Albanese demands explanation why Australia voted against Gaza inquiry | Australia news

Anthony Albanese has asked the government to explain why Australia voted against a UN human rights council push to hold an independent investigation into the killings of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The council voted on Friday night to establish an investigation into the Gaza killings, which left at least 60 …

Australia and US oppose UN move for independent inquiry into Gaza violence | World news

Australia has aligned with the United States as one of only two countries to vote against an independent investigation into the recent killing of 60 Palestinians in Gaza. The United Nations human rights council held a special meeting on Friday night to discuss the “deteriorating human rights situation in the …

NSW RSL should start paying directors, Minister says, after inquiry suggests reforms

NSW RSL should start paying directors, Minister says, after inquiry suggests reforms

Posted May 17, 2018 11:26:26 The New South Wales Government has recommended board members at the state’s scandal-plagued RSL branch start being paid, less than 12 months after an inquiry into financial mismanagement at the charity. Key points: The NSW RSL was the subject of a year-long inquiry, which wrapped …

Aged-care providers to face inquiry over alleged tax avoidance | Australia news

A Senate inquiry has been announced into allegations of multinational tax avoidance among Australia’s largest for-profit nursing home providers. The inquiry comes on the back of a damning report by the Tax Justice Network, which suggested big aged-care providers were shifting profits offshore and paying minimal tax, while simultaneously receiving …

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

Posted May 10, 2018 12:04:22 SafeWork SA has come under fire with confirmation of an evaluation into its practices, policies and procedures following several complaints against its integrity over the last five years. The Independent Commission Against Corruption, Bruce Lander QC released a public statement on Thursday, determining an evaluation …

‘Unprecedented stockpiling of recycling’ could cost Queensland councils $50 million per year, inquiry hears

‘Unprecedented stockpiling of recycling’ could cost Queensland councils $50 million per year, inquiry hears

Updated April 30, 2018 13:05:36 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich has been going straight to landfill for six weeks. (Four Corners) Related Story: Council backflips on recycling dump, wants fewer pizza boxes in yellow bins Related Story: What is going on in Queensland with recycling? Queensland ratepayers may …

Banking royal commission: Kelly O’Dwyer finally concedes Government got it wrong on inquiry

Banking royal commission: Kelly O’Dwyer finally concedes Government got it wrong on inquiry

Posted April 27, 2018 13:17:19 A week after a painful and terse interview where she repeatedly avoided questions on delaying the establishment of a royal commission, Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has finally conceded the Government got it wrong. The Coalition has faced repeated criticism for opposing the inquiry into …

Falsifying forms and impersonating clients among revelations at banking inquiry | Australia news

National Australia Bank’s top executives complained about having their bonuses “shaved” after it was discovered hundreds of NAB employees under their charge had been falsifying client documents. One NAB executive argued it would send the wrong message to NAB’s leadership team and encourage them to sweep future scandals under the …

Coalition narrows gap in latest Newspoll as PM defends resisting banking inquiry | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull has admitted the Coalition made a “political mistake” by refusing to set up a royal commission into banks for so long but has defended the decision, arguing it helped put “customers first”. Turnbull’s attempt to staunch criticism of the government’s delay comes as the Coalition has recovered in …

Calls for parliamentary inquiry into the drop in number of Tasmanian apprenticeships

Calls for parliamentary inquiry into the drop in number of Tasmanian apprenticeships

By Fiona Blackwood Posted April 22, 2018 16:11:21 Photo: Apprentice Jed Thompson outside the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment. (ABC News: Fiona Blackwood) Twenty-year-old Jed Thompson said he had many knock backs before he finally secured his plumbing apprenticeship. He is now in his third year. “I went to multiple businesses …