Malcolm Turnbull

Adviser to Fraser Anning quits over 'final solution' maiden speech

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Mcgilvray worked for Senator Anning for less than a year, starting as a lawyer and legislative adviser in …

Liberal Party of Australia

Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis

The damning report on the sexual abuse of potentially thousands of children by priests in Pennsylvania, and the subsequent cover-up by a Catholic church primarily interested in self-protection, is another blow for Pope Francis, who is already reeling after a series of damaging scandals over recent …

World News

Prime Minister plays down internal divisions over NEG

16/08/2018|4min<p>The Prime Minister is trying to play down divisions within the Coalition over the National Energy Guarantee, as the Assistant Minister …

Australian News

Australia passes 'revenge porn' legislation

The non-consensual sharing of intimate images online will now be punishable by criminal penalties of up to seven years in prison and civil penalties …

Technology (Australia)

Frontbenchers urged to quit over NEG

Federal MP Keith Pitt is reportedly considering resigning from the coalition frontbench in protest over the national energy guarantee, as an internal …

Liberal Party of Australia

When will Malcolm Turnbull call the election?

After disappointing losses in the Super Saturday by-elections, Malcolm Turnbull is facing a federal election against a buoyed Bill Shorten.<p>But how …

Liberal Party of Australia

Malcolm Turnbull's Favourite Encryption App Doesn't Think His New Legislation Can Be Enforced

The company behind the app Turnbull used to message Kevin Rudd doesn't think his new encryption legislation will be enforceable on tech companies not based in Australia.<p>Plans to force tech companies to build software for Australian law enforcement to get past encryption on communications would not …

Privacy

The government is ratcheting up its surveillance powers. But we can stop this | Scott Ludlam

The political template can change: it’s not written in stone that it has to keep being this way<p>The good news is, the war on maths is postponed, because maths won. The government appears to have given up on its ambition of undermining the global encryption standards that underpin secure …

Surveillance

Will Labor support the Neg ... or let it fail? – Australian politics live podcast

Australian politics live podcast<p>National energy guarantee<p>With the Neg negotiations in full swing, Katharine Murphy talks to Mark Butler, shadow energy minister, about the road ahead. How have countries such as the UK been successful in reducing emissions without political rancour? Will Labor push …

Liberal Party

Would My Family Pass an ‘Australian Values Test’?

SYDNEY, Australia — When I was growing up, there were times when my corner of Sydney did not feel all that Australian.<p>As newly arrived immigrants, my family got our start sharing the house of a Korean minister in Campsie, a working-class suburb with a large immigrant population. My parents set up …

Opinion

Government in breach of its own Senate racism motion

The first rule of fighting the rise of politically-purposed racism: Don’t feed the animals.Don’t give the scumbags what they want – don’t mention the …

Australia

Australia targeted thousands of times in cyber attacks by overseas agencies

Dozens of Australian universities and critical infrastructure, including hospitals, have been targeted by overseas agencies and nation …

Cybersecurity

Huge mob of kangaroos overrun suburbs in a desperate search for food and water during Australia's worst drought in 50 years

Severe drought conditions have forced kangaroos into the suburbs in a last-ditch bid for food and water.<p>In recent weeks, kangaroos have been spotted …

Australian News

The missing element in Emma Husar's decision

Mistakes, outright rorting, scandal, even failure to adequately perform their jobs rarely dent male politicians' fundamental belief in their right to …

Liberal Party of Australia

'Soaring costs of power': Christensen explains NEG dissent

MP George Christensen has confirmed he's reserved the right to cross the floor to vote against the NEG policy in Federal Parliament.<p>Mr Christensen …

Liberal Party of Australia

Indians abroad celebrate Independence day with pomp and fervour

<b>Beijing/Melbourne, Aug 15:</b> Thousands of Indians across the world today proudly celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with the tricolour fluttering …

India

Turnbull opens Australian Cyber Security Centre HQ

The federal government said the new headquarters of Australia's cybersecurity centre will be a central hub for cybersecurity information, advice, and …

Cybersecurity

Euthanasia bill laid to rest

16/08/2018|1min<p>David Leyonhjelm's bid to restore euthanasia rights to the Northern Territory and ACT has been voted down in the Senate. The private …

Australian News

Ministers for sale

By Leith van Onselen If you want a textbook example of everything that is wrong with Australian politics, look no further than this, via The AFR: Big …

Australia

Senate inquiry to grill Great Barrier Reef Foundation chairman over $444m grant

The chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and two more board members have agreed to appear at a Senate inquiry examining a $443.8m government grant to the not-for-profit.<p>John Schubert, who attended a meeting with the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the environment and energy minister, …

Australia

PM avoids stoush over euthanasia laws after knife-edge Senate defeat

The prime minister may have avoided a row with crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm over his bill that would have allowed the Northern Territory and …

Northern Territory

Number of migrants awaiting Australian citizenship up 600 percent: data - Xinhua

CANBERRA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The number of migrants to Australia awaiting citizenship has risen 600 percent under the current government.<p>According …

News (China)

Accidental swill | Paddy Manning

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT<p><i>The Australian</i> reports [$] that Malcolm Turnbull’s authority has been directly challenged by 10 Coalition MPs reserving the …

Mental Disorders

Fraser Anning is a symptom of the sickness overrunning Australian politics

2. Why can someone be subject to the law by saying outrageous, hateful and provocative allegations outside Parliament (as they should be), but those …

Brisbane

Leyonhjelm's assisted suicide bill narrowly defeated in Senate

The bill proposed to overturn a federal law that removed the rights of the ACT and Northern Territory to legislate on euthanasia, enacted in 1997 …

Assisted Suicide

Parliament won't cop Anning's bigotry: Chalmers

16/08/2018|4min<p>Shadow Minister for Finance Jim Chalmers has applauded his fellow Labor MP Ed Husic's speech in response to crossbench Senator Fraser …

Australian News

Wednesday Morning Briefing

A new report details decades of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports as the lira rallies and rescuers continue to search for survivors after a motorway bridge collapsed in Italy.<p>A lightning strikes are seen during a thunderstorm over the city of …

Catholicism

Drought support plan goes to parliament

Household support for farmers is more than social security, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has told parliament, introducing legislation to …

Liberal Party of Australia

Economic diplomacy: foreign cash at home & abroad

<b>US still rules</b><p>It might not fit with the increasingly nationalist public debate, but detailed new numbers on the size of foreign-owned businesses in …

Economics

Fraser Anning told to 'say something really controversial' or be forgotten – politics live

Maiden speech was planned months ago, says man identified as former One Nation secretary on leaked audio. All the day’s events, live<p>4.35am BST<p>Don’t think that everyone has just moved on from yesterday:<p>There’s been a lot of self-congratulation in this building today.<p>But yesterday’s debate shouldn’t …

Australia