Coalition comes out firing in super Saturday byelection gunfight

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Putting the vote on the date of the Labor conference may be trolling-by-scheduling, but Shorten could well be relieved• Sign up to receive the latest news in Australian politics every weekday It should be clear to anyone watching politics right now that no one Läs mer…

Sophie Mirabella awarded full costs on top of damages in defamation win

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Former Liberal MP successfully sued Benalla Ensign and its editor over article claiming she pushed Cathy McGowan The former federal MP Sophie Mirabella has been awarded full costs on top of her $175,000 in damages as part of her defamation win against a country Läs mer…

Australian woman sentenced to death for drug offences in Malaysia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Judges overturn earlier acquittal of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, from Sydney An Australian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging in Malaysia after a court overturned her earlier acquittal on drug-smuggling charges. The three judges sitting in Kuala Lumpur unanimously found Maria Läs mer…

Linda Burney admits interview transcript left out call for offshore detention time limit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Peter Dutton says Labor ‘fabricated’ transcript but MP says it was a ‘genuine mistake’ by her staff Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The Labor frontbencher Linda Burney has admitted her office made “a mistake” incorrectly transcribing Läs mer…

Andrew Hastie revelations raise more questions, Labor says – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mark Dreyfus asks if MP’s action has affected relations with intelligence agencies. And tax dominates the policy debate. All the day’s events, live 12.40am BST The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has put out a statement, after nine Australians were recognised in the Gender Equality Läs mer…

Doctors beg Australian Border Force to move terminally ill refugee off Nauru

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum ABF staff on the island have made repeated requests to Canberra for intervention • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Ali, the oldest Afghan Hazara held on Nauru, has advanced lung cancer and his Läs mer…

Banking royal commission: ANZ gave green light to franchise with 'clip-art' business plan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Banking royal commission Westpac also defends decision to lend money for Pie Face franchise that quickly failed A senior ANZ executive said a $220,000 loan given to a couple for a gelato franchise was not done with sufficient care and diligence. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Läs mer…

Turnbull consulted Australian intelligence agencies over Hastie’s donor bribery claim

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PM says he believes US briefing was ‘not classified’ as Chau Chak Wing’s lawyer attacks Andrew Hastie’s claims Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he has sought information from Australia’s intelligence agencies about the implications of the chair of parliament’s intelligence committee publicly revealing details of Läs mer…

Abortion laws: bill to establish exclusion zones likely to pass NSW parliament

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Abortion Laws would establish ‘safe access’ around clinics and proposes potential jail time for harassment within zones A bill to establish exclusion zones around abortion clinics in New South Wales is likely to be passed after Gladys Berejiklian gave her MPs a conscience vote. Läs mer…

Labor pressures Coalition to take big business tax ‘giveaway’ to next election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chris Bowen says Labor happy for election to be ‘referendum’ on cuts as Coalition takes more equivocal stance Labor has pressed the Turnbull government to commit to take the big business component of its company tax cuts to the next election, after One Nation’s Läs mer…

Australia free trade deal talks to push for greater access to EU’s agriculture markets

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Agreement would create jobs at home and in Europe, Malcolm Turnbull says • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Australia will push for expanded access to Europe’s agricultural markets in free trade talks with the EU after Läs mer…

Turnbull not warned of Andrew Hastie's China donor statement – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Liberal MP Hastie’s allegations in parliament about Chinese-Australian billionaire and political donor catches PM off-guard. Meanwhile, government scrambles to save its tax changes. All the days events, live LIVE Updated Malcolm Turnbull has said he was not warned Andrew Hastie intended to name a Läs mer…

Two Australian embassy officials in South Africa reported sacked in bribery scandal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum At least 21 Nigerians received student visas ‘tainted by corrupt conduct’ • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Two non-citizens working at the Australian high commission in South Africa have reportedly been sacked. Photograph: Läs mer…

Coalition signals competition law changes to deal with energy market concentration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy Josh Frydenberg ‘worried’ about ownership in the energy market ‘and what that means for consumers’ Josh Frydenberg is waiting on advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about electricity prices and market dynamics Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The Turnbull government is signalling changes Läs mer…

EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal blow to UK free trade plans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bloc could end up on better terms with the Commonwealth nations after Brexit than UK The EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand after member states gave the green light for talks Läs mer…