Centrelink threatens Australians with welfare debts to pay up or pay interest

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In a bid to recoup $900m in fraudulent claims, the department is also considering garnishing wages • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Almost 170,000 Australians with welfare debts racked up through false Läs mer…

Scott Morrison won’t apologise for resisting banking inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Treasurer condemns Labor leader Bill Shorten for ‘political point scoring’ on the issue Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Scott Morrison has declined to apologise for resisting calls for a banking royal commission, Läs mer…

Regulator needs stronger powers to deal with bank misconduct, Choice says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Consumer watchdog says it is clear AMP and Commonwealth Bank ‘feel no compulsion to abide by the law’ The corporate regulator should be given stronger powers, and the ability to impose larger penalties, to help it intervene more quickly when Läs mer…

Bill Shorten calls for suspension of live sheep exports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Labor leader says that ‘only a monster’ would think live export industry should be unchanged Bill Shorten has demanded a suspension of shipments of live sheep during the northern summer and blasted the Coalition for failing to update standards to Läs mer…

A recent history of Australia’s banking scandals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian It was a long and chequered road to the banking royal commission and as public hearings continue the revelations just keep coming. Here, we’ve collated some of the more outrageous moments in the banking and financial sector in the nine Läs mer…

Banking royal commission: bonuses and profits must be looked at, MPs say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Senior Coalition figures signal commissioner will be granted extension if needed as Warren Entsch calls for banks to be penalised if ‘they have stolen from others’• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Key Läs mer…

Michael McCormack talks health and education as Nationals turn page on Joyce

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Acting PM aims to entice doctors and teachers to regions without changing Coalition policies• Sign up to receive the top stories every morning Australia’s acting prime minister, Michael McCormack, will promise to build on Barnaby Joyce’s work by renewing the Läs mer…

Labor states ‘won’t compromise’ on renewable targets as energy fight looms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Victoria’s energy minister warns Canberra ‘we’ve got thresholds’ ahead of meeting on proposed national energy guarantee • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning The Labor states will seek a watertight undertaking that their renewable energy schemes and Läs mer…

Scott Morrison praises Israel Folau’s ‘strong character’ after anti-gay remarks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Treasurer describes Wallabies star as a ‘good man’ and applauds him for ‘standing up for his faith’ The federal treasurer, Scott Morrison, has backed Wallabies star Israel Folau’s “strong character” in standing up for his religious belief that gay people Läs mer…

Clive Palmer tries to halt Queensland Nickel legal action over ‘abuse of process’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The former MP says he offered to settle the debts of the company, which collapsed owing about $300m • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Clive Palmer says he once offered to pay Läs mer…

High court upholds government’s controversial fast-track refugee process

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Iranian man fails in bid to overturn fast-track refugee determination for boat arrivals before 2014 • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The high court has upheld the Australian government’s controversial fast-track refugee Läs mer…

Most voters want Turnbull government to tax more and reduce inequality, poll finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Only 11% in poll wanted lower public spending, less tax revenue and more inequality • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning Almost two-thirds of voters want the government to tax more, spend more and reduce inequality, a Läs mer…

Sir John Monash won’t be posthumously promoted, Malcolm Turnbull rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Military leaders lobbied against elevation of first world war general to field marshal • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning Malcolm Turnbull has decided not to posthumously promote Sir John Monash to the highest rank in the Läs mer…

Powerful aged care watchdog created after nursing home scandals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Australia’s aged care system overhaul merges agencies for ‘responsive one-stop shop’ • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning The federal government will set up a powerful new watchdog as part of an overhaul of Australia’s aged care Läs mer…

Turnbull’s national energy guarantee could have ‘no meaningful emission reduction’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Research says additional 9,271MW of wind and solar required to deliver the Neg emissions reduction target The Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee will deliver no meaningful emissions reductions in its own right unless the proposed 2030 target for Australia’s electricity Läs mer…