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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Environmental groups warn against push for nuclear power in Australia | Australia news

Environmental groups warn against push for nuclear power in Australia | Australia news

A group of environmental and civil society groups has warned the government nuclear power has “no role” in Australia as crossbench independents urge it to recognise climate change as a health issue. On Monday submissions to the inquiry on nuclear power will close. A diverse group of stakeholders has called on the government to rule-out […]

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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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Federal election 2019: PM grilled on ‘the point of a Morrison government’ – politics live | Australia news

With the campaigns at rest, we will tuck the blog up – but only for a nap. With so much going on tonight, Gabrielle Chan will be back with you just before 7.30pm to blog Scott Morrison on 7.30 and following another short break Bill Shorten on Q&A. So go take a break. Get something […]

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Warringah voters complain about free copies of Daily Telegraph as election rancour boils | Australia news

Residents in the federal seat of Warringah are complaining about telephone push polling, unwanted copies of the Daily Telegraph arriving on their lawns and election posters being defaced. The most mysterious event in the Sydney seat, where the former prime minister Tony Abbott is fighting a challenge from the independent Zali Steggall, is the arrival […]

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Captain GetUp: conservative group’s satirical superhero debuts to ridicule | Australia news

A large-headed, orange-clad superhero designed to put pressure on progressive lobby group GetUp has instead been ridiculed for being too confusing and boosting GetUp’s image. Captain GetUp is an initiative launched on Tuesday by rival conservative lobby group Advance Australia to attack GetUp in a range of key seats at the federal election. The suited […]

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Tony Abbott says no need to pull out of Paris climate agreement after all | Australia news

Tony Abbott has changed his mind and now says Australia should now stay in the Paris climate agreement Abbott, who signed up to Paris when he was prime minister but then declared that Australia should pull out during the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull, confirmed he had changed his mind again during a debate on […]

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Tony Abbott on track to lose Warringah to Zali Steggall, poll shows | Australia news

Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat of Warringah to independent candidate Zali Steggall, according to a poll. The Olympian is leading the former prime minister 54% to 46% on a two-party-preferred basis, according to a ReachTEL poll of 622 residents commissioned by activist group GetUp and published in the Sun-Herald and The […]

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