Liberal and Labor parties urged to disclose political donations in real time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Transparency Project Australian political donations Today Australian voters will learn who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago The federal political donations disclosure system only requires annual reporting, which the Greens say allows vested interests to have undue influence. Läs mer…

Morrison defends $36m for two ads before election as 'entirely appropriate'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Infrastructure spending and income tax campaigns add to $200m advertising bill Scott Morrison says it’s ‘entirely appropriate for Australians to understand what their government is doing’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP The federal government will spend $36m on two campaigns spruiking its infrastructure spending Läs mer…

Murray-Darling Basin royal commission report finds gross maladministration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin South Australian report also finds negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up multi-billion-dollar deal to save river system South Australia has released the royal commission’s report into the Murray Darling Basin, pictured here at Louth in NSW. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian The Läs mer…

Julia Banks to run against health minister Greg Hunt at federal election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Julia Banks Liberal-turned-independent says she has ‘unfinished business’ after resigning from party in wake of Turnbull overthrow The former Liberal MP Julia Banks will challenge sitting minister Greg Hunt at the upcoming election Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian The Liberal-turned-independent MP Julia Banks has announced Läs mer…

BHP and Rio Tinto to join push for Indigenous voice to parliament

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uluru Statement from the Heart Mining giants to support Uluru Statement From the Heart as BHP CEO says ‘we cannot stand on the sidelines’ BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says the mining company ‘has unfinished business with the Indigenous peoples of Australia’. Photograph: David Läs mer…

BHP and Rio Tinto to join push for Indigenous voice to parliament

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uluru Statement from the Heart Mining giants to support Uluru Statement From the Heart as BHP CEO says ‘we cannot stand on the sidelines’ BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says the mining company ‘has unfinished business with the Indigenous peoples of Australia’. Photograph: David Läs mer…

Live exports: government refuses to release video showing heat stress

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Live exports RSPCA criticises agriculture department for redacting information about animal welfare concerns in reports from Australian ships Photographs taken by independent observers on Australian live export ships last year and released under FOI laws show sheep showing symptoms of heat stress. The government Läs mer…

Photos reveal Queensland cotton farms full of water while Darling River runs dry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin Over the border in NSW, the Barwon and Darling rivers are a series of muddy pools, and fish are dying Photographs taken by Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick of cotton farms on the Moonie River in southern Queensland. The South Australian royal Läs mer…

Liberals will run a scare campaign, but their age of tax entitlement must end | Chris Bowen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Tax Liberals will run a scare campaign, but their age of tax entitlement must end Chris Bowen Labor has been upfront about its plans and identified neglected areas of the budget Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen: ‘Many of the tax concessions that some people Läs mer…

Josh Frydenberg defends Coalition's climate record as he faces challenge in Kooyong

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Josh Frydenberg Treasurer says climate change is real and Scott Morrison’s government takes emissions reduction ‘very seriously’ Josh Frydenberg is facing a challenge from long-time Liberal and now independent Oliver Yates. Photograph: Stefan Postles/AAP Josh Frydenberg has defended the Coalition’s record on climate change Läs mer…

Peter Dutton revoked Neil Prakash’s Australian citizenship without consulting Fiji

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian security and counter-terrorism Officials from minister’s department reveal he relied solely on Australian advice over case of Isis recruiter Peter Dutton revoked the citizenship of Isis recruiter Neil Prakash (pictured) on the understanding he also held citizenship in Fiji. The Australian government did Läs mer…

Gladys Berejiklian facing minority government after NSW election: Newspoll

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gladys Berejiklian Coalition and opposition are 50-50 on a two-party-preferred basis and Berejiklian leads opposition leader Michael Daley as preferred premier The number of votes dissatisfied with the performance of the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has risen, according to the latest Newspoll. Photograph: Dan Läs mer…

It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics The long-time Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaign Oliver Yates, the former chief executive of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, is preparing to run as an independent against Josh Frydenberg in the Melbourne Läs mer…

Australia's generous aid to Yemen mustn't be undermined by its weapons sales | Jason Lee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Yemen Australia’s generous aid to Yemen mustn’t be undermined by its weapons sales Military exports to Saudi Arabia should cease if we are serious about ending the four-year war that has killed 85,000 children A mother holds her malnourished child’s hand at a Läs mer…

Australia's global corruption ranking sparks urgent calls for federal integrity body

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Transparency Project Australia news Australia fails to improve on its worst ranking on Transparency International’s corruption perception index Australia’s score in Transparency International’s corruption perception index was a record low for the nation. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Australia has failed to improve on its Läs mer…