Scott Ludlam

Labor MP David Feeney tells high court he cannot find citizenship papers

Feeney says he has no evidence he renounced British and Irish citizenship, potentially pushing his case back to March<p>Legal representatives of Feeney and Gallagher, the first two Labor members to be caught in the citizenship fiasco, appeared before the high court in Brisbane on Friday.<p>Feeney was …

Australian Greens

Governments launch $2 million challenge to save Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland and Australian governments have launched a $2 million challenge to find ways to boost coral abundance on the Great Barrier Reef.

Oceans

Milkshake ​​duck announced as Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year

Racist milkshake drinking duck has come to define a particular thread of the internet’s collective fickleness<p>Finally, justice for Milkshake duck.<p>The racist milkshake drinking duck which has come to define a particular thread of the internet’s collective fickleness was announced as the Macquarie …

Australian Greens

How Hawaii Could Have Sent a False Nuclear Alarm

As the citizens of Hawaii came out of hiding in their bathtubs and basements Saturday morning, after learning that the emergency alert they had …

Australian Greens

CES Was Full of Useless Robots and Machines That Don’t Work

This year’s electronics expo promised a ‘better life’ and ‘better world.’ It instead offered a folding machine that can’t fold sweatshirts.<p>There’s a …

Psychology

Encryption crackdown: Government putting finishing touches on legislation

The government is close to finalising proposed legislation that it says will boost the ability of law enforcement agencies to access to …

Surveillance

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’<p>New York City is seeking to lead the assault on both climate change and the Trump administration with a plan to divest $5bn from fossil …

Climate

SA's solar thermal plant gets approval

A giant solar-thermal power plant to be built in South Australia's mid-north has received development approval from the state government.<p>Construction …

Australian Greens

Don’t listen to Gwyneth Paltrow: keep your coffee well away from your rectum

The colonic irrigation and coffee enemas promoted on Paltrow’s website Goop are not merely unnecessary, they are potentially dangerous<p>It seems January is Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to month for promoting potentially dangerous things that should not go in or near an orifice. January 2015 brought us vagina …

Opinion (UK)

Smart Toy Maker To Pay $650,000 After Millions Of Kids Get Hacked

In recent years, a number of toy makers have come under fire for developing children's smart devices that turn out to be privacy nightmares, and a …

Australian Greens

The Backward-Books-on-Shelves Trend is for Neutral and Minimalist Book Lovers

Are you a backward books kind of book nerd?<p>Tomato or “tomahto?” Potato or “potahto?” And in the case of books, front to back or back to front? …

Australian Greens

Waters seeks Queensland Greens preselection

"I reckon it's going to be a bit of stiff competition and a tough choice for our party, which is a really good place for our party to be in."<p>Ms …

Brisbane

I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.

On Tuesday night, I, along with many Americans, was shocked when Trump tweeted that he possessed a “Nuclear Button” that was “a much bigger & more powerful one than” that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.<p>Having spent the last three months monitoring Trump’s Twitter feed professionally, I also …

Donald Trump

Birmingham restaurant fined £50,000 over wooden serving boards

<b>A restaurant has been fined £50,000 by magistrates for serving food on wooden boards.</b><p>Birmingham City Council says the wooden plates, used by Ibrahim's Grill and Steak House in Acocks Green, pose a risk of food poisoning.<p>Inspectors visited the restaurant in October 2016 and had a number of concerns …

Australian Greens

GOP divided over next steps: health care, welfare or neither?

Republicans have begun the year divided over whether their legislative agenda should include the use of a special budget tool allowing them to pass …

U.S. Politics

Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

The 16-year-old was indicted, among others, for assaulting an Israeli soldier and interfering with a soldier's duties.<p><b>Bethlehem, occupied West Bank</b> - Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli …

Palestine

The inspiring West Aussies of 2017

December 31, 2017 12:46PM<p>SAM KERR<p>She started 2017 as one of WA’s most promising athletes and finished the year as a phenomenon. The 24-year-old …

Award Shows

2017: The year Canberra went troppo, #MeToo mattered and Trump troubled all

Donald Trump emblazoned Demented on 2017 as forcefully as he ever stamped his own name on any hotel or casino or golf course or son. We watched the …

Brisbane

The highs and lows of the news in 2017

THE STORIES THAT WERE BIG IN AUSTRALIA IN 2017

Australian Greens

2017 news quiz: Test your knowledge of the year's events

2017 was punctuated with tragedy, scandal and bizarre political developments.<p>See how well you remember the year that was with our news quiz - the …

Donald Trump

Dual citizenship shambles: the five days that shaped Australia in 2017

<b>As we head towards 2018, nine.com.au has been taking a look back at the five key days that shaped 2017 in Australia, from that Turnbull phonecall</b> …

Australian Greens

The 10 Most Batshit Insane Things That Happened In Australian Politics This Year

Even by its usual standards, 2017 was an extraordinarily dumb year in Australian politics.<p>My initial plan with this piece was to find every dumb …

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

#7 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Malcolm Roberts' s44 conundrum: The Rajiv Gandhi connection

<b>Malcolm Roberts has since lost his seat in the Senate over his British citizenship, but in this July story, which received more than 13,000 unique</b> …

India

Citizenship, marriage equality and foreign interference lead the messy politics of 2017

Barnaby Joyce Photo: Getty Images.<p>When is an MP not an MP? It may sound like the start of a joke, but in fact dual citizenship turned out to be very …

Jacqui Lambie

Citizenship scandals, same-sex marriage and foreign interference dominate the messy politics of 2017

When is an MP not an MP? It may sound like the start of a joke, but in fact dual citizenship turned out to be very serious issue, and one that has …

Jacqui Lambie

Citizenship case: Labor enlists legal firepower in bid to save Katy Gallagher

ACT senator to be represented by former solicitor general Justin Gleeson in hearing that could lead to a rash of byelections in marginal Labor seats<p>Labor has called in the big legal guns in its attempt to save Katy Gallagher’s place in the Senate.<p>The Australian Capital Territory senator, who …

Australian Greens

#9 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Eric Abetz vs Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters: Why the s44 double standard?

<b>Citizenship issues dominated the public debate during 2017 (although Independent Australia had been doing stories on this topic for years). Here,</b> …

Australian Greens

A bitcoin implosion could 'spill over' into stock market, warns Wells Fargo's Chris Harvey

If the cryptocurrency boom goes bust, stocks could easily be dragged into the chaos, Wells Fargo Securities says.<p>Christopher Harvey, the firm's head …

Australian Greens

Ten moments that defined federal politics in 2017

In one of the first Question Times of the year, Treasurer Scott Morrison turned up with a chunk of coal. Props are banned in the chamber, but …

Brisbane

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

General assembly to vote on rejecting US recognition of city as Israeli capital Trump: ‘We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer’<p>Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which oppose US foreign policies, ahead of a United Nations vote to …

Israel