Vic Premier disinterested in Canberra games

August 21, 2018. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament shortly after prime minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge in Canberra. Andrews says he is not focused on the games in Canberra, instead about he cares about what is important to Victorians. (AAP VIDEO/Andrew Leeson) Source …

Malcolm Turnbull survives Liberal leadership spill 48-35 – politics live | Australia news

12.48am BST00:48 On the Queensland front – where most of Peter Dutton’s core support comes from, the speculation is that Dutton’s camp would include Amanda Stoker, Scott Buchholz, Ian Macdonald, Stuart Robert, Luke Howarth, Ted O’Brien, Bert van Manen and Ross Vasta. That’s Queensland speculation, from conversations over the last …

Live: Malcolm Turnbull faces party room meeting amid talk of leadership spill

Live: Malcolm Turnbull faces party room meeting amid talk of leadership spill

The Prime Minister’s backers are still talking down suggestions of a leadership spill hours ahead of a party room meeting that may see a challenge launched for Malcolm Turnbull’s job. Follow live. Source link

Queensland in court fight with domestic violence victim whose details leaked by policeman | Australia news

The Queensland government is fighting a domestic violence victim in court, in an attempt to avoid paying up to $100,000 in compensation for having to relocate her family after her personal details were leaked by a police officer. The woman, who has been referred to in previous media reports as …

The dental divide – and the decay of public dental services

The dental divide – and the decay of public dental services

By Lesley Russell Posted August 21, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Some 44 per cent of uninsured Australians and 20 per cent of those with insurance delay or avoid going to the dentist. (ABC RN: Fiona Pepper) The noisy public debate about patients’ out-of-pocket costs and their consequences reaches a crescendo when …

Business condemns Turnbull’s shift on emissions and ‘extreme intervention’ | Australia news

Australia’s superannuation funds and business groups have reacted angrily to Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to dump emissions reduction targets from his national energy guarantee. The Business Council of Australia (BCA), the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Australian Industry Group, all censured the government on Monday, saying the move …

Malcolm Turnbull to face party-room reckoning after energy U-turn | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull will face the verdict of his colleagues in a tense party room meeting on Tuesday, after effectively abandoning the government’s signature energy policy in what could be a fruitless attempt to stay ahead of a full blown leadership crisis. The prime minister announced on Monday the national energy …

Australian director James Ricketson a good man, Cambodian court told | World news

The Australian film-maker and alleged spy James Ricketson is a good man who helps the poor and is not involved in politics, a Phnom Penh court has been told. Giving evidence before a bench of three judges on Monday, Chab Thy said she had known Ricketson for more than 20 …

Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson’s sledge on former CFMEU boss leaves taxpayers with $280k legal bill

Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson’s sledge on former CFMEU boss leaves taxpayers with $280k legal bill

Posted August 20, 2018 22:30:23 Photo: Dean Hall (L) sued Mr Hanson over comments he made on Canberra radio. (ABC News) ACT taxpayers will be slugged with a $280,000 legal bill on behalf of Liberal MLA and former opposition leader Jeremy Hanson, who will pay costs to former CFMEU boss …

Paraplegic Pregnant Woman Airlifted After Being Stranded by Kerala Floods

The Indian Navy rescued a pregnant wheelchair user after she became stranded by floods in a building north of Aluva, Kerala, according to a video tweeted by the navy on August 20. Floods since August 8 have killed at least 209 people, the Times of India reported on August 20. …