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Here’s what will change following the Queen’s death



Following the Queen’s death, here’s everything that will change

She is the only British monarch most of us ever known, and now Queen Elizabeth the second has passed away at the age of 96.

Emotional mourners gathered outside Buckingham Palace in huge numbers to pay their respects, lay flowers and light candles.  They also sang ‘God Save the Queen’ in honour of the witty, genuine and caring woman who has been part of the fabric of our lives for decades.

But as Her Majesty is laid to rest, a new era begins.

When Elizabeth’s father George died on February 6 1952, the former Princess immediately became Queen. The same process has now happened with her son, Prince Charles, who takes the new title of King Charles the third.

Next are the many royal symbols which will also officially change, heralding the reign of the new monarch.

First, there’s the flags

From those flying on naval ships to the ones sitting above police stations, they will all need to be replaced. There’s also a chance that the flag which flies wherever the monarch is in residence, could also change.

The current version sports a a lion for Scotland, a harp for Ireland and three lions for England. But it fails to recognise Wales. This is because the Queen has reigned for so long, it has been in use before the country even had its own national flag.

It’s likely Charles will opt to incorporate a Welsh element. 

When it comes to bank notes, there are 4.5 billion circulating with Elizabeth’s face on them.

Replacing these will be a big task, and one which will likely take at least two years.

Then there’s this famous tune

Britain’s national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ is now ‘God Save the King’. For 70 years, Britons have recited the same lyrics, so changing this habit might take some time.

There’s also a few changes that most of us won’t notice – like barristers who have previously held the title of Queen’s Counsellor.

As per tradition, in the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries, senior trial lawyers are known as a King’s Counsel during the reign of a king, or Queen’s Counsel during the reign of a queen.

While there’s not yet been any official indication that we will in fact see these changes, history has shown us that when a new monarch emerges, so do the tributes that appear in their honour.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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The worst of inflation could be behind us



The unprecedented nature of the pandemic continue to shape international fiscal policy

As reserve banks and federal reserves continue to battle the impacts of Covid-19, inflation has become a dominate issue.

In some parts of the world, rising household costs have slowed consumer spending by more than expected.

It means the end of aggressive rate hikes could come to an end in a matter of months.

In Australia, recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed inflation has passed its peak and is beginning to moderate.

The numbers show annual inflation peaked in December 2022 but will still remain higher for longer than anticipated.

Matt Grudnoff is a Senior Economist at The Australia Institute, who said these are uncharted waters.

“I don’t think they should be fully blamed.

“The pandemic was an entirely different kind of recession, one that we have never seen before.

“The world went into recession because the world shut down for very good health reasons.

“But the economy rebounded extremely quickly, simply because there was no underlying problem with the economy,” he said.

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Ukraine prepares for a summer of violence



Is support for the war waning after the conflict has surpassed 1-year and millions of dollars?

After a Russian air assault on Kyiv in which one civilian was killed, residential buildings in wealthy districts of Moscow were hit by multiple drone strikes injuring two people.

The Kremlin is claiming that most of the drone strikes which happened during broad daylight—were intercepted.

A Russian politician said the attack on the capital was the most dangerous since World War II.

Russia says Ukraine launched the attack and has vowed to bolster their air defenses.

Meanwhile, Ukraine is denying direct involvement, having just recently suffered three air attacks within a 24-hour time span.

Last month, leaked Department of Defense documents revealed possible weak links in Ukraine’s military campaign against Russian forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with tens of thousands of troops more than a year ago and there appears to be no end in sight.

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“I think there is a great risk”: will AI steal our jobs?



Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in our modern world.

Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. However, the growing advancements have the potential to revolutionise industries, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality of life.

Along with its promising advancements, artificial intelligence also brings certain risks and challenges that must be acknowledged and addressed.

It has become the focus of lawmakers, who are working towards greater regulation of the sector.

U.S. and European Union officials recently met in Sweden to weigh up the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

“The AI process is creeping up on us,” said Dr Keith Suter, who is a global futurist.

“You’ve got competition between companies.”

It’s almost like some of us can see this raft that’s heading towards the rapids and a disappearance towards the waterfall, and we’re giving a warning but it’s not being heeded because everybody’s in this race to get down to the river,” Dr Suter said.

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