‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party For Australians forced to survive on $275 a week, the ALP’s pledge to conduct a welfare review before a Newstart increase has sparked outrage Labor has acknowledged the $275.10-a-week base Newstart payment is inadequate but has rejected a push for an increase Läs mer…

Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy Don Harwin urges Coalition to ‘put science, economics and engineering ahead of ideology’ NSW energy minister Don Harwin says the Morrison government is out of touch on climate and energy policy. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP The New South Wales energy minister has urged the Läs mer…

Expert attacks Centrelink robo-debt and 'moral bankruptcy' that allows it

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Centrelink debt recovery Terry Carney, former member of administrative appeals tribunal, maintains the ‘extortionate’ debt recovery is illegal Prof Terry Carney has written in an academic journal that the robo-debt scandal has only been permitted by a failings across a ‘plethora’ of institutions. Photograph: Läs mer…

Fifty shades of g'day: MP sexting scandal turns Australians off beloved greeting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Nation horrified after allegations Andrew Broad used salutation in an attempt to seduce a woman on a ‘sugar babies’ website Andrew Broad sent a salacious text to a woman he met on a ‘sugar babies’ dating site. Composite: Ahowden International/Alamy/AAP It is Läs mer…

Labor conference votes for a Shorten government to recognise Palestinian statehood

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party Tony Burke says Labor recognises ‘the Palestinians also deserve a land of their own’ Tony Burke at the Labor national conference. He said Labor had always recognised the right of Israel to have a land of its own. Photograph: Mark Brake/Getty Images Läs mer…

The Guardian Essential report, 18 December results

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian RSS 2018-12-18 02:51 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2018/dec/18/the-guardian-essential-report-18-december-results

Labor national conference, day three – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s the final day of the ALP’s get-together, where the last of the party’s policy platform will be decided. All the day’s events, live LIVE Updated Bill Shorten speaks on day two of the Labor party’s national conference in Adelaide on Monday. Photograph: Lukas Läs mer…

Labor promises to prioritise equal pay for women

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party Changes will enshrine equal pay in the Fair Work Act and make it easier to raise salaries in female-dominated industries Tanya Plibersek said in statement with Brendan O’Connor on equal pay: ‘Female-dominated industries are often poorly paid – that’s just a fact.’ Läs mer…

Labor set for nuclear showdown as Gareth Evans warns of risk to US alliance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party Former foreign affairs minister says signing up to international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons would ‘tear up’ US alliance Penny Wong, who says conditions should be imposed before Australia signs up to the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, and Gareth Evans, who Läs mer…

Labor conference commits to refugee platform as Peter Dutton forecasts disaster

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party Labor commits to increase in refugee intake and boost in funding for regional processing and resettlement Protesters against Australia’s offshore detention policies outside the Labor national conference. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/AAP Labor has committed to increasing the community sponsored refugee program intake by Läs mer…

Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as capital of Israel put on agenda of meeting at request of Palestinians Prime minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday that Australia officially recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Sean Davey/AAP Representatives of Arab countries will Läs mer…

Labor conference: CDP to be abolished as part of reconciliation plan – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor will ditch the community development plan, criticised as discriminating against Indigenous people. All the day’s events, live LIVE Updated Bill Shorten takes a morning run with local supporters on Monday before day two of the Labor party national conference in Adelaide. Photograph: Lukas Läs mer…

Scott Morrison: 'West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:26 Australia now formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, the Australian PM said on Saturday. Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but holds back on embassy Läs mer…

Split reaction to Australian recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel Arab states condemn Scott Morrison’s announcement but Israel welcomes ‘step in the right direction’ Prime minister Scott Morrison announced Australia’s decision to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Saturday, drawing mixed global reaction. Photograph: Sean Davey/AAP The Australian government’s recognition Läs mer…

'Trust deficit': UK's top envoy to Australia on diplomacy in the WikiLeaks era

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics live podcast Australian politics Britain’s outgoing high commissioner opens up about the challenges of the role in a more transparent age ‘I always think to myself: how would I feel if this leaked?’ British high commissioner to Australia Menna Rawlings. Photograph: Mike Läs mer…