In a sign of the troubles to come, Attorney-General Christian Porter said already up to 300 people on Manus Island and Nauru are close to securing the medical approvals they’ll need to be brought over to Australia.
Having lost the vote which makes it easier for sick asylum seekers — and potentially those simply claiming to be ill — to come to Australia for treatment, Prime Minister Scott Morrison wasted no time putting ‘plan B’ into action.
Hanson accused an unnamed senator of harassing women, who then used taxpayer funds to pay for these women’s mouths to remain shut. Hanson told the upper house on Tuesday, ‘This gutless wonder we call senator should hang his head in shame.’
Australia’s tech industry has the potential to be among the best in the world. But the federal government’s overreaching encryption bill has put that potential at risk.
The Solicitor-General Stephan Donaghue has advised the federal government that the new border protection laws in relation to an ‘independent health panel’ breach the constitution in two ways.
On Monday Ubank, NAB’s digital-only branch, announced that customers who are applying for a home loan can soon do so by talking to an artificially intelligent assistant rather than an actual human being.
At the beginning of the working week, Shorten was finally given the security briefing he had been putting off regarding the effect the medivac bill will have on current border security protocols.
They pride themselves on being the party who looks out for the little guy. But Labor’s idea to fix the dividend imputation, or franking credits, will ultimately be taking money right from the profits of retirees — who have been working to the bone their whole lives.
According to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, coal export values should reach $67 billion in total in 2018–19. But that vast amount of wealth is at risk from climate warriors, intent on putting an end to Australia’s coal industry.
With the final report of the Banking Royal Commission handed down, now is a good time to reflect on its consequences. But one of the casualties of the commission’s report appears to be the concept of personal responsibility.
Australian security organisations are currently responding to a foreign government attack that unfolded today on the Australian parliament’s computing system.
Dutton is calling on Labor to oppose a bill to change the way medical transfers are processed for asylum seekers in offshore detention. The bill would give permission for any two doctors to request a medical transfer for an individual in offshore detention in order to get the medical assistance they require from the mainland.
Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill in the Latrobe Valley has announced a $600 million deal with waste management group Suex, which will see the paper mill being powered by Victoria’s waste products.
Ms Bishop initially resigned from the government front bench after Malcolm Turnbull was thrown out in the August Libspill. And now, entering her 21st year of parliament, Ms Bishop has tremendous ambition for the party.
In 1970 Australia’s population stood at 12.5 million people. Last year that number exceeded 25 million. At this rate of growth, Australia will reach 50 million people by 2068…and 100 million by 2117.
Scott Morrison is sounding the alarm — stressing that if the laws are changed around evacuating sick asylum seekers from offshore detention, Australia could be letting in ‘hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds’ of child molesters, rapists and murderers.
In a new twist, Thailand has blamed the arrest of al-Araibi on Australian authorities. They say he was detained at the request of a Red Notice from Australia’s Interpol — an international arrest warrant — and otherwise were not previously aware of al–Araibi’s case.
The assertions of rampant organisational bullying within the Greens continue to tarnish the party’s image. That’s despite the best efforts by Australian Greens leaders, who have downplayed concerns and blamed a clash of personalities for the resignation of a long-term member.
Sydney appears intent on matching London, and perhaps even Beijing, in its rapid rollout of CCTV cameras. Cameras that police will have unfettered access to. And which may well be linked to smart systems enabling facial and motion recognition.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised action on every single one of the recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission.
After running out of time on the last day of parliament seating for 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison managed to postpone the passing of a bill that would allow sick asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru to be transferred to the Australian mainland for medical treatment.
Labor intends to fix this by writing down the value of NBN, making it more affordable and therefore helping telco retailers in the process. More customers means more profit which means faster progress to faster internet.
The final commission report will be given to the federal government today. Next week, it is set to be released to the general public.
It’s time the mainstream news starts explaining the extreme economic impact a degree-lowering regime will involve. Why not show some shrinking savings accounts in between those shrinking glaciers every once in a while?
For years the banks acted as if they were invincible, untouchable. They now claim they know they’re not above the law, but prior to the Hayne Royal Commission, you’d be led to believe that that’s exactly what they thought.
While we wait for Aussie parliament to commence sitting for 2019 mid next month, the media have decided to pump us with the ridiculous feud between United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer and Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider.
The final report will be released to the public on Monday afternoon, after the ASX closes trading for the day, according to the Australian Associated Press.
Prime Minster Scott Morrison has extended the instant asset write-off to mid-2020, giving small businesses an extra tax break.
The Liberal party are promising Australians 1.25 million additional jobs will be created — most of them full-time — over the next five years if they win the election. They’ve also said government debt can be eliminated within the next 10 years.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called Australia ‘the most successful migrant country on Earth’. And yet, it’s this very status that makes it so controversial to continue celebrating our national day.