Good morning. It’s Tuesday, 24 May and here’s a round up of the headlines this morning.
Labor currently on 75 seats
The Centre Alliance and Katter’s Australian Party have one seat each.
Peter Dutton emerges as likely new leader of Liberal party
Karen Andrews, who served as Home Affairs Minister in Scott Morrison’s government, has told Sky News she’s considering options.
Former Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Source: AAP
“I’m interested in what role will allow me to add the most value to my party and the members of my party as well, so I’m going to consider my position over the next day or so,” she said.
There are reports that a woman could become the Liberals’ deputy leader, with former Environment Minister Sussan Ley, former Attorney-General Michaelia Cash and Senator Jane Hume as possible options.
Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison
It’s the first war crimes trial since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
Shishimarin had pleaded guilty and testified that he shot the man after being ordered to do so.
China critical of US support for Taiwan
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin says Taiwan is part of Chinese territory and has warned Mr Biden about his language.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for ‘maximum sanctions’ against Russia
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is pictured during his regular address to the nation, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. Source: AAP / Ukrinform/ABACA/PA
Speaking to global business and political leaders, Mr Zelenskyy says the world cannot be ruled by “brute force”.
He’s urged the international community to increase sanctions.
Taliban orders female television presenters to cover faces
Sonia Niazi, a presenter for Afghanistan’s leading independent news channel Tolo, says it’s another measure that limits women’s rights in the country.
In solidarity, Ms Niazi’s male colleague presented the evening news in a black mask – one of many to do so across the country.