Snowy 2.0: Malcolm Turnbull's pet project given go-ahead by board

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy Snowy Hydro board approves expansion of scheme to add 2,000MW of new generation capacity The board of Snowy Hydro has ticked-off on former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘Snowy 2.0’ project. Photograph: Alex Ellinghausen/AAP More than 12 months after he first flagged it, the Läs mer…

Scott Morrison tries to ward off electoral health scare with $1.25bn sweetener

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison Prime minister offers greater funding to community groups, hospital services and research institutions Scott Morrison says greater health spending is the ‘tangible benefit of a strong economy’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison is hoping to scuttle any Labor health cuts campaign before Läs mer…

Energy impasse is Australia's 'largest failure in public policy', Business Council says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy President condemns Coalition’s proposal to break up electricity companies, saying it won’t end uncertainty Prime minister Scott Morrison (left) with Business Council of Australian president Grant King in November. King has condemned the Coalition government’s inability to settle on an energy policy. Photograph: Läs mer…

Newspoll: Coalition trails Labor by 10 points for third poll in a row

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coalition Scott Morrison’s slump mirrors Julia Gillard’s before she was replaced by Kevin Rudd in 2013 Scott Morrison’s approval rating has now fallen into negative territory in the latest Newspoll. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP The Morrison government has recorded its third successive 10-point deficit in Läs mer…

Tony Burke shuts down push for radical changes to Labor's asylum-seeker policy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum Party’s national conference will not adopt any position ‘that would start the drownings again’, manager of opposition business says A push last week by the crossbench, Labor and the Greens to transfer sick asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru Läs mer…

Next election test of leadership on climate and the environment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Centrist voters are increasingly placing a priority on these issues at a federal level, according to research Social researcher Rebecca Huntley says her work shows voters broadly connect environmental issues with capacity for leadership. Photograph: kristianbell/Getty Images/RooM RF The next election could Läs mer…

Australia's war on encryption: the sweeping new powers rushed into law

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Encryption Australia’s war on encryption: the sweeping new powers rushed into law Australia has made itself a global guinea pig in testing a regime to crack encrypted communication Telecommunications providers have argued that compromising a messaging system, website or cloud storage system to get Läs mer…