Good morning. It’s Tuesday 7th June, and here’s a round up of the latest news.
Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote
Mr Johnson won the backing of 211 out of 359 conservative lawmakers, more than the simple majority needed to remain in power, but still with a significant number of 148 MPs who have lost faith in the prime minister.
Interest rates expected to rise again
‘Act of aggression’: Anthony Albanese takes aim at China over aircraft incident
Mr Albanese says the Australian plane was observing long-standing international practices when it was intercepted by the jet over the South China Sea.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described China’s fighter jet altercation at sea as an act of aggression. Source: AAP / Lukas Coch
According to defence officials, the J-16 aircraft flew dangerously close to a RAAF P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane before accelerating and cutting across its nose.
“China once again urges Australia to earnestly respect China’s national security interests and core interests, act and speak prudently to avoid a miscalculation occurring that results in serious consequences,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters.
Elon Musk’s threat to dump Twitter
Shares of Twitter Inc. tumbled more than five per cent at the opening bell on Monday.