Liberal Party

Australian Prime Minister 'blames Muslims' for voting against equal marriage

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has attempted to blame Muslims for votes against equal marriage.<p>The country is in the process of …

Equality

Theresa May and Amber Rudd suppress Westminster child abuse documents for national security reasons

It may worry you that much of our mainstream press is increasingly reporting with a strong right-wing bias. Most of our media is owned by a handful …

Amber Rudd

Bill Morneau gets a failing grade from Canadians, poll says

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is the most recognizable minister on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, but not necessarily for the right …

Canada

DOTr sues former Aquino cabinet men for plunder over MRT-3 mess

Former senators Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor-Santiago. PHOTO FROM ROXAS’ FACEBOOK ACCOUNT<p>The Department of Transportation (DOTr) filed on Tuesday a …

Philippines

Canada needs more Jeremy Corbyn, less Justin Trudeau

David J. Climenhaga | November 20, 2017<br>Journalist Martin Lukacs says, "we need a Canadian Orwell to taxonomize the way Liberals have managed to use …

Canadian News

Nationals, Liberals eye off Senate seat

A stoush between the Liberals and Nationals could be on the cards over who fills a vacancy initially caused by former minister Fiona Nash's …

National Party of Australia

Canadians think their government ministers are doing a good job — if they even know who they are

OTTAWA — Most Canadians wouldn’t recognize some of their country’s most senior government ministers if they were next in line at the grocery …

Canada

Nauru refugee regime to cost taxpayers $385 million over next 12 months

A Queensland construction firm and Liberal Party donor, picked to run refugee services on Australia's behalf in Nauru, will be paid $385 million by …

Refugees

Three Coalition MPs caught out claiming endorsements they simply never received

<b>What is it with rightwing MPs claiming endorsements they simply don’t have? Managing editor Dave Donovan looks at three recent examples — Andrew</b> …

Creative Commons

'He is now irrelevant': Does Tony Abbott's defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

Turnbull government moderates believe the character of the government changed last week when Australians backed marriage equality.<p>Call it wishful …

Malcolm Turnbull

‘Hopeless’: Karl slams Kristina

The outspoken presenter, who has been going hard on politicians in recent weeks, pointed out that the candidate in the Bennelong by-election had led …

Malcolm Turnbull

B.C. Liberal leadership debate focuses on Vancouver Island

Reducing ferry fares and moving government offices outside Victoria were among the tactics six B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls put forward, in a …

Canadian News

SA Greens MP lashes State Parliament’s ‘toxic culture’

South Australia Greens MP Tammy Franks has lambasted State Parliament's "toxic culture", accusing the Labor Party of spreading a rumour she was …

Feminism

Same-sex marriage: this is the Liberal Party I joined

I'm surprised how many in the media think it is unusual that the Liberal Party will be responsible for delivering one of the biggest social reforms …

Malcolm Turnbull

Ethical issues dogging Morneau could become a major credibility problem for Liberals by 2019 election, say some Grits

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should take proactive action to deal with the ethical issues involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his chief …

Canadian News

Shorten attends Keneally's campaign launch

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten kicked off Kristina Keneally's by-election campaign for the Sydney seat of Bennelong, telling members Labor has 27 …

Bill Shorten

Duterte threatens foes with revolutionary government

Rejecting martial law for having “many restrictions,” President Duterte on Saturday said that he would declare a revolutionary government (RevGov) if …

Philippines

'As long as it takes': Turnbull government delays Parliament to deal with marriage, citizenship

The Senate will still meet in the week beginning November 27, with debate on same-sex marriage laws – including contentious amendments designed to …

Brisbane

Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos

Some 41 “swing” ridings with visible minority populations of 50 per cent or more, including five constituencies in the Greater Toronto Area that have …

Canada

India-Lanka Test and other news in pictures

Having been bundled out for 172 in the first innings, Indian openers gave a flying start in the second innings. Shikhar Dhawan and K.L. Rahul wiped …

Grigor Dimitrov

Want sexual misconduct by men to stop -- Start by cracking down on boys’ easy access to internet porn

In just the past few weeks, the news has been filled with reports of alleged sexual misconduct by well-known men. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Comedian Louis C.K. Actors Kevin Spacey and Sylvester Stallone. Journalists Mark Halperin and Michael Oreskes. …

Opinion

Matthew Guy to outline plan to beat Labor

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy is set to outline his plan to beat Labor following the ALP's shock by-election loss to the Greens.<p>Law and …

Northcote byelection: Labor ponders pivot to outer suburbs after ballot box drubbing

The Greens will use their thumping win in the Northcote byelection as a springboard to try to wrest two more inner-city seats from Labor next year …

George Michael Mural Defaced After Australia's Vote To Legalize Gay Marriage

George Michael Mural Defaced After Australia’s Vote To Legalize Gay Marriage<p>The vandal called the Sydney memorial "sacrilegious."<p>A mural honoring …

Equality

Greens aim to expand in next Vic election

The Greens hope to ride the momentum of their historic Northcote by-election win to grow their influence in Victoria even further in next year's poll.<p>…

Labor sees Bennelong vote signalling end of Malcolm Turnbull

Labor Party officials are putting heavy resources behind their high-profile candidate, Kristina Keneally, in the Bennelong byelection and hope that a …

Bob Katter

Long read: One number towering over the Budget

By Faisal Islam, Political Editor<p>The most important Budget number will not actually be contained within the pages of the Red Book.<p>It is 7. The number …

UK News

The Weekend Q&A: if you had $60M for a weekend, what would you do with it?

PARLIAMENT HILL—After months of sifting through 13.4 million documents, <i>The Toronto Star</i>, CBC, and Radio-Canada <i></i>released a series of stories starting …

Canadian News

Fifth man arrested over NSW protest

A fifth man has been arrested over a violent Sydney protest during which the sister of former prime minister Tony Abbott was shoved around by asylum …

Tony Abbott

Greens plan 25 seats over the next generation to become major political force

"People were told this lie for decades that if only we supported business, if only we gave tax breaks to the rich and powerful, if only corporate …

Brisbane