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Australia ready to make strict laws for dealing with online trolls

  Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest court ruled that publishers can be held liable for public comments on online forums. “That is not what can happen in the real world,...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Australia, Regulation, Scott Morrison, Morrison


‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

The commonwealth has used new powers to cancel states’ participation in global climate actionDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingThe Morrison government has used sweeping new powers to override state and territory government support for an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.The federal government has deployed recently passed laws to overturn the participation of five states and territories in the global Under 2 Coalition.Sign up to receive an email ...
Tags: Environment, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Guardian Australia, Victoria Queensland, Climate Crisis


Australian government’s ‘anti-troll’ legislation would allow social media users to sue bullies

Laws would require companies to reveal users’ identities but experts say focus on defamation will not help curb rates of online bullying Katharine Murphy: Morrison caps off a wild week in parliament with a unifying bout of troll-bustingDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingThe Australian government is set to introduce some of the toughest “anti-troll” legislation in the world, but experts say its focus on defamation will not help curb the rates of online bullying or cyber...
Tags: Law, Social Media, Australia news, Australian politics, Cyberbullying, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Katharine Murphy


Australia Covid news live update: NSW confirms two cases of Omicron variant as states and territories tighten border restrictions

Two passengers who tested positive in NSW overnight have the new Covid variant; Mark McGowan ‘won’t hesitate’ to keep WA border shut; UK, Germany and Italy detect cases; Victoria records 1,061 Covid cases and four deaths; NSW reports 185 cases and no deaths; three cases in Queensland and seven in ACT; $10m Australia Day ad campaign criticised. Follow all the day’s news liveScott Morrison digs in over federal Icac – and tries to shift blame to Labor for slow progress‘Inevitable’ that new variants...
Tags: Health, Europe, Labor, Abc, Australia, UK News, Australia news, Australian politics, Italy, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Northern Territory, Morrison, NSW


Coalition bill would force social media companies to reveal identities of online bullies

Scott Morrison says companies have a responsibility to remove content when requested by anyone who thinks they have been defamed or attackedThe Morrison government will introduce legislation this week to crack down on abuse and bullying on social media platforms.Under the laws, social media platforms will be forced to expose the identity of individuals who post defamatory or damaging material anonymously. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Social Media, Australia news, Australian politics, Cyberbullying, Scott Morrison, Morrison


Australia Covid news live update: states and territories tighten border restrictions over Omicron variant fears

Concerns new Covid variant is already in NSW and NT; UK, Germany and Italy detect cases; Victoria records 1,061 Covid cases and four deaths; NSW reports 185 cases and no deaths; three cases in Queensland and seven in ACT; Morrison government to introduce legislation holding social media companies accountable for trolls. Follow all the day’s news liveGreg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern AfricaOmicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variantVaccine rollout and rate...
Tags: Health, Europe, Abc, Australia, UK News, Australia news, Australian politics, Italy, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Northern Territory, Morrison, NSW, UK Germany


Luton Town 1-2 Cardiff City: Morrison header earns Cardiff win

Luton Town are beaten by Cardiff for a fifth league game in succession as Sean Morrison's header proves decisive.
Tags: News, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Luton Town, Morrison, Sean Morrison


United States: Leading With Influence: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities (Video) - Morrison & Foerster LLP

The latest webinar in our Leading with Influence webinar series dives into the most significant areas of development and drivers of change for today's general counsel.
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Morrison accuses critics of wanting ‘kangaroo court’ as Liberal MP crosses floor over integrity bill

PM says Gladys Berejiklian was ‘done over’ by NSW Icac but Tasmanian MP Bridget Archer says government needs to actDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, has accused critics of wanting a “kangaroo court” to oversee federal parliament after he faced an internal revolt over the Coalition’s failure to establish a commonwealth integrity commission.On Thursday morning, the Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer crossed the floor to support indep...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Archer, Scott Morrison, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Morrison, Guardian Australia, Gladys Berejiklian, Bridget Archer, Helen Haines, Tasmanian Liberal, NSW Icac


Scott Morrison says gay teachers should not be fired under religious discrimination laws

Prime minister aims to dampen criticism that bill could enable discrimination at religious schoolsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingScott Morrison has said gay teachers should not be fired from religious schools for their sexuality, adding to his longstanding but still unfulfilled commitment to protect gay students from expulsion.After introducing the religious discrimination bill on Thursday, the prime minister told reporters in Canberra that it had “always been [his] view” t...
Tags: Australia news, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Australian education, Morrison


Australia politics live update: PM targeted on integrity bill in question time; AFP and ADF deployed to Solomon Islands for ‘riot control’

Scott Morrison announces deployment of personnel to Solomon Islands as protests continue; Labor targets federal integrity commission during question time; George Christensen ‘clarifies’ Hitler, Mao, Stalin comments; Victoria records 1,254 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 276 cases and no deaths. Follow live updatesWatch: Morrison says Berejiklian ‘done over’ by NSW Icac as integrity commission debate defeatedFormer ABC journalist Zoe Daniel to run as an independent against Liberal MP...
Tags: Health, Labor, Abc, Australia, Religion, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, LGBT rights, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal, National party


Australia politics live update: Labor targets Morrison over federal integrity bill in question time; Christensen ‘clarifies’ Hitler, Mao comments

Labor targets federal integrity commission as question time begins; Religious discrimination committee motion hits snag; George Christensen ‘clarifies’ Hitler, Mao, Stalin comments; Scott Morrison introduces religious discrimination bill to the House; Victoria records 1,254 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 276 cases and no deaths. Follow live updatesLiberal MP crosses the floor to support independent bill for federal integrity commissionCoalition will consider changes to religious di...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Religion, Australia news, House, Coalition, Australian politics, LGBT rights, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party


Australia politics live update: Morrison introduces religious discrimination bill; Christensen ‘clarifies’ Hitler, Mao comments

George Christensen ‘clarifies’ Hitler, Mao, Stalin comments; Scott Morrison introduces religious discrimination bill to the House; Victoria records 1,254 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 276 cases and no deaths. Follow live updatesCoalition will consider changes to religious discrimination bill after Senate inquiry, Michaelia Cash saysLiberal MP attacks Morrison government for failing to act on integrity commission pledgeGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingA special ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Religion, Australia news, House, Coalition, Australian politics, LGBT rights, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Australian education


Australia politics live update: Morrison introduces religious discrimination bill; Victoria records 1,254 new Covid cases

Victoria records 1,254 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 276 cases and no deaths. Follow live updatesCoalition will consider changes to religious discrimination bill after Senate inquiry, Michaelia Cash saysLiberal MP attacks Morrison government for failing to act on integrity commission pledgeGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingA special Victorian Roy Morgan SMS poll shows 76% of Victorians agree that an employed worker in Victoria should not be allowed to enter thei...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Religion, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, LGBT rights, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Australian education, Anthony Albanese


Australia politics live update: Scott Morrison to introduce religious discrimination bill to parliament

Legislation which contains a controversial statement of belief clause is expected to pass the lower house before being examined by a Senate committee. Follow live updatesCoalition will consider changes to religious discrimination bill after Senate inquiry, Michaelia Cash saysLiberal MP attacks Morrison government for failing to act on integrity commission pledgeGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingTrent Zimmerman, one of the Coalition moderates, wants the government to fix the Se...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, ZIMMERMAN, George Christensen, Coronavirus


United States: This Week At The Ninth: Title VII And Discretionary Jurisdiction - Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Court holds that an employer's failure to respond to an employee's complaints about a customer's sexual advances can give rise to a hostile work environment claim.
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United States: Last Week In The Federal Circuit (November 15-19): Government Contracts - A Bridge Too FAR On Termination For Convenience - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Below we provide our usual weekly statistics and our case of the week—our highly subjective selection based on whatever case piqued our interest.
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George Christensen advocates for civil disobedience as vaccine mandates rock Coalition

Labor leader calls on Morrison to condemn member for Dawson after he likened mandates to decrees by ‘Hitler and Pol Pot’Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingScott Morrison is continuing to battle insurgencies within his own ranks, with Queensland National George Christensen sanctioning civil disobedience in response to vaccine mandates, and veteran Victorian Liberal Russell Broadbent declaring mandates “without reasonable exemptions are not only unconscionable, they are ...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Hitler, Liberal, Pol Pot, Morrison, Dawson, George Christensen, Russell Broadbent, Coronavirus, Gerard Rennick, Alex Antic, Queensland National


United States: Can Real-World Evidence Transform Healthcare? Recent FDA Activities Indicate Yes - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Health policy experts have talked excitedly about the potential for real-world evidence (RWE) to transform healthcare delivery and drug development for years.
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Australia politics live news: government to list new terror organisations; NT records 11 new Covid cases

NT records 11 new Covid cases, Victoria records 1,196 cases, NSW records 248; government to list new terror organisations; New Zealand to keep borders closed until 2022; Adam Bandt isolating pending Covid test; Labor to fight election on ‘things that matter to families’, Plibersek says; Jacqui Lambie had to change phone number after being bombarded with abuse. Follow all the day’s newsScott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination billVaccine rollout and rates...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Liberal


Australia politics live news: Liberal senator accuses ABC of trying to ‘wokify the world’; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases and three deaths

Adam Bandt isolating pending Covid test; Labor to fight election on ‘things that matter to families’, Plibersek says; Jacqui Lambie had to change phone number after being bombarded with abuse; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases, NSW records 248; Penny Wong defends Labor on China; PM faces growing anger from his own ranks after tense party room meeting. Follow all the day’s newsScott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination billVaccine rollout and rates tracker...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Senate, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Australia politics live news: Jacquie Lambie demands One Nation apology after number shared online; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases

Jacqui Lambie had to change phone number after being bombarded with abuse; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases, NSW records 248; Penny Wong defends Labor on China; PM faces growing anger from his own ranks after tense party room meeting. Follow all the day’s newsScott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination billVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerVictoria vaccination rate map; NSW vaccination rates mapGet our free news app; get our morning...
Tags: Australia, Senate, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Penny Wong


Australia politics live news: Penny Wong defends Labor on China; Scott Morrison faces growing backbench unrest

Penny Wong defends Labor on China; PM promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over contentious religious discrimination legislation, as he faces growing anger from his own ranks after tense party room meeting. Follow all the day’s newsScott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination billVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerVictoria vaccination rate map; NSW vaccination rates mapGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAlso happening...
Tags: Australia, Senate, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Penny Wong, Morrison


Worldwide: Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments For October 2021 - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Designed for busy in-house counsel, compliance professionals, and anti-corruption lawyers, this newsletter summarizes some of the most important international anti-corruption law and ...
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United States: We (Finally) Have A Senate-Confirmed Leader Of The Antitrust Division: What Happens Next? - Morrison & Foerster LLP

On November 16, 2021, the Senate voted 68–29 to confirm Jonathan Kanter as the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Tags: News, Senate, United States, Morrison, Foerster LLP, Antitrust Division, Jonathan Kanter


Labor blasts Barnaby Joyce for appointing Tamworth mayor and ‘solid supporter’ for infrastructure role

Nationals leader accused opposition of being ‘academic snobs’ who lacked commitment to regional AustraliaDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingLabor has blasted Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce for being set to appoint the retiring mayor of Tamworth, Col Murray, as the new chair of Infrastructure Australia.Asked on Tuesday by the shadow infrastructure Catherine King whether he could confirm that the Morrison government had decided, but not yet announced, that Murray, “who h...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Murray, Morrison, Guardian Australia, Tamworth, Joyce, Barnaby, Catherine King, Col Murray


Scott Morrison evades Labor questions on use of ‘Shanghai Sam’ moniker before outright denial

ALP use final parliamentary sitting to home in on PM’s truthfulness and revisit Christian Porter matter under new SpeakerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingScott Morrison has ducked a direct question about why he called a former Labor senator “Shanghai Sam” 17 times before denying he’d ever used that term.As the opposition doubles down on a campaign of questioning the prime minister’s truthfulness, Morrison was asked to explain why he would use that terminology 17 times on 11 o...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Guardian Australia, Christian Porter, Shanghai Sam


Scott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination bill

Some Coalition MPs express concerns to partyroom about impact on minority groups as PM prepares to introduce legislationGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, will introduce a revised religious discrimination bill to parliament this week, promising to refer it to a Senate inquiry to calm fears it could water down protections for gay teachers and students.Declaring the new bill balanced “freedoms and responsibilities” for people of faith, Morrison...
Tags: Senate, Religion, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Australian education, Morrison, Guardian Australia


Australia politics live update: Albanese says PM has ‘a problem with just telling the truth’ as Morrison faces growing backbench resistance

Victoria reports 19 Covid deaths and 827 new cases; NSW two deaths and 173 cases; Chinese foreign ministry responds to Peter Dutton; Labor leader asked about PM’s claims he was informed about 2019 Hawaii trip; Coalition backbenchers threaten legislative agenda; voters endorse ALP’s economic management. Follow all the day’s news liveMore voters say Labor better at managing economy for everyday Australians, poll suggestsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerVictoria vaccination ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Hawaii, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese


Australia politics live update: Morrison faces growing backbench resistance; poll boost for Labor

Coalition backbenchers threaten legislative agenda; voters endorse ALP’s economic management. Follow all the day’s news liveVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerVictoria vaccination rate map; NSW vaccination rates mapGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAnthony Albanese was on ABC News Breakfast this morning, where he got to deploy this old line:I just think this is a prime minister who can’t control his own party room, let alone capable of governing us into t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, ABC News Breakfast, Albanese



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