NSW Nationals MP Leslie Williams to defect to Liberals over 'politically reckless' koala saga

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The New South Wales Nationals MP Leslie Williams has quit the party as the fallout from the koala policy saga rolls on. In a statement, the Port Macquarie MP Läs mer…

Health official ignored warning about Bridget McKenzie's authority to give sports grants, inquiry told

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Email reveals high-level official was told minister might need to formally order Sport Australia to make her decision-maker Bridget McKenzie: new evidence draws into question why department Läs mer…

Releasing Covidsafe app usage numbers could risk public safety, government claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Digital transformation agency says disclosing information would ‘adversely affect’ commonwealth-state relations Over 7 million people in Australia have downloaded the Covidsafe app, but that metric doesn’t tell the Läs mer…

Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters arrested and chased by police on horseback

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian police and policing Protesters run through back streets in ‘chaotic scenes’ as further demonstrations expected on Sunday Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Läs mer…

Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Australia Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia’s $7bn investment in space technologies The Dart rocket, which was launched from the Koonibba rocket range Läs mer…

Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey. Sutton made the apology Läs mer…

Lord Sugar tweets about flight to Sydney, angering Australians unable to enter country

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news UK billionaire praises Emirates for flight as thousands remain stranded by policy to ease pressure on hotel quarantine Lord Sugar flew to Australia to host the filming Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia live: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow live Follow our global coronavirus live blog Flight caps fight looms Läs mer…

Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton on the government's bizarre gas plan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison has been talking about the importance of gas in Australia’s energy market since the beginning of the year – but his speech this week raised more questions Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria opens up but Melbourne faces 'ring of steel' – latest news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Covid-19 restrictions ease in regional Victoria today as economists and international students call for expansion of jobkeeper. Follow all today’s news Follow our global coronavirus live blog International students Läs mer…

Why Google and Facebook are being asked to pay for the news they use – explainer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Australian government has released draft legislation to compel Google and Facebook to negotiate with Australian media companies. The digital platforms have responded aggressively, warning users of dire consequences Läs mer…