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 …

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison to introduce plan to scrap middle tax bracket in Parliament

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison to introduce plan to scrap middle tax bracket in Parliament

Updated May 09, 2018 00:19:54 Related Story: Find out if you’re a winner or a loser in this year’s budget Related Story: Morrison woos voters with modest tax cuts and the promise of more to come The bill to flatten the tax system so that only 6 per cent of …

Naplan: NSW government call to scrap tests rejected by Simon Birmingham | Australia news

Simon Birmingham has rejected a call from the New South Wales government to urgently scrap Naplan tests. On Friday the NSW education minister, Rob Stokes, used the second Gonski review into educational excellence to call for Naplan to be replaced with smaller, more regular and low-key tests. But Birmingham, the …

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

Posted April 20, 2018 17:00:42 Photo: Residents are urged to keep recycling, despite China’s ban on importing some waste materials. (ABC South East SA: Selina Green) South Australian councils will call on the State Government to release millions of dollars of funding to “buffer” ratepayers from rate hikes to cover …

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 …

NSW coal terminal wins bid to scrap workers’ agreement following historic dispute at Port Kembla

NSW coal terminal wins bid to scrap workers’ agreement following historic dispute at Port Kembla

Posted April 02, 2018 14:07:42 A decision to scrap a workplace agreement at a NSW coal terminal has sent ripples through the mining industry, with the issue of workers’ entitlements tipped to become an election issue. The Port Kembla Coal Terminal, in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, has won …

Rural communities fear plan to scrap access to fixed landline amid NBN concerns

Rural communities fear plan to scrap access to fixed landline amid NBN concerns

Updated March 25, 2018 08:19:00 Photo: Samara Cassidy with her children Beau and Jordan, at their family’s piggery and sheep farm. (ABC News: Jennifer Huxley) The traditional landline telephone has become almost obsolete in some city households, replaced by mobile and internet services, but for many people in the bush, …