Richard Di Natale

Senate censures Leyonhjelm for 'defamatory and sexist' Hanson-Young comments

The Senate has narrowly voted to censure David Leyonhjelm for “derogatory, defamatory and sexist” statements to Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young.<p>The comments, which Hanson-Young has condemned, are the subject of defamation proceedings.<p>On Tuesday afternoon Labor, the Greens and senator Derryn Hinch …

Australian News

Senate censures Leyonhjelm over Hanson-Young slur

Controversial crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has been censured by the Senate over crude remarks he made about a fellow senator earlier this …

David Leyonhjelm

Response to Fraser Anning

Fraser Anning’s vile comments in the Senate today were absolutely beyond the pale. If he has a shred of decency, he will immediately apologise. …

Australian Greens

What's been said on the energy guarantee

• By <b>Paul Osborne</b><br>• Australian Associated Press<br>• 3:11PM August 14, 2018<p>REACTION TO NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE<p>"The time for shouting at the clouds and shouting …

Scott Morrison

NEG was designed to solve PM's political problems: Di Natale

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says the National Energy Guarantee’s 26 per cent emissions target ‘effectively commits Australia to ripping up the …

Australia

Outgoing Lee Rhiannon urges Greens to resist 'careerism and bullying'

Outgoing Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has warned her party must resist careerism, leaking and bullying to guarantee its future.<p>Rhiannon is leaving federal parliament at the end of the August sittings after losing her spot on the party’s upper house New South Wales ticket in favour of Mehreen …

Australian News

One in seven uni students skipping meals to stay afloat, survey finds - Hack - triple j

If you’re at university and struggling to make ends meet, you’re not alone, according to a recent survey by Universities Australia.<p>The peak body for …

Higher Education

NEG should be a transition away from coal to renewable energy says Greens Leader Di Natale

The Turnbull Government's bid to land a new energy policy has just got harder with Victoria and the Greens issuing an 11th hour list of demands as a …

Renewable Energy

Shorten faces big business over tax policy

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has rubbed shoulders with Australia's biggest business leaders at a party fundraiser, but claims he'll only work …

Australian News

Greens want Australia's banks broken up over 'shocking degree of rot'

Australian financial institutions including the big four banks would be forced to break up their businesses and perform just one of four key functions in a radical Greens plan to increase competition.<p>The plan would force Westpac, ANZ, NAB and the Commonwealth Bank to divest their wealth management …

Australian Greens

Break up banks to stop rip-offs: Greens

The Greens have proposed breaking banks down into their separate functions to prevent Australians being exploited.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Labor urged to 'come clean' on business leaders who paid for access to Shorten and MPs

The Greens have called on federal Labor to voluntarily disclose the attendees of its two-day business observer summit – a fundraising event where business leaders pay to mingle with Bill Shorten and the shadow cabinet.<p>Ahead of the two-day event, which kicks off in Sydney on Tuesday, the Greens …

Australian News

Coles reverses plastic bag policy again in 'frustrating flip-flop'

Coles has done a double backflip on providing free plastic bags and will recommence charging customers for them after coming under fire from green groups and consumers for giving them away for free.<p>The supermarket giant on Wednesday decided to provide its thick, reusable plastic bags for free …

Business

Statement from Richard Di Natale

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault<p>Tonight’s 7.30 program covered a story about how the Greens mishandled complaints of sexual violence by men towards …

Australian Greens

Peter Dutton again forced by court to transfer sick child from Nauru to Australia

The federal court has again forced Peter Dutton to transfer a dangerously sick child from Nauru to Australia for treatment, dismissing arguments from the immigration minister’s representatives that the girl wasn’t seriously ill.<p>On Thursday the federal court’s Justice Robertson ordered an adolescent …

Mental Health

Turnbull's reef grant akin to corrupt democracy overseas: Di Natale

The Greens Leader has described the Coalition’s $443.8m grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as a typical decision of a ‘corrupt democracy …

Australian News

Australian GPs will accredit offshore detention centres if given full access

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has said it is willing to work to accredit the medical services in offshore immigration to Australian standards, but only if the government gives it full and free access to the centres offshore, and makes its audit public.<p>In handing down …

Australian Greens

Australia's richest 20%​​ own almost two thirds of country's wealth, report finds

For Sherri Prendergrast, life on Centrelink can feel like being stuck inside a feedback loop.<p>“It just takes up everything,” the 22-year-old from Glenorchy, in Hobart’s northern suburbs, told Guardian Australia. “There’s this huge stigma around being on government benefits, like you’re too lazy to …

Demographics

Inquiry wants indigenous recognition views

Indigenous Australians could directly elect representatives to advisory bodies under one proposal from a cross-party group of federal MPs.

Australian News

Greens push for health record privacy

The Greens will push changes to the digital health record laws to make sure police can only access health data with a warrant.

Digital Health

Donald Trump could be ready to order a strike against Iran, Australian Government figures say

Senior figures in the Turnbull Government have told the ABC they believe the United States is prepared to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, perhaps as …

Australian Greens

Dutton says Australia won't 'surrender our sovereignty' by signing UN migration deal

It’s not in our national interest to sign our border protection policy over to the UN Peter Dutton<p>Australia will not sign a United Nations migration agreement it helped negotiate “in its current form”, Peter Dutton has declared, insisting it is a matter of sovereignty.<p>Human rights activists have …

Human Rights

Nine Network to take over Fairfax in estimated $4bn deal

Nine Entertainment has announced a takeover of Fairfax Media in a surprise deal worth an estimated $4bn.<p>The merger, which the television network claims will create Australia’s largest integrated media player, was announced to the stock market on Thursday.<p>Nine will take a controlling 51.1% share in …

Media Industry

'It’s not safe for us': South Sudanese-Australians weather 'African gangs' storm

Being an African person, you’re built with strong skin Achol Marial<p>There is a blame game here without understanding what is going on sometimes Santino Deng<p>At the Victory Grace Church in Albion, 100 worshippers sing and sway with their eyes closed and their palms out.<p>Leading them is Pastor Nathan …

Australian Greens

Renewables jobs at risk unless emissions reduction target ramped up

Activist groups are intensifying efforts to persuade Australia’s states and territories to demand the 26% emissions reduction target in the national energy guarantee be ramped up, with new analysis suggesting jobs in renewable energy will be lost.<p>A new projection from Green Energy Markets, funded …

Australian Greens

Australia sailed asylum seekers to remote reef to prevent them accessing mainland

Australian customs ships intercepted asylum seeker boats and sailed those on board for days, not to Australia but to remote Ashmore Reef, so the asylum seekers could then be sent for offshore processing.<p>By sailing asylum seekers in Australian government vessels through Ashmore Reef – far closer to …

Australian News

Two thirds of Nzers want to legalise cannabis - The Bay's News First

<b>Two thirds of New Zealand voters support changing the country's cannabis law, with outright legalisation being the most the popular option.</b><p><b>According</b> …

Cannabis

Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the rightwing thinktank the Institute of Public Affairs – a consistent promoter of climate science scepticism.<p>Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting, donated $2.3m to the IPA in 2016 and $2.2m in 2017, …

Business

Waleed Aly obliterates Malcolm Turnbull in report on so-called African gangs

The report then cut to footage from Channel Seven's <i>Sunday Night</i> segment on July 8, which proclaimed that African gangs were "running riot" and …

Malcolm Turnbull

Pill testing at festivals has hidden benefits that could reduce drug taking

With many music festivals still to come in 2018, including the very popular Splendour in the Grass this weekend, the perennial debate over pill …

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