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 …

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey takes parliamentary reins, as Liberals deny calamity awaits

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey takes parliamentary reins, as Liberals deny calamity awaits

Updated May 02, 2018 12:19:17 Photo: “I can do this all day, up and down like a yo-yo,” Sue Hickey told the house after calling for order a number of times. (ABC News: Andy Cunningham) As Sue Hickey takes her seat as Speaker in the 49th Tasmanian Parliament, senior Liberals …

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 …

Jordon Steele-John has the loneliest seat in the Senate, and it’s locking him out of the parliamentary process

Jordon Steele-John has the loneliest seat in the Senate, and it’s locking him out of the parliamentary process

Posted April 02, 2018 05:04:03 Video: Watch Jordon Steele-John make his way across the chamber to vote in the Senate (ABC News) Related Story: Bloody knuckles and painful progress: Parliament isn’t quite ready for Steele-John Related Story: Who is Jordon Steele-John: Young disability advocate takes Scott Ludlam’s Senate spot There’s …

Barnaby Joyce declares Vikki Campion’s interests on his parliamentary register

Barnaby Joyce declares Vikki Campion’s interests on his parliamentary register

Updated March 26, 2018 10:04:44 Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has updated his parliamentary records to confirm his former media adviser is now his partner. Key points: Mr Joyce announced relationship with Vikki Campion on February 13, but only updated register of interests to include her on March 19 …