Flashback Friday

Hey everyone, welcome back to Flashback Friday. As always, let’s get right into it.

First to political news, and this week saw the beginning of a Senate inquiry into the au pair decisions of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. The Senate heard from AFL boss Gillon McLachlan, who had made requests from the Minister on multiple occasions. Dutton still denies that he had any personal relationships with those who made requests, and stands by the decisions he has made. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has this week visited Indonesia and met with President Joko Widodo to sign off on a free trade agreement put together in the Turnbull era. He has also given a speech at the Menzies centre, showing his values and giving the people of Australia an idea as to what he stands for. It was a fantastic speech, and things may finally be starting to look up for the government a little.

Meanwhile, over in the US, President Donald Trump has become discontent after an op ed allegedly written by a member of his staff appeared in a newspaper. The piece detailed how Trump was not necessarily doing a great job as President, and has Trump fuming. Members of the President’s own staff are turning on him, and it has become a mess. There has also been fresh speculation that Trump could be impeached, news that comes after the article which suggested members of Trump’s own administration were working to undermine the President, potentially destroying his Presidency. This has ultimately put Trump on the hunt to find out which senior official wrote the piece and who may be attempting to undermine him as President. It’s really one big mess.

To some sports news now, and this week saw the rise to fame of Australian tennis player John Millman, after he managed to win his match in the US Open against 2nd seed Roger Federer to progress to the Quarter Finals for the first time. He won the match against he World No. 2 in four sets, after fighting back from being almost two sets down. The amusing thing was that his parents weren’t even watching, but that didn’t phase them, and they were still very proud of him. He went on to play Novak Djokovic in the next round and was unfortunately knocked out of the tournament in straight sets in a match that saw both players feeling the heat. Good to see an Australian playing well though.

And finally to some entertainment news, and it was announced that legendary actor Burt Reynolds has passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. The actor had starred in over 200 films, and really left his mark on the acting world. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Additionally in entertainment news, today saw the release of the second season of one of Netflix’s Marvel series, Iron Fist. The series follows the release of the second season of Jessica Jones and the second season of Luke Cage earlier this year. It is available to watch on Netflix now, with all ten episodes being released simultaneously. So if you’re a Marvel fan, go check it out.

And that’s it for this week. As always keep watch for more coming soon. I actually have an article in the works at the moment which should be out sometime next week, so get ready for it. Have a good one!

JJ

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