Liberal MPs complain about GetUp at inquiry into 2019 election | Australia news

Christian Porter has called for GetUp to be classified as a related body of Labor and blasted it for allegedly misleading voters throughout the election campaign. The attorney general has joined Liberal MPs including Kevin Andrews in complaining about GetUp’s conduct to the parliamentary inquiry examining the 2019 election. In two separate submissions the Liberal […]

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New Australian federal police commissioner faces Senate grilling – politics live | Australia news

1.08am BST01:08 AFP apologises to Hakeem al-Araibi From AAP: Australia’s new top cop has personally apologised to refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi for the months he spent behind bars in Thailand. Al-Araibi, a permanent Australian resident, was locked up in Bangkok after Bahraini officials pursued him over vandalism charges. Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw, who […]

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PM refuses to say if he tried to have Brian Houston invited to White House – politics live | Australia news

PM refuses to say if he tried to have Brian Houston invited to White House – politics live | Australia news

I thank the member for her question. She may be interested to know that, in the year 2017, the amount paid out under the Farm Household … Allowance was $33,735,000. In the numbers we received this morning, the number was $114,00155,000. Since since the drought summit of last year, as I referred to in an […]

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Greens' hot air balloon protest deflated by new flight restriction over parliament | Australia news

Greens’ hot air balloon protest deflated by new flight restriction over parliament | Australia news

The Greens’ hopes of flying a hot air balloon over Parliament House to protest global heating have been deflated by a last-minute restriction on flights due to security concerns. Despite blocking the balloon plan, parliament’s presiding officers have approved an Extinction Rebellion protest at the authorised assembly area in front of parliament from 14 to […]

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Moderate Liberals urged to break ranks and vote for climate emergency motion | Australia news

Moderate Liberals urged to break ranks and vote for climate emergency motion | Australia news

The Greens have intensified efforts ahead of the return of federal parliament next week to lobby moderate Liberals to break ranks and vote for a motion declaring a climate emergency. With parliament set to resume on Monday, the lower house Greens MP Adam Bandt has written to all parliamentarians in the House urging them to […]

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NSW Greens apologise for publishing transphobic article | Society

NSW Greens apologise for publishing transphobic article | Society

The New South Wales Greens have apologised after the party published a transphobic article in its member newsletter that claimed the “transactivist agenda” had “negative consequences” for women. Published by Margot Oliver – a member of the party’s Marrickville branch – in the Greens internal newsletter, the article criticised the party for allowing a transgender […]

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Labor moves to suspend standing orders over Gladys Liu – politics live | Australia news

Labor moves to suspend standing orders over Gladys Liu – politics live | Australia news

This job can be challenging. I have been in a position where I have been opposed to my own party at different times. These issues are normally resolved in our party room; at other times they become more public. What are our responsibilities? I know I’ve got a responsibility to the people who put me […]

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Gladys Liu ‘a test of Scott Morrison’s leadership’, says Labor – politics live | Australia news

Gladys Liu ‘a test of Scott Morrison’s leadership’, says Labor – politics live | Australia news

Of course, it’s not just Gerard Rennick who has people talking about the class of 2019. There is also Gladys Liu after her interview with Andrew Bolt on Sky News overnight, following up this ABC story. It opened with this: Bolt: Joining me is Liberal MP Gladys Liu. Gladys, thank you so much for your […]

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Labor defends $1.2bn private school package it previously called a 'slush fund' | Australia news

Labor defends $1.2bn private school package it previously called a ‘slush fund’ | Australia news

Labor has ridden to the defence of the Coalition’s $1.2bn Catholic and independent school package it formerly labelled a “slush fund” after the Greens revealed a plan to shut it down. Guardian Australia understands Labor will not support the Greens’ move to disallow the “choice and affordability” fund, with the shadow education minister, Tanya Plibersek, […]

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Tasmanian Labor leader says party will never again join forces with the Greens | Australia news

Tasmanian Labor leader says party will never again join forces with the Greens | Australia news

Tasmanian Labor will not make the same “mistake” in joining forces with the Greens. Labor’s state leader, Rebecca White, has vowed never again will her party form an alliance with the Greens, whom she claims are hindering Tasmania. “The Greens are holding the state back, and it’s because they only ever provide a voice for […]

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