What is Labor’s economic strategy in response to this week’s budget? – Australian politics live podcast | Australia news

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen joins Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy to discuss Labor’s take on the budget, economic growth, the siege mentality developing in the business community, and whether he has aspirations for party leadership • Interview: ‘Unfinished business’: Chris Bowen on why his current goal stops at treasurer …

Nobel Prize in Literature to be scrapped in response to sex abuse allegations within Swedish Academy

Nobel Prize in Literature to be scrapped in response to sex abuse allegations within Swedish Academy

Updated May 04, 2018 18:24:25 The Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within the ranks of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a …

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Updated April 26, 2018 16:02:47 A Victorian judge has questioned the police response to a bomb threat on a Malaysia Airlines plane which was forced back to Melbourne last year. Flight MH128 took off at 11:26pm on May 31 with more than 220 passengers aboard, including Sri Lankan hospitality student …

US, UK, France launch air strikes on Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

US, UK, France launch air strikes on Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

Updated April 14, 2018 11:09:02 US President Donald Trump says the US, UK and France have launched “precision strikes” on targets linked to chemical weapons in Syria. Reuters has reported several explosions have been heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Smoke has also been seen rising from the area. …

National Guard troops to patrol US-Mexico border in response to US President Donald Trump’s calls – Donald Trump’s America

National Guard troops to patrol US-Mexico border in response to US President Donald Trump’s calls – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 07, 2018 15:46:02 Photo: National Guard members will not perform law enforcement functions without the Defence Secretary’s approval. (AP: Ross D Franklin, file) Arizona and Texas announced they would send 400 National Guard members to the US-Mexico border by next week in response to US President Donald Trump’s …

Live export footage won’t lead to knee-jerk response, Agricultural Minister’s office says

Live export footage won’t lead to knee-jerk response, Agricultural Minister’s office says

Updated April 06, 2018 09:08:27 Video: Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is outraged by the death of the sheep. (ABC News) Related Story: Agricultural Minister says it’s ‘bulls**t’ sheep die at sea during live export trade Related Story: Dead sheep numbers unknown aboard live export ship There will be no knee-jerk …

Claims that Wizard of Oz munchkins molested Judy Garland deserve a response

Claims that Wizard of Oz munchkins molested Judy Garland deserve a response

By Gary Nunn Updated April 04, 2018 11:20:08 Photo: A credible response from the last remaining munchkin, Jerry Maren, is needed so the legacy of Hollywood’s most enigmatic stars isn’t forever tarnished. (Reuters: Mario Anzuoni) I’ve spent the best part of the last fortnight urgently trying to track down a …

Russia expels 23 British diplomats, closes British Council over nerve toxin attack response

Russia expels 23 British diplomats, closes British Council over nerve toxin attack response

Updated March 18, 2018 13:03:30 Photo: British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, leaves after a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow. (AP: Pavel Golovkin) Related Story: Soviet Union-era spokesman doubts Russian link to ex-spy poisoning Related Story: A bespoke Soviet-era nerve gas was used to try to …

Coalition criticised for ‘pathetic’ response to Indigenous incarceration report | Australia news

Labor senator Patrick Dodson has criticised the Turnbull government for offering a “pathetic response” to the latest report on reducing Indigenous incarceration and urged the prime minister to show political leadership. The social services minister, Dan Tehan, provided a two-line response to the release on Wednesday of the Australian Law …

Cricket lovers deserve better than CA boss James Sutherland’s response to ball-tampering saga

Cricket lovers deserve better than CA boss James Sutherland’s response to ball-tampering saga

Updated March 28, 2018 14:34:39 Video: Cricket Australia’s James Sutherland delivers preliminary investigation findings. (Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko) (ABC News) When Australia’s ball-tampering story broke, all that anyone who loved cricket wanted was a fast response. The scandal had descended in the early hours of the morning, while a handful of …