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Anthony Albanese elected unopposed as Labor leader

No new candidates emerge before nominations close, leaving leftwinger as successor to Bill ShortenAnthony Albanese will lead Labor to the next election, with no other candidates emerging to challenge the leading leftwinger for the role.Nominations closed on Monday morning, leaving the MP for the seat of Grayndler as the only candidate for the role. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Australian politics, Australia news, Bill Shorten


Dave Sharma: is Wentworth's ‘modern Liberal’ a hawk on Iran?

Sharma has a CV that makes him a likely future minister, perhaps even a prime minister, down the trackDave Sharma, the newly elected member for Wentworth in Sydney’s east, will be one of the faces to watch when he takes his seat among the backbench of the re-elected Morrison government.Already a hero for reclaiming the crown jewel of Wentworth for the Liberals after a brief tenure for independent Kerryn Phelps, Sharma has a CV that makes him a likely future minister, perhaps even a prime ministe...
Tags: Liberal party, Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Sydney, New South Wales


Scott Morrison dumps Melissa Price as environment minister as new-look ministry revealed

Sussan Ley to become environment minister as Barnaby Joyce loses role of special drought envoyScott Morrison has unveiled his new-look ministry, breaking his commitment to retain Melissa Price as environment minister and replacing her with Sussan Ley.Morrison said Price had “asked for a new challenge” and would now serve as defence industry minister. Continue reading...
Tags: Scott Morrison, Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition


Clare O'Neil rules herself out of Labor deputy leader race and endorses Richard Marles

Frontbencher says her party took a big risky policy agenda to the election that was hard to explain and easy to weaponiseClare O’Neil has ruled herself out of the race for deputy Labor leader, endorsing fellow Victorian rightwinger Richard Marles.The shadow financial services minister told ABC’s Insiders on Sunday she believed she could do the “front-facing” aspect of the role but Marles, the shadow defence minister, would be better at the internal aspect of “bringing the party together behind t...
Tags: Labor party, Australian politics, Australia news


Josh Frydenberg: low-emissions future is inevitable and a huge opportunity

Treasurer signals new infrastructure for renewable zones, and says Coalition will pursue climate policy it took to the electionJosh Frydenberg says Australia needs to roll out new infrastructure in the coming term of government to support renewable energy zones, and has declared that the “inevitable” transition to low-emissions sources creates an opportunity for the country.In his first wide-ranging interview since holding his Victorian seat last weekend, where he was subjected to a concerted ca...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Josh Frydenberg, Australian election 2019


Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush

There were stark differences between the messages of the two main parties, and as it turns out, only one hit the right buttons Contemptible. Stupid. Dipshits. Morons. Fools and worse.While there were patches of dissent, rural seats largely stuck with the Coalition in last week’s election, and the torrent of abuse for country people on social media was predictable. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Australian election 2019


ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat

Former Queensland Labor MP Evan Moorehead to head review amid questions over union body’s roleThe Australian Council of Trade Unions has appointed a former Queensland state Labor MP, Evan Moorehead, to review its election tactics and advertising campaign, which cost an estimated $25m.The union movement’s campaign has come under fire since Labor’s disastrous election performance, with some questioning whether the union body ought to be the campaigning arm for federal Labor. Continue reading...
Tags: Australian trade unions, Labor party, Australian politics, Australia news, Australian election 2019


Labor leadership: agitation grows over fate of women in post-election carve-up

Party warned not to lose sight of gender parity goal as factions jostle for powerAgitation is growing in Labor ranks over how women will fare in the carve-up of leadership and frontbench positions, as factions begin jockeying for power in the wake of last week’s shock election defeat.The network Emily’s List Australia, which supports women entering politics, has warned Labor not to slip backwards in its goal of achieving gender parity. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor party, Australian politics, Australia news, Gender


Brendan Nelson was warned of 'potential conflict' of paid role with Thales

Documents show War Memorial head told by minister to tread carefully over his role with the arms firmAustralian War Memorial head, Brendan Nelson, was warned he would need to tread carefully to avoid “potential conflict” and “adverse comment” after he took a paid role with a multinational arms manufacturer.The close relationship between the war memorial and companies that profit from war has been criticised in recent years by peace activists and a former AWM director, Brendon Kelson, who says it...
Tags: Australian politics, Australia news, Australian political interests disclosures


NSW towns including Dubbo and Tamworth face water emergency within months

In some central and western areas on Murray-Darling no ground water can be accessed by bores, as dams run close to dry Towns in western and central New South Wales, including Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar, Walgett and Tamworth, are facing a crisis in their water supplies within a few months unless it rains, prompting emergency planning by water authorities.And on properties throughout the Murray-Darling basin, irrigators are bracing for their water entitlements to be reduced to around 10% of their usual ...
Tags: Environment, Water, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Murray-darling Basin, Tamworth, Dubbo, Murray Darling, Dubbo Nyngan Cobar Walgett


Anthony Albanese leaves open Labor's stance on high-income tax cuts

Likely new Labor leader sets up battle with Coalition, calling on Scott Morrison to split tax cut package Anthony Albanese says Scott Morrison should split the income tax cuts package when parliament resumes after the election, signalling Labor is still on the fence about whether to support tax cuts for Australians on high incomes.After Queensland rightwinger Jim Chalmers quit the Labor leadership field on Thursday, leaving Albanese with a clear path to replace Bill Shorten as Labor leader, the ...
Tags: Labor, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Jim Chalmers


Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast-tracks Adani – as it happened

Anthony Albanese likely to contest Labor’s top job unopposed. Meanwhile, Nationals meet to carve up cabinet posts. This blog has now closedTony Burke floats Green New Deal-style approach to Labor’s climate policyMore than 40 refugees transferred to Australia for urgent treatment since medevac laws passedCoal catastrophe: why Scott Morrison can’t give in to Queensland triumphalism 8.06am BST Nominations for the ALP leadership close on Monday. So, if no one else pops their head up over the nex...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Burke, Adani, Bob Katter


Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast tracks Adani – politics live

Anthony Albanese likely to contest Labor’s top job unopposed. Meanwhile, Nationals meet to carve up cabinet posts. All the day’s events, live 7.13am BST Just before heading on the ABC, Tony Burke spoke to Katharine Murphy about climate policy:The shadow environment minister, Tony Burke, has declared Labor can no longer pursue a climate policy based on a market mechanism to reduce emissions.But he insists there can be no retreat from what the science says needs to happen to avoid dangerous wa...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Adani, Bob Katter, TONY BURKE, Katharine Murphy


Federal election 2019: Jim Chalmers will not challenge Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live

Anthony Albanese likely to contest party’s top job unopposed. Meanwhile, Nationals meet to carve out cabinet posts. All the day’s events, live 3.01am BST This is not the mining division of the CFMEU, but it is interesting:CFMEU: PALASZCZUK RISKS BEING CONNED BY ADANI pic.twitter.com/jS3tDOADoe 3.00am BST Now, from what I have heard, there doesn’t seem to be any dark horse emerging for the Labor leadership. All the names – Tanya Plibersek, Chris Bowen and now Jim Chalmers – have all eith...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Adani, Bob Katter, CFMEU, Jim Chalmers, Australian election 2019, Albanese for Labor


Federal election 2019: Jim Chalmers to decide on Labor leadership run – politics live

All eyes are on whether the Queensland MP will challenge Anthony Albanese as Labor’s leadership contest officially begins. All the day’s events, live 2.07am BST The Nationals will be meeting in about an hour to work out their four spots in the cabinet.Michael McCormack and Bridget McKenzie will hold the leadership. 1.50am BST Adani is meeting with the Queensland coordinator general today.The approval timeframe will be released tomorrow. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Adani, Bob Katter, Michael McCormack, Jim Chalmers, Bridget McKenzie


Labor leadership: Queensland MP Jim Chalmers still considering run against Albanese

Chalmers declares himself a possible candidate to run against Albanese after Chris Bowen pulls out of the raceThe Queensland Labor rightwinger Jim Chalmers is continuing to mull whether to run for the party leadership after a coordinated show of force from the frontrunner, Anthony Albanese, prompted an early withdrawal from the ballot by Chris Bowen.Bowen withdrew from contention and encouraged Chalmers to throw his hat in the ring only 24 hours after entering the field following a string of end...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Chalmers, Chris Bowen, Albanese, Queensland Labor, Jim Chalmers, Chris Bowen Bowen


Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened

Anthony Albanese is currently the only candidate, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. This blog has now closed‘Fed up’: Queensland premier calls for Adani coalmine approvals timeline this weekEnvironment minister Melissa Price’s allies say she was gagged for ‘tactical’ reasons in electionJulia Banks bows out of politics with parting shot at ‘haters’ 8.25am BST So right now we have ScoMo v Albo, or possibly (we’ll find out tomorrow) a Jimbo.But it’s time for the blog to go ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani


Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – politics live

Anthony Albanese is currently the only candidate, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live 6.59am BST Well that has been a rollercoaster.Although the sooner Labor sorts this out, the sooner it will turn its attention to, you know, the government. 6.55am BST I feel for Chris & I know it would’ve been hard for him to pull out. I’m being encouraged to nominate for leader & I’ll now consider my options overnight. @AustralianLabor needs to rebuild, re...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Chris, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani


Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen set to pull out of Labor leadership race – politics live

Anthony Albanese looks likely to be elected unopposed, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live 6.18am BST . @murpharoo hi. hey there’s no mention in my story whatsoever of a deal between @AlboMP and @JEChalmers. I don’t point to a deal. It’s just where I am being told it will end up 6.13am BST Senior Labor players are in no doubt that Chris Bowen is pulling out of the leadership ballot at his press conference this afternoon. I’ve also checked the...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Chalmers, Adani


Federal election 2019: Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally join Labor MPs backing Albanese for leadership – politics live

ALP searches for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live 5.19am BST I'm not saying "economic anxiety" isn't often a euphemism for racism. But we prob should stop wondering why Townsville people are receptive to any hope of jobs pic.twitter.com/W4ir9Xa2DiYou’ll notice how often jobs comes up in this piece. Townsville is absolutely struggling. And minor parties did make all the difference Related: The story behin...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Townsville, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine


Federal election 2019: more Labor MPs back Anthony Albanese for party leadership – politics live

The ALP’s searches for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live 4.01am BST So far, the public declarations of support are coming out for Anthony AlbaneseTasmanian labor MP @BrianMitchellMP throwing his support behind @AlboMP for the labor leadership. #auspol #politas pic.twitter.com/M160QygPOo 3.58am BST I’m backing @AlboMP for Labor Leader and future PM! #auspol pic.twitter.com/9ifXEsZwB5 Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani, Chris Bowen, Palaszczuk


Federal election 2019: Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday – politics live

The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian election. All the day’s events, live 3.19am BST The last paragraph of this statement may as well be surrounded in fire emojisStatement - Julia Banks pic.twitter.com/pCvNN2ZoQt 2.53am BST The Queensland government has effectively called for an approval timeline for the Adani mine to be decided by Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani


Federal election 2019: Penny Wong endorses Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live

The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian election. All the day’s events, live 2.15am BST The early and interstate votes will now be counted 1.2m declaration votes - votes cast at early voting centres, interstate voting centres & with mobile teams - are joining counts today. #ausvotes #auspol pic.twitter.com/yYkem2xp7M 2.14am BST Question: What about Bill Shorten potentially lobbying on behalf of Chris Bowen?Penny Wong: As ...
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Federal election 2019: Penny Wong to endorse Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live

The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian election. All the day’s events, live 1.16am BST So that’s Kristina Keneally and Penny Wong in support of Anthony Albanese, who is also thought to have the support of Tony Burke, Joel Fitzgibbon, Pat Conroy, Mark Butler and Andrew Giles. 1.13am BST It’s all [email protected] backing @AlboMP for the Labor leadership #auspol @AmyRemeikis Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Kristina Keneally, Chris Bowen, Andrew Giles, Australian election 2019


Federal election 2019: Penny Wong to endorse Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live

The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian federal election. All the day’s events, live 12.10am BST It’s another day in Labor’s leadership contest and Chris Bowen says he has the majority numbers in the caucus. There are reports Bill Shorten has been advocating on his behalf.Penny Wong, meanwhile, is coming out publicly in support of Anthony Albanese this morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Chris Bowen, Australian election 2019


Scott Morrison won the unwinnable election. Now the hard part begins | Katharine Murphy

The prime minister has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, but to keep his election promises he’ll need a second miracle Australia has roiled for three years, only to end up back where it started when the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull won the 2016 election by one seat. The Liberal National Coalition is back in power in Canberra, with a new leader, Scott Morrison. Morrison could govern with a two-seat majority. Perhaps three.Normally this sort of election performance – holding offi...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Turnbull, Katharine Murphy, One Nation, Liberal National Coalition, Australian election 2019


Barnaby Joyce agitating for return to cabinet as Morrison prepares frontbench

Labor facing factional battle between Anthony Albanese and Chris BowenThe former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is positioning himself for a return to cabinet following the Coalition’s shock election win, as Scott Morrison prepares to unveil his new-look frontbench as early as next week.The jockeying within the Coalition comes as Labor’s leadership contest crystallises, with a factional battle looming between the shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, and leftwinger Anthony Albanese. Continue reading...
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NSW cotton grower faces more charges over water pumped from Barwon river

Peter Harris charged with two counts of extracting water when his metering equipment was not workingThe New South Wales regulator has laid more charges against one of the state’s biggest cotton growers, Peter Harris, alleging that in August 2015 he extracted water from the Barwon river when the meters on his pumps weren’t working.The documents filed in the land and environment court charge Harris with two counts of taking water when the metering equipment was not working, in contravention of the...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Murray-darling Basin, HARRIS, Angus Taylor, Peter Harris, Barwon, Walgett, Centre Alliance, Barwon River, Mercadool


Oliver Yates may take Liberals to court of disputed returns over 'deceptive' election signs

Signs in Australian Electoral Commission colours told voters ‘the correct voting method’ was to put a ‘1’ next to the Liberal candidateIndependent Oliver Yates has threatened to take the Liberal party to the court of disputed returns over Chinese language signs, designed to resemble Australian Electoral Commission material, that directed people to vote Liberal.Labor also complained about the signs, which appeared at polling places on election day in electorates including Chisholm, a marginal Lib...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Liberal party, Josh Frydenberg, Kooyong, Chisholm, Australian Electoral Commission, Yates, Oliver Yates, Liberal Labor, Australian election 2019


Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison's government on track for majority with 78 seats – as it happened

Chris Bowen says Australian Labor party ‘deserves a contest’ as he confirms run against Anthony Albanese. This blog has now closedAustralian federal election results: live votes trackerNorth Queensland at the sharp end of what’s happening across AustraliaIt’s the grassroots, stupid: what Zali Steggall’s campaign can teach Labor 7.10am BST We’ll find out tomorrow if there are any additional entries into the Labor leadership contest.The party’s national executive will open official proceedings...
Tags: Labor, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Macquarie, Chris Bowen, Australian Labor, Zali Steggall