24 Apr 2024

Australia: The state vs Elon Musk's X, PM hikes Kokoda

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 24 April 2024

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton looks at how Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken on Elon Musk, calling him an "arrogant billionaire" over his refusal to take down videos of a stabbing attack on an Assyrian priest in Sydney last week.

Mr Albanese is on a two-day walk on the Kokoda Track with his PNG counterpart James Marape to mark Anzac Day - but also reinforce Australia's commitment to its northern neighbour.

And Kathryn looks at the furore over a comedian's decision to kick out a mother and baby from his gig.

Karen Middleton is political editor of the Guardian Australia

Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and the X (formerly Twitter) platform, attends a symposium on fighting antisemitism titled 'Never Again : Lip Service or Deep Conversation' in Krakow, Poland on January 22nd, 2024. Musk, who was invited to Poland by the European Jewish Association (EJA) has visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp earlier that day, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto) (Photo by Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Photo: Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto via AFP