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Sports rorts: Labor questions PM over 136 emails between his office and Bridget McKenzie's – politics live

Anthony Albanese accuses Scott Morrison of misleading parliament over his involvement in the scheme. All the day’s events, live 5.25am GMT A vigil will be held for Hannah Clarke and her children in parliament tonight. 5.19am GMT I think we all know which way Zed Seselja went when it came to Malcolm Turnbull. Asked about the former prime minister’s climate warning, the ACT senator says:Well, look, I guess I agree with the former PM, Malcolm Turnbull, on one thing, when he made a point of ...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton, Barnaby Joyce


Bill Shorten asks Coalition about robodebt duty of care – question time live

The former prime minister has stepped into the climate debate, with a stark warning to moderate Liberals to act. All the day’s events, live 3.27am GMT Josh Frydenberg ends his dixer with another attack on the ‘well-being’ budget, which Jim Chalmers said Labor would look at delivering, at the same time as the budget budget. New Zealand has announced it will deliver one. It basically lists what the government is doing to tackle well-being issues impacting its population – things like mental he...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Speaker, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Malcolm Turnbull warns of 'catastrophic' future without net zero emissions goal – politics live

The former prime minister has stepped into the climate debate, with a stark warning to moderate Liberals to act. All the day’s events, live 10.14pm GMT Even though it seems like 600 days ago, it was only yesterday that Peter Dutton defined “leftwing terrorism” as Islamic terrorism, for reasons only he can explain – but won’t. from Katharine Murphy:While the debate about false equivalence played out in public, Guardian Australia has also confirmed that one of the minister’s advisers cited the...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull


Coalition supports Labor motion calling for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of OAM – politics live

The treasurer lowers expectations for the budget as the major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 5.28am GMT Patricia Karvelas: When you refer to left-wing terrorism do you mean the Islamic groups?Yes, I do and anybody in between. I don’t care whether they’re neo-Nazis or they’re part of some cell that’s been involved in a fight in the Middle East or trying to recruit people onshore or fund raise onshore. These are all people that ASIO have been in...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Middle East, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton


Frydenberg says coronavirus impact will be 'more significant than bushfires' – politics live

The treasurer lowers expectations for the budget as the major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 2.24am GMT Equinor is the third major company to pull out of the Great Australian Bight.BP abandoned its plans in 2016. 2.22am GMT Resources minister Keith Pitt has responded to Equinor’s decision to pull out of the Great Australian Bight:The discussions I’ve had with Equinor indicated this is purely a commercial decision. There are no other influe...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Barnaby Joyce, Honours system


Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live

Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 1.26am GMT Labor’s position to adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050 was discussed in a meeting of MPs in Canberra on Tuesday.One MP asked how the party ensured it kept the focus on the “jobs and opportunities” that come with climate action. 1.24am GMT The prime ...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Barnaby Joyce


Dutton warns of ‘leftwing lunatics’ threat after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live

Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 11.28pm GMT This is pretty big, given the fight to stop this in the first place: Norwegian fossil fuel company Equinor has abandoned its plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight.That follows BHP pulling out in 2016.It says it has concluded that its exploration drilli...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, General Motors, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, South Australia


Morrison admits there are climate costs, but won't say what 3C heating would do to economy

Ahead of the release of its technology roadmap, the Coalition tries to ramp up pressure on Labor over its net zero emissions targetScott Morrison has acknowledged there are “costs associated with climate change” but has declined to spell out what 3C heating would do to job creation and economic growth in Australia.Ahead of the release of its technology roadmap, the federal government is attempting to ramp up political pressure on Labor over its commitment to a net zero target by 2050, blasting t...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, CSIRO, Angus Taylor, Paris Climate Agreement, Zali Steggall


Sports rorts inquiry set to grill Bridget McKenzie and Phil Gaetjens

Labor broadens attack on grant programs, arguing the urban congestion fund was used to promote Coalition candidatesThe Senate inquiry into sports rorts has decided to call the head of the public service, Phil Gaetjens, and the former sport minister Bridget McKenzie.Guardian Australia understands the decision, taken on Friday, will mean the pair are asked to appear at a 16 March hearing to answer questions about McKenzie’s handling of the $100m community sport infrastructure grant program and Gae...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Welfare, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, McKenzie, Superannuation, Pauline Hanson, One Nation, Bridget McKenzie


'Obscene amount of money': Anthony Albanese backs potential cap on political donations

Labor leader tells ABC he is open to a donations cap and says ALP zero emissions target could revive the NegAnthony Albanese has given in-principle support for a cap on political donations, citing the record $83m donation from Mineralogy to Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party as an example of “obscene” donations that must be curbed.In a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s Insiders, the Labor leader also confirmed the opposition’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 will include all sectors of the...
Tags: Climate Change, Abc, Environment, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Malcolm Turnbull, Anthony Albanese, Australian Political Donations, Turnbull, United Australia party, NegAnthony Albanese, ABC 's Insiders the Labor


Tanya Plibersek cites 'visible inequality' at schools in call for fair education funding

Shadow education minister emphasises education as key battle line against Coalition, while Greens leader Adam Bandt calls for end to public school feesLabor will continue to make education funding a key point of difference to the Coalition, with a greater emphasis on the disparity between public and private schools’ spending on facilities, Tanya Plibersek has signalled.In a speech delivered to the Australian Education Union on Friday, Plibersek warned both the government and internal critics arg...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Tanya Plibersek, Australian education, Adam Bandt, Plibersek, Australian Education Union


Eddie Obeid trial: Anthony Albanese gives evidence about friendship with former minister Ian Macdonald

Labor leader says Macdonald lobbied to be preselected for 2007 state election and ‘wanted to attend the Beijing Olympics as a minister’ Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has given evidence to the trial of Eddie Obeid, Moses Obeid and Ian Macdonald, detailing his once-friendly relationship with Macdonald and recounting a meeting of party powerbrokers to discuss the then-resource minister’s preselection.Eddie Obeid, 76, his son Moses Obeid, 50, and former New South Wales Labor minister Macdona...
Tags: Australia news, Beijing, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Eddie Obeid, Anthony Albanese, MacDonald, New South Wales Labor, Ian MacDonald, Obeid, Federal Labor, Eddie Obeid Moses Obeid, Moses Obeid


Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power

Exclusive: Anthony Albanese is expected to confirm in speech on Friday that Labor will oppose using Kyoto carryover creditsLabor has locked in behind a target of net zero emissions by 2050, and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal-fired power plants, in the party’s first major decisions about climate policy for the next federal election.As well as adopting the clear 2050 target that Scott Morrison appears reluctant to sign up to, in part because of rolling combat within the Coalition, Guardi...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Kyoto, Anthony Albanese, Coalition Guardian Australia


Anthony Albanese backs Adani coalmine but criticises proposed Collinsville power plant

The ALP leader says a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in Queensland is ‘hush money’ for climate scepticsAnthony Albanese says he supports jobs and economic activity from the Adani coalmine, but he has blasted a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power plant in Collinsville as “hush money” for climate sceptics in the Coalition.In Queensland on Wednesday for his fourth “vision statement” since taking the Labor leadership, Albanese told reporters the ALP needed to improve...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, National party, Anthony Albanese, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani, Collinsville, Albanese


Santos, Nine and big banks paid tens of thousands for pre-election political access

Analysis of donation disclosures suggests about 114 companies and lobby groups may have purchased business forum memberships worth $4.7mFossil fuel giant Santos, two of the major banks and Nine Entertainment were among the big corporates that paid tens of thousands of dollars to mix with Labor and Liberal politicians through party business forums in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.The major parties have long relied on business forum and observer programs as a significant source of funds...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Banking, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Santos, Australian Political Donations, Nine Entertainment, Labor and Liberal


Sports grants scandal: rural areas received less than $10m of $150m funds allocated

Labor says National party seats shortchanged after projects in Liberal-held, non-rural seats got nearly $110m Labor is accusing the government of shortchanging rural areas through a $150m sports fund that was overwhelmingly spent in marginal seats during the election campaign.The $150m female facilities and water safety stream program, announced by the Coalition less than two months before the election, was funded in the 2019 budget for the purpose of female change rooms and swimming pool upgrad...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, National party, Anthony Albanese, Rural Australia


Albanese calls on Phil Gaetjens to make sports grants report public

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary must be seen to be independent, opposition leader says The federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, has said top bureaucrat Phil Gaetjens must show his independence in the sports grants scandal “that just stinks”.Gaetjens, the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, wrote on Friday to the Senate inquiry into the sports grants saga that cost the previous sports minister, Bridget McKenzie, her job. Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Cabinet, Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Phil Gaetjens, Gaetjens, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet


Morrison misled parliament by claiming all sports grants projects were eligible, Labor says

Anthony Albanese accuses the PM of personal involvement in the sports rorts scheme following the auditor general’s new evidenceAnthony Albanese has accused Scott Morrison of personal involvement in the Coalition’s controversial $100m sports grant program and misleading parliament by claiming that all projects funded were eligible.The Labor leader cited evidence from the Australian National Audit Office on Thursday evening that in fact 43% of projects, 290 in total, were ineligible for the commun...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Australian National Audit Office


Anthony Albanese to give evidence at Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald's trial

Former NSW Labor MPs allegedly conspired over mining properties in Bylong Valley, near Mudgee The federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, a former New South Wales premier, Morris Iemma, mining figures and public servants are expected to give evidence in the trial of former mining ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald.The former state Labor MPs – with Obeid’s son Moses, 50 – are being tried in the NSW supreme court over their alleged conspiracy to commit an offence between 2007 and 2009, w...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Eddie Obeid, Moses, Anthony Albanese, MacDonald, NSW supreme court, NSW Labor, Mudgee, Ian MacDonald, Obeid, Obeids, Bylong Valley


PM will not commit to Indigenous recognition referendum until there is consensus – as it happened

Scott Morrison tables ‘sobering’ Closing the Gap report as Senate turns up the heat on the Coalition to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live 6.00am GMT With the day winding down, we are going to close the blog off for the night.We’ll be back tomorrow morning for the last sitting day of the week – there’s a one week break before the next sitting, so don’t get too comfortable. 5.56am GMT With @knausc here - The $636m in grants dished out by the ...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Bushfires, Anthony Albanese, Adam Bandt, Bridget McKenzie


PM will not commit to Indigenous recognition referendum until there is consensus – politics live

Scott Morrison tables ‘sobering’ Closing the Gap report as Senate turns up the heat on the Coalition to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live 4.19am GMT I am going to assume this was Ed Husic, because it is always Ed Husic:“You’re too sexy for The Nats” mischievous Labor MPs replied @D_LittleproudMP #QT https://t.co/BkLmaBgtHn 4.19am GMT And question time ends. Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Bushfires, Anthony Albanese, Adam Bandt, Ed Husic, Bridget McKenzie


Morrison vows new approach to Closing the Gap as he says latest results ‘not good enough’ – politics live

Prime minister says reality for Indigenous children a ‘national shame’ as Senate turns up the heat on the government to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live 12.19am GMT Scott Morrison:There remains much to do. And we will do it differently by working together. By moving from a fixation with what is going wrong to a focus on strength. 12.19am GMT Scott Morrison:I am saddened that we have not met the target for child mortality but I draw hope ...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Bushfires, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Adam Bandt, Bridget McKenzie


Bill Shorten calls for $1.5bn illegal robodebt payments to be refunded – politics live

Former opposition leader says most of the $1.5bn collected should be returned as the fallout from last week’s Nationals leadership spill continues. All the day’s events, live 6.12am GMT Backbench senator Matt Canavan is wasting no time stirring the pot from his new seat in the Senate.Just as Labor’s social team have wasted no time in capturing his interjections to Simon Birmingham in the Senate in a video for their MPs to share. Is this Liberal National Government funding a new coal-fired p...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, Backbench, Michael McCormack, Matt Canavan, Simon Birmingham, Janet Rice


Chief medical officer warns against coronavirus xenophobia – politics live

The fallout from last week’s leadership spill continues, with rebel MPs refusing to fall into line. All the day’s events, live 3.34am GMT Jim Chalmers to Josh Frydenberg: (this is really shaping into the battle between two MPs who have the leadership of their respective parties in their future sights, and have a very similar parliamentary style – although one seems to know how microphones work, which gives him a slight edge)The Reserve Bank said very low levels of investment are a very sign...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Royals, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, Josh Frydenberg, Reserve Bank, Michael McCormack, Jim Chalmers, Buchan Caves, Law (Australia


High court rules against government's attempt to deport Aboriginal Australians – politics live

The fallout from last week’s leadership spill continues, with rebel MPs refusing to fall into line. All the day’s events, live 12.27am GMT Back on the Labor staffer meeting – while the rumour Sharon McCrohan would be brought back is floating around, I am being told there is “zero chance” she’ll be returning to the show.So make of that what you will. 12.22am GMT Parliament will start at midday, for those wondering why it is so quiet Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Law (Australia, Sharon McCrohan


High court says Aboriginal Australians are not 'aliens' and cannot be deported – politics live

The fallout from last week’s leadership spill continues, with rebel MPs refusing to fall into line. All the day’s events, live 11.22pm GMT Just back on Paul’s post for a moment, you can read the whole summary of that court decision here. 11.18pm GMT While the MPs are meeting, so are their staff.In the opposition staff meeting, a former Victorian premier, Steve Bracks, has been brought in to give “a morale-boosting speech” to the troops. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, PAUL, Michael McCormack, Law (Australia, Steve Bracks


Nationals in turmoil after deputy speaker debacle – politics live

The fallout from last week’s leadership spill continues, with rebel MPs refusing to fall into line. All the day’s events, live 10.21pm GMT Liberal senator James Paterson had a chat to Sky News this morning about the Nationals.Here is what he had to say about some of his colleagues:I think we’re all responsible for our own behaviour in politics. There’s a lot of disappointments in politics. Everybody has ambition. It’s not always realised or at least not realised in the timeline that you mig...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Sky News, Scott Morrison, National party, Greens, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, James Paterson, Larissa Waters, Law (Australia


Morrison staffer who helped club win grant caught on video urging crowd to vote Liberal

Online video emerges as the Senate sets up an inquiry into the Coalition’s $100m sports rort grantsVideo has emerged online of a member of Scott Morrison’s electorate staff being lauded for helping Cronulla Sailing Club win an $8,400 grant, as the Senate moved on Wednesday to set up an inquiry into the controversial $100m community sport infrastructure grant program.In the video posted to Facebook, a representative of the club thanks the staffer, identifying her as “Scott Morrison’s PA”, for hel...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Scott Morrison, Liberal, National party, Morrison, Bridget McKenzie, Cronulla Sailing Club


Jacqui Lambie wants deal on union-busting bill 'as soon as possible'

Crossbencher ‘hopes to think’ she is close to a deal with government on union penalty bill unexpectedly defeated last year Senator Jacqui Lambie is looking to strike a deal with the government “as soon as possible” on the union penalty bill, while Labor struggles to contain a debate in its own ranks about union-backed superannuation funds.Lambie is meeting the industrial relations minister, Christian Porter, on Tuesday to continue negotiations on the bill, which would lower the threshold for the...
Tags: Business, Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Australian Greens, Industrial relations, Jacqui Lambie, Lambie, Christian Porter, Superannuation, One Nation, Crossbencher


Chinese embassy condemns Australia's coronavirus ban – politics live

Michael McCormack sees off Nationals leadership challenge from Barnaby Joyce, while Adam Bandt elected Greens leader. All the day’s events, live 4.35am GMT The UK’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is on their way for a visit.From Marise Payne:It is Mr Raab’s first overseas trip since the UK left the European Union on Saturday, in a clear demonstration of the strength of the enduring partnership between our two countries.With the UK’s exit from the EU, we enter a new era of strategic and ec...
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