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发表时间:2018-09-02内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Westpac is under fire this morning after deciding to raise home loan interest rates. The new treasurer Josh Frydenberg is asking the bank's bosses to "please explain" the 14 basis point increase. Westpac is the first of the Big Four banks to raise the variable interest rates, following scrutiny at the Royal Commission

The federal government is considering banning US military whistleblower Chelsea Manning from entering Australia for a speaking tour. The intelligence analyst and former soldier spent seven years in prison after leaking thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks. Chelsea Manning was planning to speak in Sydney on Sunday, but the event organisers say the federal government has issued a "notice of intention" to refuse her a visa.

A new report has called for a rethink of the way the childcare sector is regulated to make it more affordable for parents. The analysis by the Centre for Independent Studies says childcare is becoming less affordable despite billions of dollars in federal government subsidies paid to parents. It found national standards for staff qualifications are pushing up costs for childcare providers, which are being passed onto parents in the form of higher fees.

And this has been another departure from the White House. US president Donald Trump has announced the White House's top lawyer Don McGahn will leave his position. In the tweet, Mr. Trump said he truly appreciate Mr. McGahn's service. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Mr. McGahn has cooperated extensively with the Muller investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

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