course, the Labor government was more than happy to talk about when they were in opposition, when they had no responsibility.”
Former Qantas boss Alan Joyce being threatened with jail time if he fails to front a Senate inquiry shows how “frustrated” senators are, according to Adoni Media’s Leisa Goddard.
The Senate inquiry will be looking into the Albanese government’s decision to block extra Qatar Airways flights into Australia.
Mr Joyce was not present at the committee as his lawyers advised he is overseas for “personal obligations”.
“It wasn’t a direct threat from Senator Bridget McKenzie, but it was certainly laid out that this has happened in the past, so they’re putting on notice,” Ms Goddard told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“They want him back in Australia, and rightly so, they want answers.”
Herald Sun's Susie O'Brien says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle required a school to sign a "gag order" restricting staff and students from making negative public comments about the couple.
“This down and out school, they had to actually agree in order to attract this couple,” Ms O’Brien told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“There were a whole lot of things they weren't allowed to say.
“I think that's an absolutely appalling way to treat school kids and teachers.
"What a disgrace these two are."
Sky News host Erin Molan says Australians are “afraid” to have a legitimate conversation about the Voice to Parliament because they fear being labelled as racist.
“I have been in a position … where there has been the inference that I had been racist,” Ms Molan said.
“There is nothing more appalling that you can say about someone.
“The fact that so many good, decent Australians are afraid to talk openly about this – is a loss for our whole country.”
Australians will cast their vote at the ballot box for the Voice referendum on October 14, which the polls suggest could be heading for defeat.
Independent MP Dai Le has called for the Albanese government to do more for Australians struggling with the rise in the cost of living.
The Independent MP sat down with Sky News host Pual Murray to discuss Australia’s cost of living and how the government needs to do more to help those struggling.
Ms Le said that the money raised by the levy on fuel could have been used to keep funding the discount on fuel for Australians struggling with rising prices.
She said the government should reconsider the move to discontinue the policy
It’s not just targeting one certain group of people but it’s actually the “majority of working Australians” affected by the surge in fuel prices, Ms Le said.
“Not only have petrol prices gone up the cost of food has gone up bread and milk,” she told Sky News host Paul Murray.
“I went to Woollies a few days ago to talk to some workers in Liverpool and they say look they have never seen so many people now avoiding to buy fresh fruit fresh vegetables they are now going toward frozen food as well as home brand."
Sky News host Andrew Bolt has expressed disbelief over Woodside Energy’s seismic testing being stopped after an Aboriginal woman claimed it would disrupt the songlines of whales.
Raelene Cooper claimed she hadn't been consulted enough about the seismic testing and expressed concern over what it would do to the songlines.
Woodside told the federal court it had never been told of any whale songline in the area of its project until it read an affidavit from Ms Cooper.
“So this is why a major gas project of importance to all Australians is being halted – because one woman, with mixed heritage, has mystical views which she claims come from Aboriginal culture,” Mr Bolt said.
“I may be too cynical, but I often wonder how many Aborigines today sincerely believe such stories and how many just use them for leverage, for one reason or another.”
Sky News host Chris Kenny has criticised the “campaigning tactics” relating to “misinformation” from the ‘No’ camp against the Voice.
Mr Kenny’s comments come after One Nation’s Pauline Hanson put out a tweet on Wednesday labelling Yes campaigner Noel Pearson’s pitch to multicultural Australians as “divisive”.
“Pearson’s message was exactly the opposite to what Hanson pretended it was with her mischievously edited clip,” Mr Kenny said.
“These things have ramifications – they take off if nobody bothers to check or correct them.
“A perfectly wonderful expression of national unity by Noel Pearson about how we all share the privilege of being Australian equally is portrayed as the polar opposite.”
City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore will be allocated $47 million for her office over the next ten years.
A total of 22 full-time staff were employed to work in the office of the mayor.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal Ms Moore’s office spent $3.955 million in the last financial year.
“What are they doing?” said Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“Walking around throwing down palm fronds in front of her bike?”
Immigration lawyer Simon Jeans says the primary drivers of immigration are not solely dictatorships, civil wars, or poverty but somewhat the ease of entry into Western countries.
"When I started doing this in the 1990s, it was a handful of people that came by plane and applied for asylum," Mr Jeans told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
"Now you see people can get a passport, they can get a tourist visa, they can get a student visa, there are all sorts of ways they can come in.
"The two largest groups that we have, at the moment, are the Chinese and the Malaysians.
"They form the largest groups in the backlog of cases, something like 40,000 in the department and 40,000 at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal."
Writer and podcast host Evelyn Rae says Disney’s endgame is more about “evangelism” than entertainment.
“They want to win the hearts and souls of the kids who are watching these shows, and what better way to do that than to pin up the white man as the villain,” she told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
Ms Rae criticised Disney for its new movie ‘Wish’, which involves a “girl of colour fleeing an evil white man”.
“It’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from the woke Disney company,” Ms Rae said.
“It’s painfully predictable, but I think the silver lining is it’s going to crash out like all the other ones before it, and I’m going to enjoy that a little bit too much, perhaps.”
The Coalition has welcomed the opportunity for the Prime Minister to visit China and maintain the relationship with its President, Xi Jinping.
Anthony Albanese will be the first Australian prime minister to visit China in seven years after formally accepting an invitation to travel to Beijing later this year.
Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie says the Coalition is concerned about the “latest signal” from the Global Times.
“Which basically said, ‘be careful, you’re doing the wrong thing here by sending a parliamentary delegation to Taiwan’,” Mr Hastie told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
Mr Hastie’s remarks come as Labor MP Josh Wilson and Liberal MP Paul Fletcher are in Taiwan, which has angered Beijing.
Sky News host Chris Kenny has criticised the non-profit organisation The Climate Council’s latest bit of “climate catastrophism”.
The Climate Council recently released a video of swearing when asked about climate change.
“People think they have some kind of official or scientific status – they don’t – some are scientists, some are not,” Mr Kenny said.
“They’re just a bunch of activists, like your local Greenpeace outfit or maybe even your Extinction Rebellion mob, really.
“They think it’s cool, cuts through, or something to use rude words."
Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie says the Albanese government’s “restructuring and re-posturing” of Defence is about accounting for an underinvestment in the army.
“What this does is it shrinks the army, it disperses our combat power, and it weakens our Australian Defence Force, and that’s the fundamental truth of this,” Mr Hastie told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
The Albanese government has announced it is creating a brigade specialising in long-range strike and missile defence based out of Townsville.
This comes as the army becomes more focused on conducting missions in littoral waters close to shorelines.
“The army has been dealt a very tough hand, and the army is doing its very best to manage a bad situation,” Mr Hastie said.
Sky News Senior Reporter Caroline Marcus says there is “grumbling” within Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor party.
The Queensland premier recently said she would continue in her position despite former Victorian premier Daniel Andrews stepping down on Wednesday.
“When was the last time we could believe anything a politician says?” Ms Marcus told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“So, honestly, as soon as they say, ‘I’m committed to doing this or that,’ you can kind of bet your dollar it's not a question of if but when.
“We’ve already heard concerns over her health in recent weeks due to a mysterious medical episode that she hasn’t really explained.”
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says it's "astonishing" that the government still cannot give a clear explanation for why they decided to block extra Qatar Airways flights into Australia.
Mr Bolt's comments come as the government's decision to block extra flights from Qatar Airways into Australia has come under scrutiny at a Senate inquiry.
“We've now got a Senate committee trying to find out why the Albanese government banned Qatar Airlines from adding 21 extra flights a week because if they had allowed those flights that it would have cut airfares for travelling Australians,” Mr Bolt said.
“But of course, by banning it, they helped boost Qantas profits.
“I find it astonishing that after two months of questions about this, the government still cannot give a clear or consistent explanation why it did this.”
Former Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says the deletion of the definition of women from the Sex Discrimination Act by Julia Gillard in 2013 has opened the door to a “raft of challenges in particular for women.”
"This sort of stuff stemmed from that act," Ms Flint told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“My views on drag queens…I think they're highly offensive to women.
“I think they usually caricature us in a really sexist manner.
I don't agree with the majority of them and how they behave at all.”
Former Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says the left wing of politics will “revert to abuse” when they are unable to form an argument.
“This has been the way that the left have operated for decades,” Ms Flint told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
On Wednesday night, a Voice No campaign event in Brisbane came to a head when protesters screamed abuse at the ‘No’ voters outside.
Verbal attacks were hurled at Senator Alex Antic while entering a similar event held by the No campaign last week in Adelaide.
“The entire nation is finally seeing the left for what they are and how they operate,” Ms Flint said.
Former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop says Daniel Andrews displayed characteristics of "a vicious dictator" during his tenure in Victoria.
Ms Bishop cited instances of using "firing rubber bullets" and arresting a pregnant woman.
Ms Bishop mentioned conversations with Victorian friends who expressed eagerness to leave due to the “oppressive” environment.
“I hope she's not another Joan Kirner,” Ms Bishop told Sky News host Sharri Markson.
“That would be awful because she was a very bad premier.”
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