‘Turnbull, take your words back’: South Sudanese plead for racism to stop

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia’s South Sudanese community reaches out to prime minister in new video in bid to end vilification High school student Elizabeth Gai says she wants to be a doctor one day. Ashar Anyar is studying criminology and aspires to become a lawyer. The two Läs mer…

Euthanasia bill defeat: former territory leaders say Malcolm Fraser's promise broken

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Paul Everingham says former prime minister had given him an undertaking not to override territory laws The Northern Territory passed Australia’s first euthanasia legislation in 1996, which was overturned by the commonwealth in 1997. Photograph: Caroline Berdon/AAP Amid a fresh push to Läs mer…

Turnbull ditches legislation for 26% emissions cut to head off backbench dissent

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National energy guarantee Government to set target by regulation in move to defuse internal opposition – and court Labor Malcolm Turnbull has faced concerted opposition to his energy policies from within his own ranks. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The Turnbull government is preparing to set Läs mer…

Turnbull loyalists call out colleagues for 'hyperventilating' over energy policy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National energy guarantee Christopher Pyne sounds warning shot to conservatives as Peter Dutton declines to publicly support the Neg News Corp reports suggest Peter Dutton is being urged to challenge Turnbull. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian Malcolm Turnbull’s lieutenants have rallied around his Läs mer…

NEG: Labor warns it will not back taxpayer support for new coal-fired power

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National energy guarantee Shadow climate change minister Mark Butler says Labor open to dealing with NEG legislation before states sign off Mark Butler and Bill Shorten at Woodlawn wind farm near Canberra. Butler says Labor will not ‘cop any devices to lock in low Läs mer…

Nauru hunger strike: 12-year-old boy at imminent risk of dying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nauru Island staff report a looming children’s health crisis ahead of Pacific Islands Forum Nauru’s health crisis includes a 14-year-old boy with severe muscle wastage. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is Läs mer…

Coalition MPs lobby colleagues against crossing the floor on energy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Push comes as Tony Abbott continues to agitate publicly against the national energy guarantee Former prime minister Tony Abbott said the policy should go ‘back to the drawing board’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Senior Turnbull government figures are trying to peel back the Läs mer…

Australian party leader hails speech calling for 'final solution' on Muslim migration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bob Katter Politicians unite in condemnation of Fraser Anning’s speech, but his party leader Bob Katter says he backs him ‘1000%’ In a bizarre press conference Australian political party leader Bob Katter said current immigration policies were ‘bringing in the persecutors’. Photograph: ABC News Läs mer…

Australian party leader hails speech calling for 'final solution' on Muslim migration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bob Katter Politicians unite in condemnation of Fraser Anning’s speech, but his party leader Bob Katter says he backs him ‘1000%’ In a bizarre press conference Australian political party leader Bob Katter said current immigration policies were ‘bringing in the persecutors’. Photograph: ABC News Läs mer…

Euthanasia bill in doubt as two senators reverse position

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Brian Burston and Peter Georgiou decide against supporting the legislation as debate continues Brian Burston and Peter Georgiou have had a change of heart over supporting the right to legalise euthanasia. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian The push to allow territories Läs mer…

MPs widely condemn Fraser Anning's 'final solution' speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Josh Frydenberg says he is ‘deeply offended’ by the senator’s remarks and advises him to visit Holocaust museum The Katter Australia senator Fraser Anning has defended his comments about immigration and his use of the term ‘final solution’. Photograph: Mike Bowers for Läs mer…

Claimed power price cuts from energy guarantee are 'virtually meaningless'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National energy guarantee (Neg) Coal-fired power subsidies mean the projections relied on by Coalition are not credible, study says Malcolm Turnbull has failed to rule out the building of new coal plants underwritten by government support for new power generation. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP The Läs mer…

Australian senator calls for 'final solution to immigration problem'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Crossbencher Fraser Anning widely condemned for speech praising white Australia policy and pushing for plebiscite on Muslim immigration Katter Australia party senator Fraser Anning delivers his maiden speech calling for a plebiscite on immigration. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian An Australian Läs mer…

Josh Frydenberg wins a battle, but energy war still looms – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The national energy guarantee has passed a critical hurdle, getting majority support from the coalition backbench committee despite Tony Abbott’s dissent. All the days events, live LIVE Updated Josh Frydenberg during question time on Monday. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian Key events Show Läs mer…

Q&A: Trump branded a 'gangster' whose vision of America is triumphing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Q&A Eric Abetz says Australian attempts to reduce emissions won’t make ‘one scintilla of difference’ to climate change Eric Abetz and Cornel West, who says the US has had an ‘escalation of corruption and criminality’ following Donald Trump’s election as president. Photograph: ABC The Läs mer…