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Conservative Liberal powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan resigns from party – The Age

Young firebrand quits party after The Age reported details of a scheme he hatched to use taxpayer-funded parliamentary staff to engage in factional work.

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Marcus Bastiaan, the controversial conservative firebrand who attempted to reshape the Victorian Liberal Party for the better part of the past decade, has resigned from the party.
His resignation from the party of which he was once the state vice-president comes after The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minutes reported details of a scheme hatched by the 30-year-old to use taxpayer-funded parliamentary staff to engage in factional work.
Michael Sukkar (left) and Marcus Bastiaan.Credit:Th…

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Borat 2: Maria Bakalova is breakout star from ‘Subsequent Moviefilm’ – NEWS.com.au

Borat 2: Maria Bakalova is breakout star from ‘Subsequent Moviefilm’

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The young actress filmed in a hotel room with Rudy Giuliani in the new Borat movie is a glamorous, award-winning Bulgarian star.Maria Bakalova, 24, graduated from film school last year and has since skyrocketed onto the presidential scene after a clip from the new Borat film was released, showing Giuliani, 76, and Bakalova in a hotel room, The Sun reports.
In the clip, Bakalova, who plays Borat’s 15-year-old daughter Tutar, poses as a fake television reporter and asks Donald Trump’s personal lawyer…

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Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who won the final presidential debate – NEWS.com.au

Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who won the final presidential debate

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The final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has wrapped up.The Republican President and his Democratic rival went head to head for last time before Americans go to the polls on November 3.
The Thursday night debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee was far more orderly than the chaotic first outing last month.
While traditionally the third presidential debate has been wholly dedicated to foreign policy, the topics selected by moderator Kristen Welker were “Fighting COVID-19”,…

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Wild weather lashes South Australia, cuts power to Eyre Peninsula properties – ABC News

Wild weather and fierce lightning storms moving across South Australia cut power to thousands of homes, creating problems for stranded tourists.

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Wild weather and fierce lightning storms have moved across parts of South Australia including Eyre Peninsula, cutting power to thousands of homes and businesses.

  • Power was cut to more than 10,000 homes but has been partially restored
  • Weather warnings have been issued for much of the state for the coming days
  • An outback pub owner is concerned about tourists getting stranded

SA Power Networks spokesperson Paul Roberts said more than 10,000 properties were without electricity at the peak of the outages,…

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