Q&A: Liberal Jane Hume says women should ‘work harder’ to get into parliament | Australia news

The Victorian senator Jane Hume says women and people of non-white backgrounds should “work harder” if they want to get into parliament. Hume, whose No. 1 spot on the Liberal party Senate ticket in Victoria is reportedly under threat by a push from conservative members of the state branch, said …

Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament

Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament

Updated May 21, 2018 11:48:00 Support for shutting down the live sheep export trade is gaining ground, with Labor set to formally endorse the proposal this week. Key points: The Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill will be introduced to Parliament today Sussan Ley has backing of two Liberal …

Hodgman Government returns to parliament with bikie laws, power prices on agenda

Hodgman Government returns to parliament with bikie laws, power prices on agenda

By Stephen Pigram Posted May 21, 2018 07:04:42 Photo: The Government has announced its agenda for parliament after a horror start to its second term. (ABC News: Andy Cunningham) Tasmania’s Hodgman Liberal Government returns to State Parliament tomorrow intent on getting its legislative program back on track after a horror …

Suspension likely for five councillors after Queensland Parliament passes new local government laws

Suspension likely for five councillors after Queensland Parliament passes new local government laws

Updated May 17, 2018 18:58:59 Photo: Mayors Luke Smith and Andrew Antoniolli are likely to be suspended by the Local Government Minister. (ABC/AAP) Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, are facing immediate suspension under new laws passed in State Parliament. The …

Victorian Parliament detects almost 6,000 hacking attempts on its IT systems

Victorian Parliament detects almost 6,000 hacking attempts on its IT systems

Updated May 15, 2018 19:38:26 Photo: About 2,000 attempts to hack into the Victorian Parliament’s website were detected in a single week in April. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) There were nearly 6,000 attempts to hack into the Victorian Parliament’s IT systems in April alone, with the United States topping the …

Catalonia parliament elects hardline separatist Quim Torra as leader

Catalonia parliament elects hardline separatist Quim Torra as leader

Updated May 15, 2018 06:44:48 Photo: Newly appointed Catalan president Quim Torra, centre, promised to work towards a Catalan republic. (AP: Manu Fernandez) Related Story: Spanish court orders 25 Catalan leaders to stand trial Related Story: ‘Spain has been defeated’: Separatists regain control of Catalonia in election blow to Madrid …

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Updated May 14, 2018 05:49:46 The mayor of Australia’s sixth largest council will most likely be stood down as soon as changes to ministerial powers pass through Queensland’s Parliament, government sources have told the ABC. Under the changes, mayors and councillors charged with serious integrity offences would be automatically suspended …

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

Updated May 10, 2018 20:12:03 South Australia’s new Child Protection Minister, Rachel Sanderson, has come under parliamentary fire for finding time to play golf, but failing to meet with key statutory office holders in her portfolio. The Labor Opposition pursued Ms Sanderson over her participation in a golf day, hosted …

Iran MPs burn paper US flag in Parliament after Donald Trump pulls out of nuclear deal – Donald Trump’s America

Iran MPs burn paper US flag in Parliament after Donald Trump pulls out of nuclear deal – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 09, 2018 22:06:39 Photo: Politicians held the impromptu demonstration inside Parliament the day after Mr Trump’s decision. (AP) Iranian MPs have set a paper US flag ablaze in Parliament shouting “Death to America!” after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose …

Katy Gallagher found ineligible to serve in Parliament after High Court citizenship ruling

Katy Gallagher found ineligible to serve in Parliament after High Court citizenship ruling

Updated May 09, 2018 11:35:56 Labor senator Katy Gallagher has lost her seat after the High Court ruled she did not renounce her British citizenship in time for the 2016 election. Key points: Gallagher says High Court ruling “deeply disappointing”, apologises for “disruption” Shorten, Wong both say Gallagher is “too …