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Former head of NSW Young Nationals quits party after 'despicable' koala policy saga

Exclusive: Jess Price-Purnell the latest National member to resign after John Barilaro threatened to blow up Coalition over wildlife protectionThe former head of the New South Wales Young Nationals and chair of its women’s council has resigned from the party joining a growing list of high-profile members to quit in the wake of the koala policy saga.Jess Price-Purnell, an almost decade-long member of the Nationals, has left, describing the threat by John Barilaro to blow up the Coalition governme...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, National party, Far Right, Gladys Berejiklian, John Barilaro, NSW Young Nationals, Jess Price Purnell, New South Wales Young Nationals


The Coalition can choose not to revert to trickle-down economics in the budget | Peter Lewis

Instead of cutting taxes for high-income earners, the money could go on social housing or maintaining welfare payments While the health and economic challenges our governments have confronted over the past six months of the pandemic have been profound, the actual politics have been remarkably straightforward.Governments at both state and federal level acted on advice from experts to contain the virus, worked collaboratively and invested behind people and businesses to soften the impact of the co...
Tags: Housing, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Welfare, Australian economy, Peter Lewis, Essential poll


Labor accuses Coalition of stalling its own reforms to crack down on payday loans

Coalition-controlled Senate committee asks for reform bill to be blocked – despite the fact it originated as a government draft legislationLabor has accused the Coalition of failing to back its own plan to crack down on payday lending by opposing a bill designed to protect vulnerable Australians.On Monday the Coalition-controlled Senate economics legislation committee called for the small amount credit contract bill to be blocked to give the government time to enact “sensible reform” – despite t...
Tags: Business, Labor, Senate, Australia news, Banking, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian economy, George Christensen


Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Victoria's health department boss to front hotel quarantine inquiry

Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kym Peake took control of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in July, as Victoria’s second wave took hold. Follow liveFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.30pm BST While New South Wales authorities keep a watchful eye on any cases linked to a taxi driver who worked while infectious with Covid, Victorian authorities are stil...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy


Superannuation calculator: how would scrapping the planned increase affect you?

The government is considering ditching the superannuation increase from 9.5% to 12% by 2025. Find out what that would mean for your retirementThe Morrison government’s looming decision on whether to proceed with promised increases in superannuation contributions could have a big effect on the amount of money saved for your retirement.The superannuation guarantee contribution is legislated to increase from its current rate of 9.5% of income to 12% by 2025 – and the Coalition promised at the last ...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian economy, Morrison, Superannuation


Government paid 10 times too much for land at Western Sydney airport to be used after 2050

Investigation found department’s operations ‘fell short of ethical standards’ after land was valued at just $3.1m Taxpayers stumped up $26.7m too much for land to build a second runway at Western Sydney airport after 2050, the auditor general has found.In a scathing report, released on Monday, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) found the $30m price tag paid by the infrastructure department was almost 10 times its fair value. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Infrastructure, Australian politics, Air transport, New South Wales, Australian economy, Western Sydney, Australian National Audit Office ANAO


Robodebt: fresh claims against federal minister Alan Tudge delay court trial

Commonwealth needs to prepare for new argument former human services minister knew scheme was unlawful, court saysA federal court trial set to decide whether robodebt victims are entitled to compensation has been delayed after fresh claims were levelled against government minister Alan Tudge.The court heard at a pre-trial hearing on Monday that Gordon Legal plans to argue Tudge, who was human services minister in 2016-17, either knew or was “recklessly indifferent” to the fact the botched progra...
Tags: Australia news, Unemployment, Australian politics, Welfare, Australian economy, Commonwealth, Centrelink, Centrelink debt recovery, Alan Tudge, Gordon Legal


Murray-Darling Basin: fight looms over NSW plan to license floodplain harvesting

Greens warn legalising the capture of floodwaters and diverting it to primarily irrigate cotton ‘spells end of the lower Darling river’A new fight is brewing between farmers north and south of the Murrray-Darling Basin over the New South Wales government’s plan to license floodplain harvesting for the first time later this year, as doubts arise over data on river flows and the amounts being extracted.A regulation which makes the practice legal in the meantime is set to become the flashpoint this...
Tags: Labor, Environment, Water, Australia news, Australian politics, Agriculture, New South Wales, Adelaide, New South Wales politics, Australian Greens, Liberal party, South Australia, Murray Darling Basin, NSW, Rural Australia, Murrray Darling Basin


NSW Nationals MP Leslie Williams to defect to Liberals over 'politically reckless' koala saga

Port Macquarie MP’s move comes after Nationals MP John Barilaro threatened to implode the Coalition if concessions were not made over koala policyThe New South Wales Nationals MP Leslie Williams has quit the party as the fallout from the koala policy saga rolls on.In a statement, the Port Macquarie MP revealed she has applied to join the NSW division of the Liberal party. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Endangered Species, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, National party, NSW, Port Macquarie, John Barilaro, Leslie Williams


Health official ignored warning about Bridget McKenzie's authority to give sports grants, inquiry told

Email reveals high-level official was told minister might need to formally order Sport Australia to make her decision-maker A warning about former sports minister Bridget McKenzie’s legal authority to give out millions of dollars in grants went to a high-level official in the health department but was ignored, according to new evidence to the sports rorts inquiry.An email handed to the Senate inquiry reveals that in June 2018 a health department official warned a superior that McKenzie might nee...
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Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters arrested and chased by police on horseback

Protesters run through back streets in ‘chaotic scenes’ as further demonstrations expected on SundayVictoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan communityFollow today’s coronavirus live blogHow Victoria’s Covid lockdown protests are galvanising Australia’s rightMarathon Dan: Victorian premier Daniel Andrews briefs media on coronavirus 77 days in a rowPolice have arrested 16 anti-lockdown protesters and fined 21 others during “chaotic” scenes in ...
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Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere

Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia’s $7bn investment in space technologiesA small commercial rocket has been launched from Australia to the edge of space for the first time.The Dart rocket, carrying an air force radio prototype, was launched from the Koonibba rocket range in South Australia on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community

State’s chief health officer says it was ‘inappropriate’ to single out migrant community in CaseyVictoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey. Sutton made the apology as the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced 21 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the state on Saturday. It was the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in the state since 24 June. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, CaseyVictoria, Casey Sutton


Lord Sugar tweets about flight to Sydney, angering Australians unable to enter country

UK billionaire praises Emirates for flight as thousands remain stranded by policy to ease pressure on hotel quarantine A Lord Sugar tweet about his recent flight into Sydney has angered scores of Australians stranded around the world who themselves are unable to enter the country.Australia’s federal opposition seized on the tweet on Friday amid accusations a controversial policy to ease pressure on Australia’s mandatory hotel quarantine system was unfairly penalising economy travellers stuck ove...
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Queensland to reopen border to people from ACT as Victoria reports 45 new Covid cases - as it happened

NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m havin...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, McVeigh, Toowoomba, Queensland Liberal National party, John McVeigh


Coronavirus Australia live update: some states agree to raise flight caps as John Barilaro takes leave from NSW parliament

NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second tho...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, John Barilaro, NSW Nationals, Liberal Coalition


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW, WA and Queensland agree to raise caps on international arrivals

Victoria reports 45 new cases and five more deaths as NSW announces six cases; Queensland will reopen border to ACT residents from 25 September. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 5.31am BST Tasmania’s pr...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victorian premier Daniel Andrews reports 45 new cases and five more deaths

NSW announces six new cases while Queensland says it will reopen border to ACT residents from 25 September. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 3.35am BST Andrews says that the Casey/Dandenong cluster is p...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 45 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths

NSW announces six new cases while Queensland says it will reopen border to ACT residents from 25 September. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 2.30am BST Labor leader Anthony Albanese is speaking now. He ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 45 new Covid-19 cases and four more deaths

National cabinet split over flight caps as Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 1.20am BST Victoria has recorded 45 new coronav...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Calla Wahlquist, Naaman Zhou, Coronavirus outbreak, BST Victoria


Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news

Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 12.28am BST We are still waiting to see those daily coronavirus...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live updates: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news

Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’ 11.27pm BST A 100-year-old man has been discharged from hospita...
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Coronavirus Australia live: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest updates

Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blog‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight 10.23pm BST Good morning,The international arrivals cap will be the focus of the national cabinet meeting today. Prime minister Scott Morrison has told the states to increase the capacity of their hotel quarantine programs, promising to lift ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Commonwealth, Morrison, Coronavirus outbreak


Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton on the government's bizarre gas plan

Scott Morrison has been talking about the importance of gas in Australia’s energy market since the beginning of the year – but his speech this week raised more questions than it answered. Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton explain how we got here and what it means for the country’s climate commitments Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor, Katharine Murphy, Adam Morton


Chinese Australians scared to speak out for fear family members in China will be targeted, paper says

Thirty people claim to be victims of Communist party intimidation in Australia but only three reported it to local authoritiesDozens of people including Chinese Australians have been victims of Chinese Communist party intimidation in Australia, according to a policy paper published by the China Matters thinktank.The cases include a dissident who said he received a message from a Chinese Ministry of Public Security official the day after he attended a Tiananmen memorial in Australia in 2019, warn...
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Victoria records eight deaths and 42 new coronavirus cases, with 10 in NSW – as it happened

South Australia opens up to ACT and Brett Sutton gives evidence at Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow all today’s developments Follow our global live blogVictoria’s curfew subject to legal challengeLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 10.03am BST That’s it for our live coverage of coronavirus news and other developments in Australia. Thanks to Amy Remeikis for the earlier coverage. She’ll be back in the morning.You can follow our gl...
Tags: Health, England, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Manchester Continue, Justin Langer, Gladys Berejiklian, Amy Remeikis, Brett Sutton


Wealthier older Australians should pay more for aged care, Peter Costello says

Assessment process needs to be simplified and begin long before residents move into a nursing home, says former treasurerElderly people should face tougher means-testing and potentially pay more for aged care, the former federal treasurer, Peter Costello, has said, while arguing the assessment process needs to be simplified and begin long before residents move into a nursing home.Costello served as John Howard’s treasurer from 1996 to 2007 and is now chair of the $160bn Future Fund. Over the pas...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Welfare, John Howard, Peter Costello, Aged care (Australia


Covid Australia live update: Victoria records eight deaths and 42 new coronavirus cases, with 10 in NSW – latest news

South Australia opens up to ACT and Brett Sutton gives evidence at Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow all today’s developments Follow our global live blogVictoria’s curfew subject to legal challengeLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 4.19am BST Q: You’ve said China will said its muscles, there’ll be more Hong Kongs. Taiwan, do you think that will be next? Andrew Liveris: I’ve lived in Hong Kong 13 years. I’ve certainly been around ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Taiwan, Beijing, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Macau, Andrew Liveris


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 42 new Covid cases and eight deaths – latest news

Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce changes as South Australia opens up to ACT and Brett Sutton gives evidence at Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow all today’s developments Follow our global live blogVictoria’s curfew subject to legal challengeLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 12.19am BST Barnaby Joyce appears to be driving around his electorate opening bridges. Unofficially. 12.17am BST I have had a few questions about ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW-Victoria border restrictions may be eased – latest news

Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce changes as South Australia opens up to ACT and Brett Sutton gives evidence at Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow all today’s developments Follow our global live blogVictoria’s curfew subject to legal challengeLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 11.11pm BST The prime minister had some very big words for the private market in his speech yesterday – either build something to replace the Liddell ...
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