Linda Reynolds extends sick leave amid ongoing controversy over Brittany Higgins

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Defence minister Linda Reynolds has extended her sick leave and is not expected to return to work this week. Reynolds took a period of medical leave on 24 February, Läs mer…

Christian Porter allegations: independent inquiry no threat to rule of law, legal experts say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Legal and business experts have said there is no “rule of law” issue with the attorney general, Christian Porter, facing an independent inquiry into an allegation of sexual assault, Läs mer…

Australia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The chief executive of the law firm representing Christian Porter is under fire after reportedly sending an all-staff email critical of the lawyer who took the case. On Friday Läs mer…

Centrelink must review welfare debts after tribunal casts further doubt on income averaging, senator says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The independent senator Rex Patrick has called for a sweeping review of Centrelink welfare debts, after the federal government was again rebuked at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal over its Läs mer…

Sarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After a turbulent two weeks in parliament, Katharine Murphy talks to Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young about her experiences in fighting toxic cultures in the workplace. They discuss the ways Läs mer…

Australia consumed by rape claim against attorney general

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With the Australian government already scrambling to deal with the fallout over its handling of an allegation of sexual assault against a minister’s staffer – alleged to have occurred Läs mer…

Two cabinet ministers attended event at which woman alleged Christian Porter raped her

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two cabinet ministers attended the 1988 university debating competition at which a woman has alleged she was sexually assaulted by Christian Porter, although members of the Morrison government insist Läs mer…

'Not a suitable candidate': climate groups urge OECD not to appoint Mathias Cormann as next head

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; International climate change groups and influential advisers on the global shift from fossil fuels have written to the OECD expressing “grave concerns” over Australian politician Mathias Cormann’s bid to Läs mer…

Australia news live: national cabinet to meet as Italy blocks 250,000 doses of Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Live feed Show 4.29pm EST16:29 The New Zealand tsunami warning has been reissued, after we earlier reported it had been withdrawn. The warning is here and our updated story Läs mer…

Australia condemns 'indefensible' killings in Myanmar but stops short of imposing sanctions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Australian government has called on Myanmar’s security forces to cease the violent response to protests, voicing grave concerns about the rising death toll and condemning the killings of Läs mer…

More friends and family of Christian Porter accuser back calls for rape allegation inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison faces a growing clamour for an independent investigation into the contested rape allegation against Christian Porter, as the attorney general acknowledged he may have had contact with Läs mer…

Polystyrene to be phased out next year under Australia's plastic waste plan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Polystyrene foam commonly used to package consumer goods will be phased out in Australia by mid-2022 as part of a national plan to combat mounting plastic waste. Conservation groups Läs mer…

Facebook and Twitter say Australia wants to give regulator too much power in bid to combat online bullying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook and Twitter have raised concern controversial new legislation aimed at curbing bullying and governing online activity will give Australia’s eSafety commissioner too much power over speech online with Läs mer…

Death threats, distrust and racism: how anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia 'seeped into the mainstream'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Councillor Kun Huang received the letter on a Monday. Among the insults about his name, the threats of death, the blame for the Covid-19 pandemic, the accusation that he Läs mer…

Australia news live: pressure mounts for inquiry into historical rape allegation made against Christian Porter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Live feed Show 4.22pm EST16:22 Zali Steggall has also thrown her weight behind calls for an independent inquiry into the historical rape allegations levelled against Christian Porter (allegations he Läs mer…

The attorney general accused of rape – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last Friday, it was reported that a current cabinet minister is at the centre of a historical rape allegation. On Wednesday, that minister – attorney general Christian Porter – Läs mer…

Facebook bans users and publishers from sharing news in Australia – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has made good on its threat to ban Australians from seeing or posting news content on its site in response to the federal government’s proposed news media code. Läs mer…

How governments were left playing catch-up on misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Michael Marom steers his Telstra-branded company car past the site of a planned 5G tower on the streets of Mullumbimby, it draws a now predictable response. Someone is Läs mer…