The Port of Melbourne is reporting impressive growth in the amount of stuff coming through.  Total trade in revenue tonnes for April 2018 was 5.6 percent higher than the same month a year ago, and 8.9 percent up for the financial year to date.

Good Morning Australia!! - Italy declares "victory" over showing compassion for homeless, impoverished refugees - The Trump administration wants to leave battered women to their abusers - The "worst is yet to come" in the Syrian Civil War - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the disease was thought to have been eradicated decades ago.

Good Morning Australia!! - Traditional Western Alliances are thrown into chaos because of "pathetic little man-child" Trump - Italy slams the door shut on 600 people plucked from the sea - A gunfight spills out into a wealthy neighborhood - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - A sweaty, rambling Trump exits the G7 early, backstabbing US allies in the process - Angela Merkel really can't stand Trump - Russia won't be allowed to forget MH17 - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

 

Hello Australia!! - Anthony Bourdain's death sends shockwaves - The G7 rejects Trump's big idea - An alligator apparently kills a woman just out walking her dog - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The US Justice Department indicted a long-time Senate Intelligence Committee staffer for allegedly lying to the FBI about his contacts with journalists, as part an investigation in which prosecutors also secretly seized years' worth of a New York Times reporter's phone and email records.

Concerns over privacy threats and distracted kid prompted French lawmakers to introduce a ban on mobile phones in public schools.

Good Morning Australia!! - NASA finds some interesting signs on Mars - North Korea somehow plays it cool - A former Perth student gets three life sentences for killing his family - And more in your CareerSpot Interplanetary News Briefs:

The US space agency NASA has scheduled a news conference and live internet feed to discuss new findings from the Mars Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet for six years.

The California judge whose awful decision in a high profile rape case set off national discussions on the treatment of female plaintiffs and white privilege was ousted from office in the state's primary election.

Good Morning Australia!! - Glimpses of the global trade war to come - America's stunning incompetence in diplomacy is caught on camera - The government where women outnumber men - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The Queensland government has approved the billion dollar 195-turbine Lacour Energy windfarm project at Clarke Creek.  It will be the largest such facility in the state and one of the largest in Australia.

The personal information of thousands of Australian workers or job applicants might have been exposed in a massive data breach at PageUp, an international HR company.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ambitious plan to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by the year 2022.

Good Morning Australia!! - An internationally-celebrated fashion designer commits suicide - Iran takes steps to resume its nuclear program - Germany bristles as the US fiddles with its internal affairs - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The executive who guided the coffee chain Starbucks to global success is stepping down later this month, and is reportedly considering a run for the White House.

The City of Playford in South Australia has given planning concent to one of Australia's largest independent grocery retailers plans to build a state-of-the-art $80 Million distribution centre.

Good Morning Australia!! - Dozens are killed by a Volcano - Trump wants to be his own judge and jury - New calls for the Japanese PM to stand down - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The Commonwealth Bank has agreed to pay the largest fine in Australian corporate history for breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.

Almost seventy percent of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might be able to skip grueling chemotherapy, according to a new study.