Julian Assange should be extradited to Australia, father says | Media

The father of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has called on the Australian government to help his son and suggested he could be brought back to his home country. John Shipton, who lives in Melbourne, urged Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, to step in following Assange’s arrest in London last week. He told News Corp […]

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Greens push to suspend Fraser Anning from parliament | Australia news

The Greens are hoping Fraser Anning will become only the second senator to be suspended from the chamber in 16 years, a move which would bring a premature end to his parliamentary career and fulfil the desires of more than 1 million people petitioning for the Queensland senator to be sacked. The Greens leader Richard […]

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Greens demand hate speech by MPs be stamped out after Christchurch massacre | World news

The Greens have cited the rightwing terrorist attack in Christchurch to renew calls for a parliamentary code of conduct to stamp out hate speech, a push also backed by Australia’s peak Muslim body. Richard Di Natale has written to Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten warning that the extreme rightwing nationalist senator Fraser Anning – who […]

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If the Greens don’t do something radical they will be on 10% primary vote UNTIL THE END OF EARTH | First Dog on the Moon

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More changes to medical evacuation bill being circulated, with Greens back in fold – question time live | Australia news

4.49am GMT04:49 Another question to Stuart Robert is ruled as being out of order, because of a preamble. Scott Morrison mouths something like ‘too bad’ to Bill Shorten across the table. 4.46am GMT04:46 Katharine Murphy Just sharing more of the language in the current draft of the medical evacuation bill, with the caveat that talks […]

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Crossbenchers urge Coalition and Labor to make deal on Nauru as hung parliament looms | Australia news

Cathy McGowan and Rebekha Sharkie are urging the major parties to reach a deal on getting children off Nauru as the crossbench flexes its king-making muscle anticipating the likely hung parliament after the declaration of the result in Wentworth. McGowan, the Victorian independent, told Guardian Australia on Monday: “The Labor party has got to move […]

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Senate to force debate on LGBT teacher protections before Wentworth byelection | Australia news

The Senate is likely to begin debate on discrimination protections for LGBT teachers under a Greens plan to suspend standing orders with Labor and crossbench support on Wednesday. The tactic to force debate on Richard Di Natale’s private senator’s bill means the issue will be considered before the Wentworth byelection on Saturday, despite Scott Morrison […]

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Government blames ‘administrative error’ for its support for ‘it’s OK to be white’ vote | Australia news

Coalition senators have now voted against a motion declaring “it’s OK to be white” less than a day after their support for it sparked a humiliating backdown. The Morrison government blamed an “administrative error” for its decision to vote in favour of the motion from Pauline Hanson, which echoed a notorious alt-right slogan. The motion, […]

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Pauline Hanson’s ‘It’s OK to be white’ motion narrowly defeated in Senate – video | Australia news

Senator Pauline Hanson declares ‘anti-white racism’ is on the rise before unsuccessfully moving a motion in federal parliament saying ‘it’s OK to be white’. The One Nation leader says anyone who watches the news or social media can see increased attacks on western civilisation and the prevalence of anti-white racism. Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch savaged […]

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Morrison caves to Labor on gay students in discrimination law reform push | Australia news

Scott Morrison has caved in to demands from Labor and the Greens, promising discrimination law amendments to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. In a statement following Labor’s offer of bipartisan support to fix the law Morrison revealed attorney general Christian Porter […]

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