Linda Reynolds warns of rapid military build-up in the Pacific

The Defence Minister, who is under fire for her handling of rape allegations made by former staffer Brittany Higgins, will say Australia is facing the threat of “military modernisation, accelerating technological advances and the use of coercive tactics” throughout the region. “Great power competition is increasing, and nowhere more so than in our region,” Senator […]

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds changes story on police meetings over alleged rape

Senator Reynolds confirmed this on Monday but batted away most questions by saying the details were Ms Higgins’ story to tell. Pressed again in question time on Tuesday, Senator Reynolds said she had in fact had two meetings involving police in the week after the alleged rape. “I met on 1 April with the AFP, […]

Coleen Nolan ‘considering a double mastectomy’ after sisters Linda and Anne diagnosed with cancer | The Independent

Last week, it was reported that Linda and Anne Nolan were both receiving cancer treatment after being diagnosed days apart. Linda, 61, has been undergoing treatment for liver cancer, the third time she has experienced a recurrence from breast cancer, while Anne, 69, has stage-three breast cancer. The sisters were all part of Irish pop […]