Former Labor MP Eddie Obeid loses bid to challenge conviction

Former Labor MP Eddie Obeid loses bid to challenge conviction

Updated March 23, 2018 11:53:59 Disgraced former Labor MP Eddie Obeid has lost his bid to challenge his conviction in the High Court. Obeid was sentenced to five years in prison, in December 2016 after being convicted of misconduct in public office. The conviction related to his failure to disclose …

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

Posted March 22, 2018 13:18:58 Photo: The NT Government will not refer several pieces of new legislation, including ones allowing police auxiliaries to patrol bottle shops, to a scrutiny committee. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: NT to increase bottle shop patrols amid spike in alcohol-fuelled violence Related Story: NT …

Opposition push for new inquiry into Victorian Labor election staff scandal

Opposition push for new inquiry into Victorian Labor election staff scandal

Posted March 22, 2018 19:19:27 Photo: Mr Andrews has said he was sorry the breach occurred. (AAP: Luis Enrique Ascui) Related Story: Victorian Labor staff scandal: What you need to know Related Story: Victorian Labor misused $388k for election campaign staff: ombudsman Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ Government could come under …

Tasmanian Labor leader gives shadow health job to newcomer over veteran David O’Byrne

Tasmanian Labor leader gives shadow health job to newcomer over veteran David O’Byrne

Updated March 21, 2018 17:43:49 Photo: Tasmanian Opposition lLeader Rebecca White says her new shadow cabinet demonstrates Labor can transition into government. (ABC News: Rhiana Whitson) Related Story: Tasmania’s new Cabinet gives tough housing job to newcomer Related Story: Controversy-dogged Jacquie Petrusma dumped as Human Services Minister in reshuffle Tasmanian …

NSW Labor refuses to approve forestry agreements based on ‘out-of-date’ science | Environment

NSW Labor has demanded that climate change be on the table as part of a full scientific assessment of the state’s regional forest agreements (RFAs), which are set to expire over the next two years. Penny Sharpe, opposition environment spokeswoman, said NSW Labor would not sign off on proposed extensions …

Coalition to intensify claims Labor ‘robbing pensioners’ with tax policy | Australia news

The Turnbull government will attempt to intensify political pressure on Labor over its policy to end cash rebates for excess imputation credits, citing figures suggesting 237,952 pensioners will be hit – as backroom arm-twisting continues over its unpopular tax cut for big business. The prime minister will visit seniors on …