Tag Archives: Australian politics

Australia politics live: 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; house parties are back in NSW

4.03pm EST 16:03 Elias Visontay The aged care royal commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, will present their final report into the sector to governor general David Hurley today. However, the Morrison government does not plan to immediately table it in parliament, meaning the report and its recommendations – which have been formulated following testimonies […]

Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

A mistake was made, a human error, and a serious error, and, of course, we need to learn from these mistakes if they occur. This error should not have happened and we apologise to the residents and their families and the carers at the facility for the distress that this has caused. I’m advised that […]

Australia news live: Linda Reynolds taken to hospital; Kelly’s exit from Libs prompts Nats leadership talk

Defence minister admitted as precautionary measure on advice of her cardiologist. Follow all the latest news and updates, live NSW loosens some Covid restrictions Follow the global coronavirus live blog 2.05am GMT It’s understood the government and Naval Group are currently discussing alternative arrangements for a meeting (the defence minister, Linda Reynolds, had been originally […]

Australia news live: Craig Kelly quits Liberal party to join crossbench; Albanese gets Covid vaccine

This isn’t a raise in the jobseeker rate – it’s a half-arsed PR exercise that will entrench poverty and disadvantage for more than 1.2 million Australians who depend on jobseeker to survive. The Morrison government has thrown people on jobseeker some crumbs and called it a raise. What it really is is an insult. Instead […]

Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Mr Morrison is arguably the most powerful person in the land. He sets sets standards that form cultural expectations. His actions and inactions shape the culture. But when Four Corners raised serious concerns about the culture of mistreatment of women and his government, he tried to silence the ABC. When women complained of bullying in […]

What steps can we take to change the toxic culture in parliament? – Australian politics podcast

This week Katharine Murphy speaks to Labor MPs Peta Murphy and Kate Thwaites after the allegations made by a former Liberal staffer, Brittany Higgins, revealed the toxic culture embedded within Australia’s parliament. The MPs discuss parliamentary workplace norms, lack of training and HR management, and the steps needed to address it. How to listen to […]

Australia politics live: Dan Andrews announces end of Victoria Covid lockdown at midnight in press conference update

Premier says some coronavirus restrictions remain; Turnbull says it’s ‘incredible’ Morrison did not know about Brittany Higgins rape allegations. Follow live Warnings on privately run Australian quarantine centres More than a quarter of Australians unsure about Covid vaccine Melbourne hotspots, Victoria lockdown rules Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.43pm GMT Back to Daniel Andrews […]

Australia politics live: Daniel Andrews gives press conference update on Victoria cases; jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Victoria Covid hotspots 11.44pm GMT It’s an all-for-one lockdown, and not just a Melbourne one, Daniel Andrews says, because there […]

Australia news live: NSW issues alert for Melbourne Holiday Inn guests after two more Covid cases

Each of them have been contacted, they are isolating at home. There are several high-risk individuals within that cohort. “Last night as part of our rapid public health response, we arranged for them to be tested after hours, a special run if you like. Five have so far come back negative and the balance of […]

Australia news live: Sydney lockout laws to end; day two of Covid-safe Australian Open

3.37pm EST 15:37 Sydney to remove last of lockout laws The last of Sydney’s lockout laws will be scrapped next month, AAP report. The laws shutting down drinks venues from 1.30am were removed from venues in Sydney’s CBD in January last year but had remained in Kings Cross. From March 8, they will be removed […]