Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Posted May 20, 2018 14:49:31 The South Australian Government is putting the lives of police officers at risk by delaying the rollout of stab-proof vests, the Opposition says. Labor said it gave SA police $4 million in February — while it was in government — to buy stab-proof vests and …

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Posted May 16, 2018 13:34:27 Former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — the man who may replace prime minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad — has just been released from prison. Mr Anwar, who was formerly Dr Mahathir’s political rival, has been promised leadership of Malaysia’s new governing coalition when Dr Mahathir, 92, …

Malaysian King to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, PM Mahathir Mohamad says

Malaysian King to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, PM Mahathir Mohamad says

Updated May 11, 2018 17:12:01 Photo: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad once had Anwar Ibrahim jailed, now they’re forming an unlikely political alliance with a succession plan. (Reuters) Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the country’s King has agreed to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, paving the way for …

Malaysia’s jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim’s daughter confident of his release

Malaysia’s jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim’s daughter confident of his release

Updated May 11, 2018 21:15:09 Photo: Nurul Izzah Anwar says it is important that any other unfairly detained leaders are also released. (ABC News) The daughter of Malaysia’s jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim is confident her father will be released soon, adding “it’s not easy to trust a former dictator”. …

Protesters suspended off Mount Wellington cliff face in opposition to cable car plans

Protesters suspended off Mount Wellington cliff face in opposition to cable car plans

Updated May 04, 2018 19:48:17 Related Story: Mt Wellington Cable Car Company could face fine over social media video Two rock-climbers have suspended themselves and a makeshift camp high on a cliff face on Mount Wellington in protest to the cable car proposal. The protesters are set to stay for …

East West Link: Victorian Opposition to resurrect controversial project if it wins government

East West Link: Victorian Opposition to resurrect controversial project if it wins government

Updated May 03, 2018 16:56:58 Victorian voters will have a choice of the East West Link or the North East Link at the November state poll after Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the dumped road was his priority. Mr Guy also said that congestion in the northern suburbs could be …

Northern Territory budget labelled ‘worst in history’ by Opposition leader

Northern Territory budget labelled ‘worst in history’ by Opposition leader

Posted May 02, 2018 16:59:55 Photo: Gary Higgins delivers his 2018 budget reply to the Northern Territory parliament (ABC News) The upper echelons of the public service should be reduced and lower-paid workers should instead be used on the frontline to rein in government spending, the Northern Territory Opposition Leader …

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Updated April 27, 2018 13:50:22 The decision to allow an Australian-first pill testing trial in Canberra this weekend has drawn scorn from the ACT Opposition, but the Chief Minister says he is not particularly interested in the pioneering move his Government announced. A weeks-long stalemate between the ACT Government, police, …

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Updated April 28, 2018 12:09:45 A Russian opposition politician who has twice survived being poisoned has called on Australia’s parliament to pass a Magnitsky Act to punish corrupt oligarchs propping up the regime of Vladimir Putin. After being poisoned in 2015, Vladimir Kara-Murza was in a coma for close to …

Peter Malinauskas sets the tone for SA Labor Opposition after meteoric rise

Peter Malinauskas sets the tone for SA Labor Opposition after meteoric rise

Posted April 10, 2018 07:00:46 In his first sortie as Opposition Leader, Labor’s Peter Malinauskas has pointed to an encounter with tradies to explain how he’ll handle the pressure of his new role. “As I left home, there was some paving going up [outside] the front of my house that …