Super Netball draws world’s best, but questions raised over import policy after Diamonds’ loss

Super Netball draws world’s best, but questions raised over import policy after Diamonds’ loss

Posted April 23, 2018 18:48:36 Photo: The new Super Netball season is about to start, with the spotlight on a changing of the guard in world netball. (AAP: Peter Rae) Related Story: Agony on final day as Diamonds and women’s rugby sevens team suffer dramatic losses It appears there is …

Live exports industry forced to adopt Labor policy amid community backlash over sheep deaths

Live exports industry forced to adopt Labor policy amid community backlash over sheep deaths

Posted April 19, 2018 09:50:39 Video: DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: Footage has emerged of sheep bound for the Middle East (ABC News) The live export industry has backed down on its long-held opposition and endorsed a Labor proposal for an independent inspector to oversee animal welfare. Key points: Live export industry drops …

Canberra public servant’s sacking over asylum seeker policy tweets found to be ‘unlawful’

Canberra public servant’s sacking over asylum seeker policy tweets found to be ‘unlawful’

Updated April 18, 2018 13:35:59 A Canberra public servant sacked for expressing her views on asylum seeker policy, has won her case for compensation after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia found she was unlawfully dismissed. In September 2013, Michaela Banerji was fired from the Federal Department of Immigration after …

Victorian Coalition to scrap safe injecting room trial after initial policy confusion

Victorian Coalition to scrap safe injecting room trial after initial policy confusion

Posted April 17, 2018 17:45:59 External Link: Tim Smith pans Labor’s plan for injecting rooms in Richmond Related Story: Safe injecting room trial to go ahead in Melbourne hotspot Related Story: Why is Australia’s most progressive Premier blocking an injection room trial? Confusion has hit the State Opposition over the …

NT town camp review released after two years, but policy another year away

NT town camp review released after two years, but policy another year away

Posted April 13, 2018 20:15:58 Photo: The government gave “in-principle” support to recommendations to bring existing housing and infrastructure up to mainstream standards in town camps. A year since receiving the long-awaited review of 43 Aboriginal town camps, the Northern Territory Government says it will take another 12 months to …

Tony Abbott says Malcolm Turnbull has his ‘knickers in a twist’ over migration policy

Tony Abbott says Malcolm Turnbull has his ‘knickers in a twist’ over migration policy

Updated April 11, 2018 18:41:23 Former prime minister Tony Abbott has laid into Malcolm Turnbull and some senior members of the Government, accusing them of being “clever with words” and getting their “knickers in a twist” over a news report about Australia’s migration policy. Key points: Peter Dutton says he …

Q&A: Victorian Police Commander defends internal investigation policy

Q&A: Victorian Police Commander defends internal investigation policy

Updated April 10, 2018 00:51:56 Photo: Commander Stuart Bateson says internal investigations are successful. (ABC News) Victorian Police Commander Stuart Bateson has defended his organisation’s policy of investigating itself amid robust discussions about culture within the force and officers’ attitudes towards ethnic communities. His comments come in the wake of …

Bibles pulled from China’s online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

Bibles pulled from China’s online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

Posted April 04, 2018 17:31:10 Video: There has been no official statement on why the bible has been removed from online bookshops. (Photo: Supplied/Wayne Mcallister) (The World) Bibles have reportedly been pulled from sale through online bookstores across China, sparking confusion and outrage from frustrated Chinese-Christians on social media amid …

Labor signals changes to cash refunds policy with plan to ‘protect pensioners’

Labor signals changes to cash refunds policy with plan to ‘protect pensioners’

Posted March 27, 2018 01:01:16 Federal Labor is retreating from the full force of its policy to end cash refunds for some shareholders, sparing all pensioners from the crackdown. Key points: The Opposition has sustained two weeks of Government attacks “We believe in a fair go for pensioners,” Bill Shorten …

Labor to exempt all pensioners from its tax refund policy – politics live | Australia news

3.18am BST03:18 Paul Karp The chair of the house privileges committee, Liberal MP Ross Vasta, has just tabled a report recommending that the former small business minister Bruce Billson be censured because he failed to declare the Franchise Council of Australia employed him before he left parliament. Billson took a …