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Sailor’s Choice: A Monkey that flits between sea and shore

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. After all, it’s the foundation of business for brands such as Harley-Davidson and Indian, and model lines such as Triumph’s ‘modern classics’ and the BMW R nineT and R18. It’s also the driving force behind ‘Gorilla,’ the latest build from Bunker, the prolific custom powerhouse based in Istanbul. Mert and Can Uzer, the brothers behind Bunker, were inspired by their customer’s reminiscing—which dates back to an early fascination with minibikes in the 1970s....
Tags: Motorcycles, Greek Islands, Harley Davidson, Bunker, Puig, ALP, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Honda Monkey, Bazzaz, Honda cafe racer, Istanbul Mert, Vieux Port de Cannes, Harley Fat Boy


NSW-Victoria border reopens; Victoria drops mandatory outdoor mask rule – live news

Restrictions on indoor gatherings are relaxed in Victoria as South Australia’s opposition calls for end to hotel quarantine. Follow the latest updatesVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.24pm GMT South Australian premier Steven Marshall has reiterated his state is “not out of the woods yet”, a day after one new case of coronavirus was record...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, South Australia, Labour Party, Watt, ALP, Rockhampton, Joel Fitzgibbon, Murray Watt, Steven Marshall


Federal Labor takes heart from Queensland election result but gas still a thorn in its side

ALP sees Annastacia Palaszczuk’s third electoral win as a sign of recovery but as yet has set no short-term emissions targetFederal Labor has let out a sigh of relief after the Queensland state election win, admitting it can take “a lot of heart” from the victory – but its position on gas continues to cause ructions.The party has looked at the Palaszczuk government’s third electoral win – which included strong primary vote results in central and north Queensland regions that abandoned Labor at t...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, ALP, Palaszczuk, Federal Labor


Eden-Monaro byelection: Labor tipped to win NSW seat but yet to claim victory

Postal votes are still to be counted but ALP’s Kristy McBain is just ahead of Liberal Fiona KotvojsLabor has pulled in front at the close of the count in the Eden-Monaro byelection on Saturday night – but the contest remains tight, with postal votes still to tally.While senior Labor sources expressed confidence that Kristy McBain would get across the line, and the ABC’s respected election analyst Antony Green predicted a likely Labor win after a five week campaign conducted in the shadow of the ...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Labor party, Liberal party, National party, Anthony Albanese, ALP, Antony Green, NSW South Coast, Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain, Fiona KotvojsLabor


Eden-Monaro byelection: Labor in front but NSW poll result too close to call

Pre-poll and postal votes are still to be counted – but ALP’s Kristy McBain is just ahead of Liberal Fiona KotvojsLabor has pulled in front at the close of the count in the Eden-Monaro byelection on Saturday night – but the contest remains too close to call, with pre-poll and postal votes still to tally.After a five-week campaign conducted in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Labor’s candidate Kristy McBain led the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs by a nose late on Saturday night. The project...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, National party, Anthony Albanese, NSW, ALP, McBain, NSW South Coast, Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain, Fiona Kotvojs


Anthony Albanese vows to set new medium-term emissions reduction target

ALP leader also makes overture to Scott Morrison to reach bipartisan consensus on energy policy mechanism Anthony Albanese has committed Labor to setting a new medium-term emissions reduction target consistent with scientific advice before the next federal election.The Labor leader made the commitment after a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday which included an overture to Scott Morrison to reach a bipartisan consensus on an energy policy mechanism. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, National Press Club, ALP


Labor branch-stacking scandal: Steve Bracks moves to calm tensions over party cleanup

Victorian ALP administrator says the legitimacy of the membership must be established and it should be possible to do ‘reasonably quickly’The new administrator of the Victorian branch of the ALP, Steve Bracks, has attempted to calm internal tensions, saying it should be possible to conduct an audit of the membership “reasonably quickly” allowing the party’s federal executive to then determine whether or not to restore voting rights before 2023.The ALP’s national executive has launched an extraor...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Bill Shorten, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, ALP, Jenny Macklin, Bracks, Steve Bracks


New Labor leader Anthony Albanese calls for end to climate wars

Albanese also urges more people to join ALP saying it needs to be ‘larger and more inclusive’ to win electionsAnthony Albanese has called for an end to the climate wars, saying he wants to work with Scott Morrison on an emissions reduction plan that benefits both the environment and the economy.After being confirmed as the party’s new leader on Monday morning, the senior leftwinger has also urged more people to join the Labor party, saying the movement needs to be “larger and more inclusive” to ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, ALP, Albanese, New Labor, Australian election 2019


Federal election 2019: Mark Butler says it's 'impossible' to cost Labor's climate policy – politics live

Labor MP responds to question about price impact of ALP’s policy as Nationals leader Michael McCormack goes on the defensive at the National Press Club. All the day’s events, live 5.05am BST Looking back at the Michael McCormack press club address, this was an interesting tidbit:Question: So you’re side stepping the Paul Grimes question?The fact is that the auditor general will look at all of those, all of those buybacks, all of those purchases, all of those sales. And they’ll do that back t...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Mark Butler, National Press Club, ALP, Michael McCormack, Pauline Hanson


Chris Minns likely to challenge Michael Daley for NSW Labor leadership

Party’s rising star says ALP needs ‘to have a close look at ourselves’ as Daley faces pressure after election loss The Kogarah MP, Chris Minns, is likely to challenge Michael Daley for the leadership of the New South Wales Labor party, but first he needs to hang on to his multicultural seat in the wake of Daley’s damaging comments on Asian migration during the state election campaign.“I am not going to rule anything in or out,” Minns told the Guardian. “We will have been in opposition for 12 yea...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Party, Daley, NSW Labor, New South Wales Labor, ALP, Michael Daley, Kogarah, Minns, New South Wales election 2019, Chris Minns


Labor comfortably ahead of Coalition in Guardian Essential poll

ALP leads the two-party preferred measure 53% to 47% coinciding with a messy period for the governmentLabor is comfortably ahead of the Coalition in the latest Guardian Essential poll, and just over half of the voters in this fortnight’s sample, particularly voters under 34, worry Australia is not doing enough to address climate change.The latest survey of 1,089 voters has Labor in front of the Morrison government on the two-party preferred measure 53% to 47%, compared to 52% to 48% two weeks ag...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Morrison, ALP, Michael McCormack, Essential poll, Guardian Essential


Michael McCormack says Andrew Broad should ‘consider his future’ – politics live

Nationals leader defends not notifying Scott Morrison of MP’s alleged behaviour as the final day of the ALP’s national conference gets under way. All the day’s events, live 12.04am GMT Greatly honoured to receive lifetime membership of the ALP today, along with FPM’s Paul Keating & Kevin Rudd. Always proud to be Labor. 12.03am GMT Not informing Scott Morrison about the Andrew Broad issue because he had “enough on his mind” is just like the time I dented the car after crashing my bike int...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, National party, Tanya Plibersek, Anthony Albanese, Kevin Rudd, Kristina Keneally, ALP


Abbott's Budget: unfair, dishonest, chaotic, unnecessary and a political minefield

The Abbott Government's Budget communications strategy is terrible.  But clever messaging can't sell rubbish. Abbott's first budget is profoundly unfair.  It targets vulnerable groups and does little to make the better-off make a commensurate (and permanent) contribution - a one year freeze on politicians' salaries just highlights the unfairness. It didn't have to be so unfair. A more far-sighted (and methodical) approach would have included long overdue tax and super reforms. Already putt...
Tags: Budget, Media, Senate, Seo, Medicare, Gfc, Abbott, Newman, ATO, Gillard, BCA, ALP, ICAC, Centrelink, Trevor Cook, Abbott Government s Budget


Abbott's Budget: unfair, dishonest, chaotic, unnecessary and a political minefield

The Abbott Government's Budget communications strategy is terrible.  But clever messaging can't sell rubbish. Abbott's first budget is profoundly unfair.  It targets vulnerable groups and does little to make the better-off make a commensurate (and permanent) contribution - a one year freeze on politicians' salaries just highlights the unfairness. It didn't have to be so unfair. A more far-sighted (and methodical) approach would have included long overdue tax and super reforms. Already putt...
Tags: Budget, Media, Senate, Pr, Medicare, Gfc, Abbott, Newman, ATO, Gillard, BCA, ALP, ICAC, Centrelink, Trevor Cook, Abbott Government s Budget


Abbott's Budget: unfair, dishonest, chaotic, unnecessary and a political minefield

The Abbott Government's Budget communications strategy is terrible.  But clever messaging can't sell rubbish. Abbott's first budget is profoundly unfair.  It targets vulnerable groups and does little to make the better-off make a commensurate (and permanent) contribution - a one year freeze on politicians' salaries just highlights the unfairness. It didn't have to be so unfair. A more far-sighted (and methodical) approach would have included long overdue tax and super reforms. Already putting al...
Tags: Budget, Media, Senate, Pr, Medicare, Gfc, Abbott, Newman, ATO, Gillard, BCA, ALP, ICAC, Centrelink, Trevor Cook, Abbott Government s Budget


MyHealth Record rollout saga shambles on: ALP wants it put on hold

Even the Parliamentary Library doesn't agree with minister The rollout of Australia's MyHealth Record e-health system is moving from “troubled” towards “shambles”.…
Tags: Australia, Software, ALP, Parliamentary Library


Bill Shorten warns Labor powerbrokers against targeting sitting MPs

Opposition leader says he wants ‘a period of stability’ for MPs as Victorian and federal elections loom The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has issued a public warning to factional powerbrokers against targeting sitting MPs in his home state, declaring that with state and federal contests looming the ALP needs stability.In a public signal that he will back referring all Victorian preselections to Labor’s national executive for endorsement and in some cases deliberation and decision, Shorten told re...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Victoria, Labor party, ALP, Shorten


'Significant day for democracy' as 'Mediscare' bill passes - as it happened

Christian Porter hails legislation while Wayne Swan will take over as ALP president from Mark Butler after counting was completed on Monday. All the day’s events, liveTurnbull loses 34th Newspoll runningTim Storer pleads for tax relief for low paid 8.28am BST And we might leave Monday there.I know I say this a lot - but What. A. Day. 8.22am BST A vigil is being held in parliament for Eurydice Dixon tonight. Continue reading...
Tags: Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian economy, Dixon, Storer, Mark Butler, ALP, Christian Porter, Wayne Swan, One Nation


'Significant day for democracy' as 'Mediscare' bill passes – live

Christian Porter hails legislation while Wayne Swan will take over as ALP president from Mark Butler after counting was completed on Monday. All the day’s events, liveTurnbull loses 34th Newspoll runningTim Storer pleads for tax relief for low paid 7.43am BST So the Parliamentary Budget Office is NOT happy with how its costings have been treated by the government in its commentary today. It has just released this statement:Earlier today, comments have been made about the Parliamentary Budget...
Tags: Australia, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Geneva, Julie Bishop, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian economy, Storer, Mark Butler, ALP, Christian Porter


Wayne Swan wins Labor presidency – question time live

Swan will take over as ALP president from Mark Butler after counting was completed on Monday. All the day’s events, liveTurnbull loses 34th Newspoll runningTim Storer pleads for tax relief for low paid 5.44am BST Chris Bowen to Malcolm Turnbull:Can the prime minister confirm that by the time they are fully integrated, stage three of the government’s personal income tax scheme and its big business tax cut will cost the budget at least $35 billion a year? Why won’t prime minister support Labor...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian economy, Adam Smith, Australia Post, Storer, Mark Butler, Mitch Fifield


Labor to match Coalition in dumping Medicare levy rise as tax battle lines redrawn

ALP’s final decision about proposed tax increase for high-income earners will be made after the budget• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningLabor will match the Turnbull government’s decision to dump plans to increase the Medicare levy to fund the national disability insurance scheme, but is expected to persist with plans to tax higher-income earners – at least until the May budget.The ALP is expected to confirm on Thursday that it will drop its plans to incre...
Tags: Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Medicare, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Medicare Australia, Guardian Australia, ALP, Chris Bowen


Weatherill backs Mark Butler’s bid to stare down Wayne Swan for ALP president

Butler trying to secure second term against pushback from the right factionThe former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has endorsed the Labor left frontbencher Mark Butler to remain as ALP national president, underscoring his longstanding commitment to party democratisation.The fresh endorsement surfaced just before the close of nominations for the ALP national president on Friday. Butler, currently party president, is trying to secure a second term against significant pushback from the r...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Jay Weatherill, Butler, Weatherill, Mark Butler, ALP, Wayne Swan


Labor sticking with pokies ban despite Tasmania election loss, Rebecca White says

Opposition leader says true believers can hold their heads up after ALP picked up three seatsThe Tasmanian Labor leader, Rebecca White, insists her party will not resile from its promise to phase out pokies from pubs and clubs after weathering a fierce campaign and some internal backlash at the state election.Labor needed six more seats to win back government on Saturday and only picked up three, but White said true believers could hold their heads up high. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Gambling, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Tasmania, White, Tasmanian Politics, ALP, Rebecca White


Mark Butler to run for Labor president again as left pushes reform

Too many big decisions are taken by a few factional power brokers, says former frontbencherThe Labor left frontbencher Mark Butler says he will run to be ALP president for a second term to push a democratisation agenda before the party’s mid-year national conference – a push that is infuriating the right faction.Butler has gone on the offensive at the opening of the political year, delivering two significant speeches over recent weeks warning that Labor needs to do more to empower rank and file ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Butler, Mark Butler, ALP, Wayne Swan


Labor prepared to revoke Adani coalmine licence if elected, says Cousins

Former ACF head says Bill Shorten faced party resistance but assured him Labor would take a tough line on Queensland projectBusinessman and environmentalist Geoff Cousins says Bill Shorten gave him clear and repeated signals that Labor intended to harden its opposition to the controversial Adani coalmine, including promising to revoke the licence for the project if the ALP won the next federal election.Cousins, a former president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, who accompanied Shorten...
Tags: Labor, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Adani, ALP, Australian Conservation Foundation, ACF, Geoff Cousins


Edtech company Kidaptive hauls $19.1 mln Series C

Redwood City, California-based Kidaptive, an edtech company, has secured $19.1 million in Series C funding. Formation 8 and Woongjin ThinkBig led the round. PRESS RELEASE February 20, 2018 – Redwood City, CA – Kidaptive™, an adaptive-learning company focused on creating a vibrant ecosystem of personalized learning experiences for learners of all ages, today announced the close of a $19.1M Series C financing round led by Formation 8 and Woongjin ThinkBig, a leading Korea-based education company. ...
Tags: Trends, Korea, Stanford University, Board, Redwood City California, ALP, Brian Koo, Redwood City CA, VC Deals, Kidaptive, Woongjin ThinkBig, J Gunsagar Kidaptive, Dylan Arena, P J Gunsagar, Woongjin ThinkBig Kidaptive


Target: Hitting 200 mph with a 68-year-old Triumph engine

It takes a special kind of crazy to get into land speed racing. You need the genius of an aerospace engineer, a stuntman’s disregard for personal safety, and a lawyer’s knack for twisting the rulebook. Plus a measure of what the Brits call ‘sheer bloody-mindedness.’ Alp Sungurtekin has those qualities by the bucket load. How else can you explain a man who has taken a 650cc Triumph pushrod motor and quintupled its output from 33 horsepower to more than 150? Alp is an industrial designer by...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Tyler, Mikey, ALP, Shawn Long, Bonneville, SCTA, Bonneville Salt Flats, Lowbrow Customs, Bonneville Speed Week, Sun Valley California, El Mirage, Triumph motorcycles, Racing Motorcycles, Tyler Malinky


ALP right faction sees democratisation as 'threat to power base', Pat Conroy says

Leftwing frontbencher says ‘handing more power to the rank and file doesn’t weaken the party’The leftwing Labor frontbencher Pat Conroy has taken public aim at the ALP right faction, declaring some institutional players equate party democratisation as “a threat to their power base”.Conroy has told Guardian Australia the recent rallying of the right faction in response to calls from the current ALP national president, Mark Butler, for further party democratisation points to an entrenched cultural...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Pat Conroy, Mark Butler, ALP, Conroy, Wayne Swan


Anthony Albanese targets Shorten with call for party reform

Albanese states support for rank-and-file input after two Shorten picks for SenateAnthony Albanese has backed a left-faction push for Labor members to gain more power over preselections and declared loyalty to the Labor cause rather than the current leader, Bill Shorten.Despite Labor riding high in the polls, Shorten faces a test in the Batman byelection, along with the difficulties of managing factional deals in Victoria and a renewed push for party democracy by the ALP president, Mark Butler. ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Victoria, Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Mark Butler, ALP, Albanese, SenateAnthony Albanese, Bill Shorten Despite Labor


Natalie Portman Replaces Rooney Mara in Vox Lux

Natalie Portman replaces Rooney Mara in Vox Lux According to Variety, Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Thor: The Dark World) will replace the previously-attached Rooney Mara in Bold Films and Andrew Lauren Productions’ Vox Lux. Jude Law (The Young Pope, Sherlock Holmes) will co-star in the film, which is written and directed by Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader), with principal photography set to begin in New York City on February 1. Vox Lux follows the rise of ‘Celeste’ from t...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Sia, Sherlock Holmes, John, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Brady, Fritz Lang, Portman, Christine Vachon, Celeste, Brian Young, Xavier Dolan, ALP, Sergei Eisenstein