Liberal backbencher Julia Banks challenged to live on Youth Allowance payments after ‘insulting’ comments

Liberal backbencher Julia Banks challenged to live on Youth Allowance payments after ‘insulting’ comments

Posted May 03, 2018 00:03:26 Could you live on $40 a day? Liberal backbencher Julia Banks says she could, and now she is being challenged to do exactly that by someone doing it for real. Twenty-two-year-old unemployment benefits recipient Sherri Prendergast has been on the Youth Allowance, worth $400 a …

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

By Steve Wilson Updated April 19, 2018 17:33:35 Photo: Israel Folau has stated that his faith is of far greater importance to him than his football career. (AAP: Paul Miller) Could the Wallabies line up for their opening World Cup match next year unable to call on arguably their most …

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

By Katharine Gelber Posted April 18, 2018 13:02:09 Photo: Folau has failed to appreciate the special responsibilities he carries as a role model for young people everywhere. (AAP: David Moir) Much has been made of Wallabies star Israel Folau’s comment last week on Instagram that gay people needed to “repent …

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments could cause enormous harm, says Sydney Convicts president

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments could cause enormous harm, says Sydney Convicts president

Updated April 12, 2018 19:45:12 Photo: Folau broke ranks with the Wallabies during last year’s same-sex marriage debate. (AAP: David Moir) Sporting idols like Wallabies star Israel Folau need to understand the platform they have and the effect their comments can have on younger people, the president of gay rugby …

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Posted April 12, 2018 13:22:18 Photo: Israel Folau (centre) was chastised for saying gay people would burn in hell, but not disciplined by Rugby Australia. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, rugby boss says An Instagram comment made by …

Nathan Brown apologises to Broncos coach Wayne Bennett’s family over ‘little head’ comments

Nathan Brown apologises to Broncos coach Wayne Bennett’s family over ‘little head’ comments

Posted April 10, 2018 13:13:09 Video: Knights coach: Bennett should have thought less with his ‘little head’ (ABC News) Related Story: ‘It’s a bit sad’: Brown-Bennett feud escalates with vicious war of words Nathan Brown wants to move on from his beef with Wayne Bennett, after apologising for a spiteful …

'Amber Rudd's handling will do her no favours': your best comments today

Interesting discussion on site today stemmed from the home secretary’s comments on crime rates Reaction to a leaked report on crime rates and police cuts provoked some of the most interesting discussion on site today. We’re also looking at your views under a new series from Australia. Related: Corbyn berates …

Malcolm Turnbull says he regrets making Newspoll comments before he rolled Tony Abbott

Malcolm Turnbull says he regrets making Newspoll comments before he rolled Tony Abbott

Updated April 09, 2018 12:36:33 Video: Malcolm Turnbull spoke briefly this morning about today’s Newspoll loss. (ABC News) On the day Malcolm Turnbull hit the benchmark of 30 consecutive Newspoll losses, he has admitted regret over using the figure when rolling Tony Abbott from the nation’s top job. This morning’s …

Peter Dutton says Malcolm Turnbull did not ‘retract’ his comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Peter Dutton says Malcolm Turnbull did not ‘retract’ his comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Updated April 03, 2018 15:34:34 The South African Government has welcomed what it describes as a “retraction” from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of comments his Home Affairs Minister made about “persecuted” white South African farmers. Key points: Peter Dutton said white South African farmers were facing land seizures and violence, …

Malcolm Turnbull clarifies position after Peter Dutton’s comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Malcolm Turnbull clarifies position after Peter Dutton’s comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Posted April 03, 2018 11:56:50 The South African Government has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “retraction” of his Home Affairs Minister’s comments regarding “persecuted” white South African farmers. Key points: Peter Dutton said white South African farmers were facing land seizures and violence, he wanted to explore special visas for …