10 Apr 2024

Australia: Gaza latest Higgins saga, Aukus with a J

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 10 April 2024
Penny Wong

Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong has indicated Australia could move to recognise a Palestinian state.  Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about indications by Foreign Minister Penny Wong that Australia could be prepared to recognise a Palestinian state to advance peace in the Middle East.

A judgment is pending in a defamation case connected to a rape allegation at Parliament House.

Bruce Lehrmann sued Ten television network over an interview with Brittany Higgins, who said she'd been raped by a colleague in their boss's ministerial office.

Karen looks at how this became a defamation case when no names were mentioned, and the 11th-hour explosive evidence that forced the judge to delay his verdict.

Could Japan be about to join the AUKUS technology-transfer agreement?