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Why Australian PM got 40 minutes with President Biden

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh for the East Asia and ASEAN summits

During the 40 minute conversation, the two leaders discussed the critical AUKUS alliance between the UK, U.S., and Australia.

Coincidentally, the 40 minute conversation comes just hours before Biden is set to meet with China’s Xi Jinping.

Finding stability in the Indo-Pacific was front and centre during the discussion as both leaders face shared challenges.

The leaders also spoke about climate change and tackling environmental issues.

“Australia’s standing in the region has risen and that is a benefit for those who have respect for Australia’s position…

The United States is one of those.”

Anthony Albanese told reporters

The Australian leader also met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, but a question mark looms over whether he will met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“I had a brief conversation with Premier Li, it was very positive, it was constructive.

I’ve said repeatedly about the relationship with China that we should co-operate where we we can and that dialogue is always a good thing.”

Anthony albanese told reporters

China and Australia’s relationship has been on the rocks recently, amid heightened geopolitical tensions.

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Relations between the two began to dwindle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, when Australia backed the idea for an independent inquiry into the origins of the virus.

China is one of Australia’s largest trading partners and began to use this against the country down under.

China began to make changes to its trade policies, which was ultimately seen as an attempt to economically punish Australia.

However, new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is open to dialogue and cooperation.

“I think there is a great deal of goodwill here, certainly from Australia.

I have no reason to think there’s not goodwill on the Chinese side as well.”

Anthony albanese told reporters

Holly is an anchor and reporter at Ticker. She's experienced in live reporting, and has previously covered the Covid-19 pandemic on-location. She's passionate about telling stories in business, climate and health.

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How much does it cost to raise a Kardashian-West child?

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Kanye West’s hit song comes to fruition as Kim Kardashian receives a jaw dropping amount in child support

Many are surprised by exactly how much it costs to raise a Kardashian-West child. For some, it far exceeds what they would earn in an entire year, but Kanye West coughs up $200,000 per month in child support.

Child support is to ensure the children’s lives are not disrupted by separation. Perhaps, this figure is to keep up with their lavish lifestyles. The amount was finalised as part of Kardashian and West’s divorce settlement.

It’s also been confirmed both West and Kardashian will have equal access to their four children. In addition to this costly monthly pay, West is responsible for paying 50% of the children’s educational and security expenses.

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Wife killer Chris Dawson receives 24 years behind bars

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Chris Dawson will serve 24 years behind bars for murdering his wife nearly 40 years ago

Former school teacher, Chris Dawson has maintained his innocence as he was sentenced to 24 years behind bars for the 1982 murder of his then-wife Lynette.

The 74-year-old was found guilty of murdering Dawson to continue a relationship with his high school babysitter.

In the New South Wales Supreme Court, Justice Ian Harrison says Lynette Dawson was “faultless” and “undeserving of her fate”.

Harrison described the murder as an “objectively very serious crime”.

Meanwhile, her family has previously the court Dawson is a “conniving monster”.

Dawson will be eligible for parole after 18 years when he will be 92.

His legal team argued there was an explanation for her disappearance, after she learned of his actions with the family’s teenage babysitter, JC, who he married.

The former rugby league player did not give evidence.

He claimed his wife called him after failing to arrive for a meeting in January 1982.

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Police given power to use killer robots

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San Francisco officials have voted in favour of rolling out potentially lethal robots in some situations

Police robots could be hitting San Francisco streets after lawmakers approved the use of robots, which could “incapacitate or disorient violent, armed, or dangerous suspect[s]”.

The two-hour debate finished with an 8-3 ruling to deploy the robots, which are equipped with explosive charges in some cases.

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) spokesperson, Allison Maxie said the robots will be used when lives are at stake.

“Robots equipped in this manner would only be used in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives.”

Officials expressed concern over civil liberties and the scope for police oversight when these robots are deployed.

Supervisor Connie Chan said “it’s definitely not an easy discussion.”

Ms Chan is a member of the committee, who pushed the proposal to the board for debate.

SFPD said it is not planning to arm the robots with guns. However, the robots will be able to kill “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and officers cannot subdue the threat after using alternative force options or de-escalation tactics.”

The proposal was changed to clarify officers could only use the robots after other strategies and de-escalation tactics had be tried.

San Francisco law enforcement agencies use a range of robots to detect bombs and help authorities in situations with low visibility.

The nearby Oakland Police Department has parted ways with a similar policy after widespread public backlash.

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