PM unveils new ministry as Coalition prepares for majority government


May 26, 2019 16:15:35
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reshuffled his Cabinet and stamped his renewed authority on the Coalition, after delivering a majority government.Key points:Senator Arthur Sinodinos will be recommended as Australia’s next Ambassador to the United StatesSenator Mitch Fifield will be recommended as Australia’s next Ambassador to the United NationsBoth appointments would trigger casual vacancies and could see the return of Senator Jim Molan Many senior positions remain unchanged, although Melissa Price will no longer serve as environment minister and will be replaced by Sussan Ley.Mr Morrison announced Senator Arthur Sinodinos will become Australia’s next ambassador to the United States, replacing Joe Hockey when his term ends.He will also recommend Mitch Fifield become Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations, with Paul Fletcher to take over his communications portfolio.“They will both be exceptional representatives and our countries interests abroad wi…

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Ex-Steeler Joey Porter: Ben Roethlisberger ‘Has the Power’ and ‘Uses It for Him’

Don Wright/Associated Press Another former teammate is calling out Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This time, it’s four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter.NFL Network commentator Terrell Davis said recently that former Denver Broncos teammate John Elway used to use his star power to push the coaching staff to hold more non-contact practices during training camp. The quarterback did so not for his benefit, but to help his teammates out.Porter doesn’t believe Roethlisberger would do the same.“It’s clear he has the power, and how he uses it? He uses it for him,” Porter said, per Pro Football Talk’sMichael David Smith.This is just the latest in what has been a rough offseason for Roethlisberger. From being called a “bad leader” to being accused of having an “owner mentality” to being accused of intentionally fumbling during a game, Roethlisberger has been in headlines for all of the wrong reasons since the end of the 2018 campaign.
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Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax on Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between Eurosceptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity.Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return power to national governments are expected to make gains, though mainstream parties are tipped to hold onto power in the 751-seat legislature that sits in both Brussels and Strasbourg.Leading the challenge to the established order is Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, head of the League party, who is assembling a group of like-minded parties from across Europe.“We need to do everything that is right to free this country, this continent, from the illegal occupation organised by Brussels,” Salvini told a rally in Milan last weekend that was attended by the leaders of 11 nationalist parties.Projections released by the European Parliament last mon…

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Every NFL Team’s To-Do List for Rest of Offseason

0 of 32 Matt Slocum/Associated Press The primary building phase of the NFL offseason is over. The excitement of free agency and the draft has faded. This doesn’t mean, however, that teams are even close to being prepared for the 2019 season.There are goals that need to be accomplished before teams can even begin preparing for the regular season. Rosters must be evaluated, schemes must be installed, and areas of need must be addressed prior to training camps and the preseason.What does each squad need to do before the preseason arrives? That’s precisely what we’re here to examine. 1 of 32 Michael Conroy/Associated Press Install Kliff Kingsbury’s offensePrepare Kyler Murray to be a rookie starterEstablish chemistry among the receiving corpsSolidify the offensive lineThe Arizona Cardinals are going all in on the offensive creativity of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. They used the first overall pick in the draft to get him his preferred quarterback, Kyler Murray, and they drafted wideouts And…