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Peter Dutton tops GetUp's 'hard right' hit list for federal election

Tony Abbott in second place as activist group looks to extend list of targetsPeter Dutton is the most unpopular Australian politician among GetUp supporters, with the activist organisation now looking to extend its “hard right” MP target hit list for the upcoming federal election.The home affairs minister, who is already facing an established GetUp campaign against him in his marginal Queensland seat of Dickson, dominated the activist group’s poll of most loathed politicians, attracting 22,028 f...
Tags: Activism, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Queensland, Liberal party, National party, Peter Dutton, Dickson, Dutton, George Christensen, Liberal National Party, GetUp


Foie gras ban in California stands after court battle

The foie gras ban in California continues after six years of court battles. Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear a challenge to the state’s 2004 ban on the production and sale of foie gras, leaving the 2017 ruling untouched. Foie gras, which means “fatty liver”, is butter-rich duck or goose liver that has been especially fattened, and is a popular delicacy in French cuisine. Traditionally, it is seared and made into pate, however, to produce the luxury food produ...
Tags: Food, Hong Kong, Design, News, Supreme Court, California, Los Angeles, Coalition, Duck, Foie Gras, US supreme court, Singapore Airlines, Wilson, Eat & Drink, U S Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit


No criminal charges laid over media tipoff for Australian Workers' Union raids

Federal police say ‘no prospects of a conviction’ for unauthorised leak of AWU raids despite the resignation of a senior adviser to Michaelia Cash No charges will be laid over the tipoff to the media of the raids on the Australian Workers’ Union headquarters, the federal police have confirmed.The AFP told the federal court on Monday the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has concluded there are “no reasonable prospects of a conviction” for the unauthorised leak despite the resignation ...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian trade unions, Australian federal police, Commonwealth, Michaelia Cash, Afp, Australian Workers Union, AWU, Law (Australia


Dutton's citizenship-stripping plan attacked by Australian Human Rights Commission

AHRC says proposal to make it easier to remove citizenship from people convicted of terrorism could violate lawThe Australian Human Rights Commission has warned Peter Dutton’s proposal to lower the bar for stripping people convicted of terrorism or related offences of Australian citizenship could render people stateless and would be retrospective in application – in possible violation of international law or the rule of law.The warning echoes concerns of the Law Council of Australia about a bill...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Human Rights Commission, Dutton, Australian Citizenship, AHRC, Australian Human Rights Commission, Law Council of Australia, Law (Australia


Morning mail: Libs and Nats at war, Menindee accusations, support for pill testing

Tuesday: Coalition partners descend into all-out slanging match in country NSW. Plus: Polish mayor dies after stabbingGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 15 January. Continue reading...
Tags: Coalition, Nats, Libs, Menindee, Helen Sullivan


Councils ask Morrison to pay for citizenship ceremonies on 26 January

PM says ceremonies must be held on Australia Day, but some councils say they are too small, or too hotThe federal government has been told to put its money where its mouth is on the question of Australia Day. Councils are arguing they should be financially compensated if they are forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on 26 January.A day before he launched a rebrand of his Coalition government, Scott Morrison on Sunday said he was “prime minister for standards” as he spruiked a new rule that woul...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Indigenous Australians, Scott Morrison, Australia Day, Morrison, Australian Citizenship


PM's pledge to help native species was about cutting red tape for farm chemicals, his office says

‘Priority’ bill has ‘stuff-all to do with native species’, the Wilderness Society saysScott Morrison has elevated an obscure agricultural chemicals bill to one of the top two legislative priorities for the Coalition in 2019, according to his office.Speaking to ABC News Breakfast on Monday, the prime minister cited “environmental legislation … [that] is important for native species” as among the government’s priorities for the new year, second only to national security. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Coalition, Australian politics, Endangered Species, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, ABC News Breakfast


Scott Morrison says he is 'prime minister for standards' after unveiling Australia Day plan

Local councils would be forced to hold a citizenship ceremony on 26 January under planScott Morrison has rebuffed Bill Shorten’s claim the government is politicising Australia Day with a plan to force councils to have citizenship ceremonies on 26 January from 2020.The prime minister hit back at the Labor leader for not immediately backing the move, which he says is common sense. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australia Day, Morrison, Australian Citizenship


Where to volunteer in NYC

In the words of Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place — though actually posed by philosopher T.M. Scanlon — what do we owe to each other? We’re all here together, so we should probably work together to make things better. Volunteering can help us do exactly that, and it does a wealth of good for everyone, including those being helped, the world around us, and ourselves. New York City has its fair share of problems, but it also has a number of places willing to address them. Finding somewhere to ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Coalition, All, American Civil Liberties Union, Callahan, Carey, Leslie Knope, New York Civil Liberties Union, Girls Clubs of America, Carl Siciliano, Scanlon, Ali Forney, Forney, Chidi Anagonye


Google Chrome to filter disruptive ads on websites starting July 9th

Google has announced that it will be rolling out the ad filter designed to block intrusive and disruptive ads in Chrome worldwide later this year. Starting July 9th, the company will prevent any advertisements that violate the Coalition for Better Ads' Better Ads Standards from appearing on sites.  Once the filter is enabled worldwide, Google will block out 12 different types of ads that users might find annoying to deal with. This includes pop-ups, auto-playing videos, full-screen ads, and p...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Europe, News, Blogging, Coalition, US Canda


NATO to Lead Military Training in Iraq

By John Lee. NATO is to take the lead in the ‘train the trainer’ mission to teach Iraqi military instructors to impart key skills. According to a press release from the Combined Joint Task Force (Operation Inherent Resolve), the project will involve such skills as countering improvised explosive devices, civil-military planning, armored vehicle maintenance, and military medicine to their trainees. NMI will train the ISF in multiple capacities and build upon their professional military academies,...
Tags: News, Iraq, Nato, Coalition, Iraq Business News, John Lee, ISF, NMI


Rahaf al-Qunun: Labor says Saudi refugee should be resettled in Australia

Bill Shorten urges Scott Morrison to accept Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun now that the UN has validated her refugee claimLabor has said the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun should be resettled in Australia now that her refugee claim had been validated.The party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Penny Wong, told ABC radio on Thursday Bill Shorten had written to Scott Morrison urging him to accept Qunun. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, United Nations, Bill Shorten, Un, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Proposed women’s jail in Lancaster losing support from LA County supervisors

By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s plan to retrofit an immigration detention center in Lancaster as a women’s jail, long opposed by criminal justice advocates, seems likely to be abandoned in its current form based on Tuesday’s lack of support from the Board of Supervisors. A vote to approve a $215 million budget for Mira Loma Detention Center and award a design-build construction contract to San Fernando Valley-based Bernards Bros. Inc. was postponed at the request of Su...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Breaking News, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Local News, Lim, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Board of Supervisors, Barger, LA County, San Fernando Valley


LA County leaders push back on massive women’s jail project

By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s plan to retrofit an immigration detention center in Lancaster as a women’s jail, long opposed by criminal justice advocates, seems likely to be abandoned in its current form based on Tuesday’s lack of support from the Board of Supervisors. A vote to approve a $215 million budget for Mira Loma Detention Center and award a design-build construction contract to San Fernando Valley-based Bernards Bros. Inc. was postponed at the request of Su...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Local News, Lim, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Board of Supervisors, Barger, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Solis


GetUp's 'hard right' hitlist for federal election revealed

Public asked to nominate which conservative Coalition MPs are ‘the worst’ to help GetUp prioritise targetsGetUp is asking the public to nominate which conservative Coalition MPs are “the worst of a bad bunch” to help it prioritise targets for the federal election.The new appeal will help it recruit campaigners in an election year and signals an intention to focus not on the government’s most marginal seats but rather the biggest opponents of progressive policies. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, National party, Peter Dutton, Christian Porter, Liberal National Party


‘I’ll eat my hat’: Tanya Plibersek trashes Liberals’ stand on female representation

Deputy Labor leader says Liberals cannot use ‘merit’ argument, considering some of its ‘unimpressive blokes’The Liberal party cannot fall back on the argument it preselects candidates on merit, given “some of the blokes” it counts among its parliamentary ranks, Tanya Plibersek has said.Responding to frontbencher Sussan Ley’s push for the Liberal party to work towards a “sensible number” to improve its female representation and break ranks from the majority who remained opposed to quotas, Plibers...
Tags: Gender, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, Tanya Plibersek, Sussan Ley, Plibersek


'Dumb mistake': Andrew Broad says pressures of the job took heavy toll

Nationals MP says he’s quitting because he did not want to become a ‘half laughing stock’ figure like Barnaby JoyceArranging to meet a woman on a sugar baby website was a “dumb mistake”, Andrew Broad has said, while lamenting that his time in politics had “made me not as nice a person”.But the National party MP said that not wanting to become a “half laughing-stock” figure like Barnaby Joyce helped spur his decision to quit at the next election, reasoning he could have survived another campaign,...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Michael McCormack, Andrew Broad, Barnaby JoyceArranging, Mallee Continue


Deputy PM rejects fresh Liberal push to scrap university student service fees

Nationals leader Michael McCormack vows to ‘fight’ any proposed changes that could disadvantage regional students Labor and the university sector have blasted a push by a Liberal senator to scrap tertiary student amenity fees, while the deputy prime minister has warned the Nationals will prevent any move that hurts regional universities.In December the Liberal senator James McGrath quietly gave notice in the Senate that when parliament returns in February he will introduce a bill to prevent high...
Tags: Labor, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, National party, Australian education, Australian Universities, Michael McCormack, James McGrath, Rural Australia


Government shuts Maribyrnong immigration detention centre, citing fall in numbers

Controversial facility joins the list of 19 closed since September 2013 as the number of people in detention dropsThe federal government has closed a Victorian immigration detention centre, and plans to partially close another in Sydney, saying its efforts to stop people seeking asylum by boat has reduced the number of people in detention.The last of Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre’s detainees were transferred on Monday, emptying the controversial facility and adding it to the list of 1...
Tags: Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Maribyrnong


Two female Liberal MPs claim their party has done more for women than Labor

Sarah Henderson and Linda Reynolds defend gender record and argue a quota system does not create cultural changeThe Liberal party’s gender war has entered the new year, with two of its women MPs defending its record on female representation, despite women holding just 20% of the government’s seats.Women hold 20 of the Liberal party’s 68 seats across both houses of parliament, a number which could drop to six at the next election, given how many of those seats in the lower house are marginal. Con...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Julie Bishop, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Tanya Plibersek, Sarah Henderson, Julia Banks, Linda Reynolds


Scott Morrison turns his back on 2018 but Shorten won't let him forget

PM blanks out year of Liberal party division with upbeat new year’s message as Labor leader declares 2018 the year Australians were ‘let down by politics’Scott Morrison has embraced the “new year, new me” mantra, with a promise to grab 2019 by “the scruff of its neck and make it a winner for all of us”, in a message to the nation which treats 2018 as if it didn’t happen.But his opposition counterpart wants to ensure Australia remembers every misstep the government made in the year before, using ...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Shorten, Liberal leadership spill 2018


Peter Dutton's Turnbull spray hurts Coalition's election chances, colleagues say

MPs lament losing ‘last chance at a reset’ and question why minister would remind voters ‘of our worst days’ so close to next electionPeter Dutton’s decision to attack the leader he attempted, and ultimately failed, to replace in the dying days of 2018 has been greeted with dismay by colleagues, questioning why a senior minister would remind voters “of our worst days” so close to the next election.Coalition MPs who spoke to Guardian Australia said they read Dutton’s interview with News Corp with...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Tanya Plibersek, News Corp, Peter Dutton, Guardian Australia, Dutton, Julia Banks, Liberal leadership spill 2018


Sydney Opal Tower: crackdown on certifiers announced as three residents refuse to go

NSW government says it will introduce ‘name and shame register’ and tougher building industry legislationThree residents inside Sydney’s Opal Tower have refused to evacuate as the New South Wales government announces a crackdown on building certifiers.Residents of the new Sydney apartment building were evacuated after a crack was found in a pre-cast concrete panel on Christmas Eve. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, Opal Tower


Claim PM left in the dark on Andrew Broad 'sugar baby' scandal a 'long stretch', Albanese says

Labor frontbencher says if in fact Scott Morrison’s staff didn’t inform him, it’s proof of Coalition’s ‘dysfunction’ Anthony Albanese says he finds it a “long stretch” that Scott Morrison’s staff would not have made him aware of Andrew Broad’s “sugar baby” situation and that, if true, it is further evidence of the government’s “dysfunction” and why it should call an early election.The Labor frontbencher said while Broad’s personal life was his own business, reports the prime minister’s office kn...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Broad, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Michael McCormack, Andrew Broad, Albanese


Julia Banks says she felt 'devastated' when Scott Morrison became new PM

Former Liberal MP says party members tried to ‘silence’ her with an offer to go to New York for a three-month UN secondment Julia Banks said she felt “devastated” when Scott Morrison emerged as the new prime minister and saw attempts to send her to New York for a three-month secondment as an attempt by her party to silence her.In an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly, the member for Chisholm said she moved to the crossbench after the leadership spill as she believed it would be “dising...
Tags: New York, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Un, Julie Bishop, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton, Chisholm, Julia Banks, Liberal leadership spill 2018


Newspoll fails to bring Christmas cheer to Coalition as grey voters desert Morrison

Government’s attack on Labor’s ‘retiree tax’ appears to have failed, with 45% of voters over 50 dissatisfied with PM’s performanceThe yuletide season didn’t bring any good news for the Morrison government, with Newspoll showing the prime minister has failed to win over the grey vote, despite a concentrated attack against Labor’s “retiree tax”.Scott Morrison remains preferred prime minister over Bill Shorten, but the measure, used to track a leader’s personal popularity, shows the crucial baby-bo...
Tags: Labor, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, One Nation


How the Coalition’s panic over polls set the stage for a radical reshaping of Australian politics

Australia has not succumbed to the populism shaking other western democracies. But the major parties know they are on borrowed timeIn international terms, Australia is a beacon, a country with a thriving economy and a political system that has not yet turned entirely on itself and succumbed to the populist forces roiling democracies elsewhere. Still, 2018 was a brutal year in national affairs.After a long siege, the Liberal party in late August felled another prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, an...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Malcolm Turnbull


In a huge win for open data, Congress passes the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act

In 2009, Obama signed an executive order requiring the administrative branch to embrace the broadest, most liberal approach to the Freedom of Information Act, reversing John Ashcroft's 2001 memo that instructed government agencies to turn over as little information to the public as possible. At the time, I published a column in Make magazine lauding the decision: John Ashcroft, then Attorney General, issued a directive to government agencies on October 12, 2001 that gutted FOIA. Under ...
Tags: Post, Transparency, News, Fcc, Law, Obama, Congress, US, America, Barack Obama, United States, Coalition, Treasury, Paul ryan, Open Data, Murray


Susan Moylan-Coombs: Indigenous broadcaster to run against Tony Abbott in Warringah

Moylan-Coombs, a member of the stolen generations, says she would like to be special envoy on Indigenous affairs if she winsA member of the stolen generations will run for Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah at the upcoming federal election, with the independent vowing to put the environment and Indigenous affairs at the centre of her campaign.Susan Moylan-Coombs, a broadcaster, mental health educator and the founding director of the Indigenous organisation the Gaimaragal Group, announced on Sunday ...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Sydney, Indigenous Australians, Liberal party, Abbott, Warringah, Kerryn Phelps, Stolen generations, Susan Moylan Coombs, Moylan Coombs, Gaimaragal Group


Israel coalition leaders agree on early elections in April: spokesman

Israeli coalition leaders agreed Monday to hold early elections in April, seven months before they are due, a statement issued on their behalf said. Coalition party heads in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government have decided to dissolve parliament and hold elections in early April "in the name of budgetary and national responsibility," the statement distributed by a spokesman for Netanyahu's Likud party said. The decision comes with the coalition struggling to agree on a key bill rela...
Tags: News, Israel, Coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Likud