Turnbull government loses 34th consecutive Newspoll – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facing the last session before the winter recess, the Coalition hopes to go out on a win by passing its tax plan. All the day’s events, live LIVE Updated Malcolm Turnbull at the Liberal party’s federal council in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Läs mer…

Coalition shows no sign of closing gap to Labor in latest Newspoll

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Labor still leads 52%-48% on two-party-preferred basis, as One Nation falls to just 6% of primary vote after party splits Malcolm Turnbull is still Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Labor continues to lead the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis while Malcolm Turnbull is Läs mer…

Tim Storer asks crossbench colleagues to prioritise tax relief for lowest paid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Key senator urges undecided Greens to join Labor and split bill to block costly cuts for high earners Derryn Hinch talks to Tim Storer in the Senate. Storer has urged his colleagues to back Labor’s bid to pass tax cuts for low Läs mer…

'Never': senior Liberals in damage control after party vote to privatise ABC

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Liberal party Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg rush to deny that selling off ABC is party policy Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have publicly defended the ABC after the Liberal party peak council passed a motion to privatise it, which no one spoke against. Läs mer…

US-China trade war threats risk global instability, Penny Wong says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Julie Bishop says Australian government concerned about ‘tit-for-tat’ trade measures Penny Wong and the Labor leader, Bill Shorten. The Labor senator says US and China’s moves strike ‘at the integrity of the world trading system’. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The government and opposition Läs mer…

Turnbull urged to visit Tennant Creek as NT gripped by child protection crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Northern Territory PM to visit Northern Territory after NT News front page says he ‘simply does not care’ Malcolm Turnbull and the Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion. Tennant Creek’s traditional owners have called for the prime minister to visit the region. Photograph: Mike Bowers Läs mer…

Longman byelection: will One Nation decide who wins?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One Nation The LNP and Labor have been campaigning hard in the Queensland seat but it may be Pauline Hanson’s party that has the last word Malcolm Turnbull at a seniors’ conference in Longman, where the retirees’ vote is expected to play a crucial Läs mer…

'Never again': Malcolm Turnbull vows to get even with Labor over 'Mediscare'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Malcolm Turnbull PM promises party faithful he will counter ‘Labor lies’ with social media tactics of his own Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the 60th Federal Council of the Liberal Party in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Still smarting over Labor’s 2016 Läs mer…

Australia rules out moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel Julie Bishop will not follow US lead, despite pressure from her party to do so Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull at the Liberal party council in Sydney. Bishop has ruled out moving Australia’s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Läs mer…

Tide turning for Turnbull but byelections won't be easy, says Howard

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Liberal party Former PM tells Liberal party council there’s a clear mood change among people because of Shorten’s ‘very leftwing agenda’ John Howard speaks at the 60th federal council of the Liberal party in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP The former prime minister Läs mer…

Larissa Waters will be first section 44 casualty to return to parliament

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian Greens Greens Queensland senator Andrew Bartlett resigns, clearing the way for Waters’ return to Senate Larissa Waters had to quit parliament after discovering she was a dual-Canadian citizen. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian Larissa Waters will become the first section 44 casualty Läs mer…

The $225,000 campaign to dislodge Peter Dutton from Dickson

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Peter Dutton GetUp is making a grassroots, issues-based bid to oust the home affairs minister from his safe Queensland seat GetUp is hoping to energise swinging voters in the Queensland seat of Dickson in order to oust home affairs minister Peter Dutton. Photograph: Mike Läs mer…

China may have spurred Australia's aid spending, but it will pay dividends | Tim Costello

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Solomon Islands Opinion China may have spurred Australia’s aid spending, but it will pay dividends Tim Costello The Solomon Islands cable deal is a good example of why aid is so crucial Malcolm Turnbull and Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Houenipwela announcing the deal Läs mer…

Nick Greiner makes a call for more women in the Liberal party

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics The Liberal president said the party was making some progress but ‘nowhere near enough’. Nick Greiner said the federal executive spent ‘perhaps half an hour’ working on how they could improve diversity in the party. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP When Liberal party president Läs mer…

Special visas for white South African farmers on agenda for Liberal council meeting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Liberal party Other policy issues likely to include GST, pokies tax revenue and voter identification laws Peter Dutton said in March that white South African farmers ‘deserve special attention’ from Australia because of the ‘horrific circumstances’ they faced. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian Läs mer…