Independent private schools hire Labor-aligned lobbyists to fight for school funding

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian education Sector sets sights on federal election by enlisting Hawker Britton to push agenda Private independent schools have expressed frustration at being kept out of the conversation as the federal government considers major changes to the way private school funding is assessed. Photograph: Läs mer…

Coalition won't replace renewables target after it winds down in 2020

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy ‘We will reach the 26% emission reduction target without additional intervention,’ minister says The national energy guarantee policy has now been junked officially by the cabinet under Scott Morrison. Photograph: Lucy Hughes Jones/AAP The energy minister, Angus Taylor, says the Morrison government will Läs mer…

Labor MP Julian Hill criticises Witness K prosecution

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Witness K case MP says attorney general hasn’t justified his support for action against the Timor-Leste spying whistleblower Julian Hill’s raising of concerns constitutes the first major-party criticism of the controversial case. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AAP The Labor MP Julian Hill has implicitly criticised the Läs mer…

Scott Morrison denies aged care cuts before royal commission – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PM says he expects an inquiry into elderly care to be ‘bruising’. All the day’s events, live Lobbying: how big business exploits lax regulation to access power LIVE Updated Scott Morrison is having to defend himself over budget decisions he made as treasurer. Photograph: Läs mer…

Strawberry sabotage: Greg Hunt orders investigation into 'vicious crime'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crime – Australia Investigators fear copycats may be behind the latest discovery of needles and pins inside supermarket strawberries Greg Hunt says he has asked his department to request Food Standards Australia New Zealand make an ‘immediate appraisal’ of the strawberry sabotage. Photograph: Erik Läs mer…

Morrison to announce royal commission into aged care after string of scandals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison PM says abuse, neglect and failures can’t be excused ahead of ABC Four Corners’ investigation airing on Monday • ‘I’d rather die’: the horror stories of aged care don’t tell the whole story A series of high-profile cases of abuse and neglect Läs mer…

Tony Abbott re-endorsed as Liberal candidate for Warringah despite protest vote

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tony Abbott At least 30% of grassroots members reported to have opposed the former leader’s nomination Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he has ‘plenty of public life left in me’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP The former prime minister Tony Abbott has been re-endorsed as Läs mer…

Josh Frydenberg interview – full transcript: 'What you want is not to be liked, but respected'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Josh Frydenberg The Liberal party’s new treasurer on his No 1 priority and getting tough with colleagues • Australia’s new treasurer is prepared to play the tough guy ‘Ultimately I think we need to focus on productivity in this country,’ says treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Läs mer…