19 Jul 2023

Australia: Games gone, girl governor, dingo attack, space junk

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 19 July 2023

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to dissect the death of Victoria's Commonwealth Games dream, after Premier Daniel Andrews decided it was just too expensive for the state to host.

Australia is set to have its first female central bank governor, with confirmation Michelle Bullock will take over the job - albeit a tough one with home owners struggling with the effects of 12 straight interest rate increases.

A dingo cull could be on the cards after a woman out jogging on K'Gari - formerly Fraser Island - was attacked by a pack of four. And police are guarding a giant piece of what looks like space junk on a West Australia beach. 

Karen Middleton is chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper.

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