Banking chiefs face royal commission – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Commonwealth bank bosses first to give evidence after the publication of a damning interim report. Follow all the day’s developments … • Bank bosses to face royal commission • Interim report condemns industry’s greed LIVE Updated Australia’s big banks are under scrutiny again at Läs mer…

Baby girl found dead on Surfers Paradise beach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gold Coast Queensland police are investigating the death of the child, who was found at 12.30am lying on the shore Police are trying to establish the baby’s identity and how she ended up on a Gold Coast beach. Photograph: Nigel Killeen/Getty Images A baby Läs mer…

Apec leaders unable to agree on communique amid US-China trade tensions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apec summit Sharp divisions emerge at Port Moresby summit as Japan and US push back against China’s growing influence in the Pacific World leaders pose for a group photo at the Apec summit in Port Moresby on Saturday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock The Apec summit has Läs mer…

Bennelong’s grave: how history betrayed Australia’s first diplomat | Paul Daley

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bennelong’s grave: how history betrayed Australia’s first diplomat Bennelong – complex, articulate and politically savvy – died as a respected elder mourned by his people. Photograph: Alamy Woollarawarre Bennelong was a warrior and a peacemaker who became, perhaps, the country’s most misunderstood Indigenous man Läs mer…

Scott Morrison at Apec summit insists end in sight to US-China dispute

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apec summit Australian PM downplays Beijing’s Pacific expansionist ambitions as Chinese officials reportedly try to force way into PNG minister’s office Australia’s Scott Morrison poses with other world leaders, including China’s Xi Jinping (right) at Apec on Sunday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA Scott Morrison says Läs mer…

Bennelong’s burial site to be turned into public memorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indigenous Australians Sydney home bought by NSW government for $2.9m to be transformed into memorial to honour Eora nation elder The Sydney grave of Indigenous warrior and a peacemaker Woollarawarre Bennelong will be turned into a public memorial site. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo The Läs mer…

Pamela Anderson accuses 'smutty' Scott Morrison of abandoning Assange

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Julian Assange Baywatch star questions whether Australian PM has ‘strength and conviction’ to bring WikiLeaks founder home Actress Pamela Anderson says the Australian PM Scott Morrison made ‘smutty, unnecessary comments’ about her after she asked him to help Julian Assange return home. Composite: Andreas Läs mer…

US believed Australia would take more refugees in exchange for Nauru and Manus deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum US official Anne Richard says deal was on understanding Australia would ‘do more’ but it was not a ‘one for one swap’ Anne Richard, the former US deputy secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, says the refugee deal Läs mer…

Daniel Andrews says Greens have a 'toxic cultural problem' around women

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victorian election 2018 Victorian premier rules out a minority government deal ‘with people who refuse to call out denigration’ Daniel Andrews says he will never sit down with people who refuse to call out denigration of women. Photograph: James Ross/AAP The Victorian premier, Daniel Läs mer…

Man dies after stingray attack while swimming near Hobart

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tasmania 42-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after apparently being stung on his lower abdomen A man in Tasmania has died from a heart attack after a suspected stingray puncture wound to his abdomen. Stingrays are generally not considered aggressive. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP A 42-year-old Läs mer…

Man dies after stingray attack while swimming near Hobart

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tasmania 42-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after apparently being stung on his lower abdomen A man in Tasmania has died from a heart attack after a suspected stingray puncture wound to his abdomen. Stingrays are generally not considered aggressive. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP A 42-year-old Läs mer…

America to partner with Australia to develop naval base on Manus Island

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apec summit The joint facility, which will host more warships in the Pacific, comes at a time of concern about rising Chinese influence Scott Morrison shakes hands with US Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting in Port Moresby. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images America Läs mer…

Best Australian political cartoons of the year – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A new book has been released showcasing the year in politics as observed by Australia’s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists Jon Kudelka for The Australian Geoff Pryor for the Saturday Paper First Dog on the Moon for Guardian Australia David Rowe for Australian Läs mer…

'Unconstitutional’ electoral laws hinder third-party campaigns, unions argue

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian trade unions NSW legislation that places lower spending caps on third-party campaign groups is being challenged in the high court The NSW government says the purpose of its campaign finance law is to limit the influence of large amounts of money on the Läs mer…

'Bold' call to break into Brisbane’s empty buildings to house homeless

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brisbane Greens councillor calls for civil disobedience campaign to establish crisis accommodation in vacant government properties Greens Brisbane councillor Jonathan Sri and police during the homeless rally. Photograph: Ben Smee for the Guardian Advocates for Brisbane’s growing homeless population, led by a city councillor, Läs mer…