Australian Politics

Coalition 'whipping up hatred' over African gang violence: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt says Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments about African gang violence shows he is using ‘race and fear' to win over …

Australia

Wife's despair as asylum seeker deported by Australia is arrested in Sri Lanka

My husband is not with us and I have no idea when we will see him again. Karthika Gnaneswaran<p>The wife of deported Tamil asylum seeker Thileepan Gnaneswaran says she is devastated by her husband’s forced removal from Australia and arrest in Sri Lanka, and says her baby daughter faces a future where …

Richard Di Natale

Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.<p>Archbishop Philip Wilson, 67, in May became the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of not disclosing to police abuse by another …

Child Abuse

McDonald's is ditching plastic straws in Australia too

Australians, you'll be sipping your thickshake through a paper straw at McDonald's pretty soon — plastic straws are out.<p>One week after Starbucks …

McDonald's

What is happening on Nauru should shock the conscience of every Australian | Julian Burnside

And all this is hidden from us, because we can’t go there to see what is happening<p>In the middle of 2016 Guardian Australia published the Nauru files: more than 2,000 incident reports recording things that had happened in Australia’s refugee gulag on Nauru. The incident reports – made by people …

Australia

Why Malcolm Turnbull is hoping for a 'hard' Brexit

When it comes to a free trade deal with the UK, Donald Trump was right the first time. The blunt – if undiplomatic – logic of the US President …

Great Britain

'No time': ALP members to be denied a vote on candidates

Rank and file Labor Party members in Victoria will be denied a vote on their party’s candidates for the next federal election, with the choices made …

Elections

Catholic leaders seek Malcolm Turnbull’s intervention over confessional laws

Catholic leaders will seek intervention from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull amid concerns of possible new laws forcing the disclosure of information …

Australia

WA MPs in dual citizenship spotlight

WA parliamentarians applying for or using a foreign passport could be considered to be demonstrating an allegiance to a foreign power under the …

Australia

YEAH BUT NO BUT YEAH: GLOBAL WARMING HITS PEAK STUPID

On the one hand, it has hugely expensive policies that have one ultimate objective: to drive existing coal-fired power stations out of business. On …

Malcolm Turnbull

Minister Scullion: One-stop-shop for Inland Rail

<b>Joint media release</b><p><b>The Hon. Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport</b><p><b>Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann,</b> …

Indigenous Australians

Australian Christian Lobby praises Victorian Liberals’ plan to replace Safe Schools

The Victorian Liberals have announced their proposed replacement for Safe Schools if they win the next state election, drawing praise from the …

Australian News

Zimbabwe’s broken dreams | Financial Times

Pity Zimbabwe. For more than 30 years its people have endured deepening poverty, rampant corruption and systematic human rights abuses.<p>But nothing …

Human Rights

Support grows for expelling Wagga MP via historic vote

Acting NSW opposition leader Michael Daley on Wednesday threatens a move to expel Wagga MP Daryl Maguire from parliament if he doesn't quit before …

Great Britain

Liberal MP Craig Kelly angers colleagues over MH17 remarks

“And if that means some of the things that Russia have gotten away with in the past have to be slightly looked over, well, I’m sorry, that’s the …

Bill Shorten

Eric Abetz accused of spamming GetUp members over Longman byelection

GetUp has accused the Liberal senator Eric Abetz of emailing its members with misinformation, after the senator sent out a mass email claiming the progressive activist group was endorsing a “crook and a white supremacist” in the Longman byelection.<p>In an email sent to many GetUp supporters on …

Elections

Opposition urges government to abandon further cashless welfare card roll-out

Labor is calling on the Turnbull government to abandon further roll-outs of its cashless welfare card scheme, on the back of a report critical of the …

Indigenous Australians

Craig Kelly and why the Right loves rootin’ for Putin

While Liberal MP Craig Kelly tells us to get over Vladimir Putin's crimes, it's worth considering why the Right loves the Russian autocrat so much. …

Liberal Party

Economic diplomacy brief: India ties, Labor on BRI

Passage to India<p>Two statistics in the new report to the Australian Government on the future economic relationship with India underline how this is …

Economic Development

Victorian Labor facing possible criminal investigation

The Victorian Labor Party could face a criminal investigation over the misuse of MP staff allowances during the 2014 state election. Victoria's …

Australian News

Careful what he wishes for

It was a defining moment of the 2017 same-sex marriage campaign. You could almost feel the tectonic shift.<p>The Turnbull government had announced the …

Australia

China's floating hospital helping win hearts and minds in an increasingly contested Pacific

China's floating hospital, known as the Peace Ark, has weighed anchor from Port Moresby Harbour and set sail for Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga before …

China

LNP slams school union education program

A new program to educate high school students about their rights as workers is union indoctrination, the Queensland Opposition says.

Education

Craig Kelly apologises for saying Russia's MH17 role should be 'slightly looked over'

Craig Kelly has apologised for suggesting the US should overlook Russian atrocities such as the downing of flight MH17, but sought to shift blame to his political opponents for allegedly taking his comments out of context.<p>The Liberal MP has been widely condemned for the remarks, made on Sky News on …

World News

'This challenge is different': Top bureaucrat's warning to London audience

"We need to ensure the rising tide lifts all boats and strengthens our societies, rather than fomenting inequity and division," he said.<p>"Uncertainty …

BAE Systems

Howard says Libs have faith in Downer

1 / 2<p>JOHN HOWARD MAYO BYELECTION<p>Former prime minister John Howard is campaigning with Liberal Candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer<p>Former prime minister …

Malcolm Turnbull

Our history of referenda doesn’t bode well for the Voice to Parliament

Looking at the numbers, getting a Voice to Parliament won't be a case of climbing a mountain so much as climbing to the moon: an impossibility.The …

Australian National Parks

Melbourne Express: Thursday, July 19, 2018

As soon as you step outside you'll notice it's very windy and there has actually been a severe weather warning issued for a lot of Victoria.<p>The …

Australia

'Dangerous' New Zealand boy is allowed to STAY in Australia

'Dangerous' boy, 17, who became the centre of a diplomatic incident between Australia and New Zealand is allowed to STAY<p><b>A New Zealand-born boy, 17,</b> …

New Zealand

NSW, Qld keep economy ticking

Malcolm Turnbull has lauded Australia's strongest jobs growth since 2005.

Economy