Malcolm Turnbull

Question time in federal parliament

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT<p>WHAT WE LEARNED<p>* There are only 1700 Catholic schools in Australia, not as many as the "thousands" opposition …

Tanya Plibersek

WA man walks to ACT for indigenous rights

An indigenous man from Western Australia is more than eight months, 5000km and five pairs of shoes into his walk from Perth to Canberra for …

Australian News

Convicted paedophiles in Australia will lose their travel rights

Paedophiles based in Australia will soon face travel restrictions.<p>Australian paedophiles will have their passports cancelled under strict new laws to …

New Zealand News

Adani's Australia project: Queensland says it won't oppose transfer of infra fund to coal mine

<b>Melbourne:</b> The Queensland government said today it will not oppose any direct infrastructure fund transfer from the Australian federal government for …

Environment

Resistance in the West - now it's the Young Liberals creating headaches for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

The Western Australian Young Liberals have condemned Malcolm Turnbull's bank levy in a set of controversial motions passed at a meeting of its policy …

Australian News

Turnbull should deliver Gonski schools plan faster: Grattan Institute

The Grattan Institute has recommended the delivery of the government’s proposed schools plan be accelerated, and a new body established to keep …

Education

Turnbull set to receive electricity review

Malcolm Turnbull and the state premiers will receive the final report of a review into the electricity sector next week.<p>The prime minister told a …

Liberal Party of Australia

Portrait of Australia's first Indigenous federal minister unveiled

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a portrait of Australia's first Indigenous federal Minister, Ken Wyatt, at Parliament House today.<p>Mr …

Indigenous Australians

Newspoll shows Labor has the lead over govt

Despite the government campaigning for its multi-billion dollar school funding boost for the last fortnight, the Coalition is trailing Labor for the …

Liberal National Party

US might extend laptop ban to all international flights

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has said the US is considering extending its laptop ban to all international flights departing from and …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Labor and Coalition silent on Indigenous call for voice in parliament

Only the Greens have so far endorsed the resolution of a meeting of 250 delegates in Uluru to seek constitutional change<p>Richard Di Natale is the only leader of the three major parties to support the call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders for Australia’s constitution to be reformed …

Aboriginal Australians

Media CEOs in Canberra push for reforms

The heads of Australia's major media networks will gather in Canberra on Wednesday in a bid to pressure the parliament to speed up sector …

News Corp

Sen. John McCain visits Australia for security talks

U.S. Sen. John McCain met with Australian leaders on Monday for security talks in the nation's capital, where he received praise for his public …

John McCain

Australia to send 30 additional troops to Afghanistan

<b>Australia will increase its troop presence in Afghanistan following a formal request from the US, Canberra has said.</b><p>The 30 new military advisers will raise Australia's total deployment to 300, Defence Minister Marise Payne said.<p>Earlier this month, US authorities recommended sending at least 3,000 …

Afghanistan

Labor open to boosting troop numbers: 'we can't afford to see Afghanistan lost'

Shadow defence minister responds to report the US has joined Nato’s request for more Australian personnel to combat Isis and al-Quaida<p>The shadow defence minister, Richard Marles, has signalled Labor would be open to increasing defence force numbers in Afghanistan if needed, as conditions on the …

Afghanistan

Stalled poll numbers vindicate budget opposition: Labor

Labor says its decision to controversially oppose key budget measures has been vindicated by the latest poll showing the big-taxing, big-spending …

Liberal Party of Australia

Strength, hope, sadness: politicians come together to unveil historic portrait of first Aboriginal MP

As heated debate beckons, the bipartisan audience for this addition to the parliamentary art collection was all smiles and warmth.

Brisbane

Referendum Council Report Due Next Month

AAP- A Referendum Council leader has urged politicians to wait for its final recommendations on how best to recognise indigenous people before …

Indigenous Australians

Govt under fire over health policy rethink

Malcolm Turnbull insists a plan to strip commonwealth cash from public hospitals and force patients to pay more for coverage will never be government …

Health Care

After just 3 days, Schapelle Corby has twice as many Instagram followers as Malcolm Turnbull

While she watched a rabid media pack waiting for her deportation from Indonesia over the weekend, convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby started an Instagram account.<p>And in just 72 hours she gained more than 143,000 followers. This is almost double what prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (75,867) …

Australia will still support Paris climate deal if Trump pulls out, Frydenberg says

Environment minister says Coalition takes emissions targets seriously and US climate change policy was ‘a matter for the Trump administration’<p>The Turnbull government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not the US president, Donald Trump, pulls out, the …

Climate

Calls to disband Recognise campaign

There are calls for the Recognise campaign to be shut down after Aboriginal Australia abandoned constitutional recognition in favour of a voice in …

Liberal Party of Australia

The extreme vetting has begun... in Australia

posted at 7:01 pm on May 27, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>Yes, it’s extreme vetting season. It was promised to us during the campaign and ties heavily into the …

Manus Island

Collapse a warning for struggling TAFE

Dodgy marketing. Fee-paying students ripped off. Promised qualifications that never eventuate. Staff left in limbo. The scandals that have plagued …

Brisbane

Turnbull joins Long Walk to MCG

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy have joined thousands for The Long Walk to the MCG.<p>Mr Turnbull said Australia admired Michael Long, a …

Liberal Party of Australia

UK resumes sharing intelligence with US

MANCHESTER, England - Police said they have resumed sharing intelligence about the Manchester bombing with US counterparts.The United Kingdom had …

Mark Rowley

PM vows no more sudden changes on health (AAP)

The prime minister has promised doctors there'll be no more sudden changes on health policy as he tries to mend the government's image on health and …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australian leaders condemns Egypt attack

Australia's political leaders have condemned the latest attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed more than two dozen people.<p>Gunmen attacked …

Egypt

Australian indigenous leaders expected to make historic proposals

<b>A major summit on recognising Australia's first peoples is on track to deliver historic recommendations, an indigenous leader says.</b><p>More than 200 indigenous leaders have spent three days at Uluru to discuss changing the nation's constitution.<p>Australia does not mention Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

News

Indonesian canning of gay men barbaric: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes the caning of two gay men in the Indonesian province of Aceh is barbaric, but says the incident is not a …

Indonesia