Albanese attacks Coalition’s nuclear ‘fantasy’ as Greens say report should ‘alarm all Australians’ | Australia news

The Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, has described the call from Coalition MPs to lift a longstanding ban on nuclear energy as “fantasy”. A 230-page report released on Friday by the chairman of the parliament’s energy committee and Liberal MP Ted O’Brien said nuclear energy should be considered as part of Australia’s future energy mix. The […]

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Labour voters in Tony Blair's former constituency say 'give us back our party'

Labour voters in Tony Blair’s former constituency say ‘give us back our party’

There was a time when Tony Blair commanded a stonking majority of more than 25,000 in Sedgefield. The Co Durham seat he held six times was one of the Labour strongholds to reject the party on Thursday, as loyalists looked on in despair. It was under a triumphant Blair that on May 1, 1997, Labour […]

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President Donald Trump has called impeachment a ‘hoax’ and a ‘scam’.

Trump blasts impeachment ‘hoax’ as articles approved

Trump blasts impeachment ‘hoax’ as articles approved President Trump accused the House Judiciary Committee of trivializing the impeachment process after the committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump has called impeachment a ‘hoax’ and a ‘scam’. The […]

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Boris Johnson's unusual reaction when he got stuck on a zip-wire at the Olympics

Boris Johnson’s unusual reaction when he got stuck on a zip-wire at the Olympics

In 2012, the eyes of the world were on London as Britain’s capital city hosted the Olympic Games. Back then Boris Johnson was Mayor of London and was heavily involved in the publicity around the athletes and events during that glorious summer of sport. The Prime Minister’s voice was even originally used on public transport […]

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Australia’s politicians face a crisis of legitimacy as fire and smoke chokes the country | David Ritter | Opinion

Is the fire and smoke enveloping our country Australia’s Chernobyl moment? On the 20-year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Mikhail Gorbachev reflected that the meltdown was a “historic turning point” after which “the system as we knew it became untenable”. The catastrophe laid bare the rottenness at the core of the Soviet Union through overwhelming […]

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What happens now after Boris Johnson and the Tories won the general election

What happens now after Boris Johnson and the Tories won the general election

Boris Johnson is set to easily win an overall majority in the House of Commons in a devastating blow to millions of left-leaning voters in the general election. The Tory leader triumphed in his quest for 326 toadying MPs in Parliament in a move that means Brexit is now almost guaranteed to happen by January […]

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Coalition rejects code of conduct for ministerial advisers | Australia news

The Morrison government has rebuffed a recommendation that it establish a legislated code of conduct for ministerial advisers, professing itself happy with the status quo. The recommendation to bring ministerial advisers into a clearer accountability framework is contained in the long awaited Thodey review of the public service, which was released by the prime minister, […]

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Paul Routledge: Channel the youth anger by giving them the vote at 16 - Paul Routledge

Paul Routledge: Channel the youth anger by giving them the vote at 16 – Paul Routledge

There has been a forgotten voice in this election. It belongs to the school students who have been walking out of classes to protest about global warming. They don’t have votes, and the sound of their protest has been lost in the noise of battle between big beasts vying for government. True, the major parties […]

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