Scrap ASIO’s ability to detain terror suspects for a week, parliamentary committee says

Scrap ASIO’s ability to detain terror suspects for a week, parliamentary committee says

Posted May 10, 2018 18:36:08 Federal Parliament’s powerful Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (JCIS) has called for ASIO’s controversial power to detain people for up to a week to be scrapped, arguing it has not been used for more than a decade. The bipartisan committee, chaired by Liberal MP …

Disgraced ex-MP Barry Urban’s story riddled with plot holes, committee finds

Disgraced ex-MP Barry Urban’s story riddled with plot holes, committee finds

Posted May 09, 2018 09:04:08 Photo: Barry Urban resigned yesterday after it was found he repeatedly lied about his past. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon) According to Barry Urban, the horrors he witnessed while investigating war crimes in the Balkans as part of a 1990s United Nations mission still have a …

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

The body responsible for deciding what drugs we can and can’t use in Australia has decided not to restrict the prescription of controversial hormonal drug Diane-35, despite high-profile calls for the drug to be banned altogether. Diane-35 is also sold in Australia under the generic names Estelle, Brenda, Juliet and …