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Coalition reignites climate war over Labor's emissions policy – politics live

Government MPs have lashed out at Labor over its emissions target, with arguments in parliament’s corridors. All the days events, live 9.20pm GMT As expected, the government has lost its mind over Labor’s zero emissions by 2050 policy, despite major private interests, including BHP, the Business Council of Australia, as well as the UK conservatives, and practically every single state and territory in Australia already on board.Angus Taylor says we don’t need targets. Except for the 2030 tar...
Tags: UK, Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Taylor, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, BHP, Angus Taylor, Business Council of Australia


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


Bushfire state memorial honours the 25 victims and the heroes of the NSW fires

Families enter Sydney Olympic Park service through a guard of honour, with a row of 25 candles marking each life lostThe scars remain but traumatised communities are starting to heal as a state memorial honoured the lives lost and the heroes forged in the New South Wales bushfire crisis.A public state memorial was held at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday to recognise the devastating toll of the bushfires that ripped through much of NSW. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Sydney Olympic Park, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Continue


Coalition ministers at odds over emissions target after Labor commits to net zero by 2050

Mathias Cormann says Coalition will ‘finalise longer-term target in time for Cop26’ but Angus Taylor commits only to ‘long-term strategy’Senior Morrison government ministers are publicly at odds about whether Australia will take a long-term emissions reduction target to global climate talks in November after Labor unveiled a target of net zero emissions by 2050.On Friday the finance minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the government “will be finalising a longer-term target in time for Cop26” but ...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Mathias Cormann, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Angus Taylor


Australia's PM focuses on future bushfire emergencies, but not climate change

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into the deadly bushfires that have devastated large parts of the country this summer.
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Australia's bushfire royal commission to focus on preparing for future emergencies, but not climate change policy

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into the deadly bushfires that have devastated large parts of the country this summer.
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Bushfire royal commission to look at mitigation but not climate change

Scott Morrison says inquiry will explore how national response could include military, as well as the role of climate adaptation and hazard reduction Expanding federal government powers to call out the military and the mitigation of natural disasters – but not climate change itself – will be the focus of the bushfire royal commission.On Thursday Scott Morrison released the letters patent establishing the national inquiry, pushing ahead despite concerns over federal overreach into states’ emergen...
Tags: Labor, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Scott Morrison, Bushfires


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


Liberal MP Lucy Wicks denies conflict of interest over grant to church that called her a 'dear friend'

Hope Unlimited Church awarded $8,580 through the federal government’s Stronger Communities schemeA wealthy pentecostal church whose leader described the Liberal MP Lucy Wicks as a “dear friend” won thousands of dollars through a grant process Wicks wields influence over.The Hope Unlimited Church, largely based on the New South Wales Central Coast, was awarded an $8,580 grant in November to upgrade its auditorium with soundproof acoustic panels and a new partition wall. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Wicks, Lucy Wicks, New South Wales Central Coast, Hope Unlimited Church


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


Coalition may use government contracts to crack down on environment protests

Attorney general seeks views on whether the federal building code could be used to stifle environmental secondary boycottsThe Coalition is considering using federal government building contracts to pressure companies not to engage in or to cave in to environmental boycotts.In a sign the government is looking for innovative ways to implement Scott Morrison’s threat to crack down on environmental protests, the attorney general, Christian Porter, has sought views on whether the federal building cod...
Tags: Protest, Australia news, Mining, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter


Coalition's handling of bushfires causes 'substantial decline' in support, ANU poll finds

Scott Morrison’s popularity slumps while public’s appetite for new coalmines falls even among Coalition voters, survey showsAustralia’s bushfire crisis has caused a spike in concern about the environment, a hit to the popularity of the Coalition and Scott Morrison and a drop in support for new coal mines, even among Coalition voters.Those are the conclusions of a poll of 3,249 Australians conducted by the Australian National University’s centre for social research and methods, which found a “sig...
Tags: Coalition, Australian politics, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Australian National University, ANU


Australia fires: Firefighter’s outburst at Scott Morrison goes viral

The man claims he was sacked for criticising Scott Morrison, but authorities have denied it.
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Australia needs to join the emissions technology revolution, Liberal Katie Allen says

The backbencher calls for a roadmap to net zero as ‘an arms race’ in low emissions technology drives transformationThe Victorian Liberal Katie Allen has declared the world is approaching an “iPhone moment” when it comes to new technology lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and Australia needs to be part of the revolution, rather than being a technology “taker”.Allen has joined fellow Liberal Trent Zimmerman in noting the Coalition’s decision to sign the Paris agreement means Australia has already...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Coalition, Australian politics, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Allen, Michael McCormack, Trent Zimmerman, Katie Allen, Matthew Canavan


RFS denies sacking volunteer firefighter Paul Parker, who swore at Scott Morrison

In an interview on Channel Ten’s The Project, Parker said he had been told to leave RFS leading to the hashtag #IStandWithPaulParker trending in Australia The Rural Fire Service is investigating claims that a volunteer firefighter who told the prime minister to “get fucked from Nelligen” in a viral news clip was ‘sacked’ by his local brigade. Paul Parker told Channel Ten’s The Project on Sunday that he was chastised by the RFS for directing the expletive toward Scott Morrison and that he had bee...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Channel Ten, Parker, Paul Parker, Rural Fire Service, Nelligen


RFS denies sacking firefighter Paul Parker, who swore at Scott Morrison

In an interview on Channel Ten’s The Project, Parker said he had been told to leave RFS leading to the hashtag #IStandWithPaulParker trending in Australia A volunteer firefighter who told the prime minister to “get fucked from Nelligen” in a viral news clip says he was sacked from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service for foul language – a claim which the RFS denies. Paul Parker told Channel Ten’s The Project on Sunday that he was chastised by the RFS for directing the expletive toward Scott Mo...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Channel Ten, Parker, Paul Parker, Nelligen


Volunteer firefighter Paul Parker, who swore at Scott Morrison, says he has been sacked

Parker told Channel Ten’s The Project he had been told to leave RFS leading to the hashtag #IstandwithPaulParker trending in Australia A volunteer firefighter who told the prime minister to “get fucked from Nelligan” in a viral news clip says he was sacked from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service for foul language.Paul Parker told Channel Ten’s The Project on Sunday that he was chastised by the RFS for directing the expletive toward Scott Morrison and that he had been booted from the organisa...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Channel Ten, Parker, Paul Parker, Nelligan


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


Coalition grants spreadsheets only shared with PM's office, auditor general says – as it happened

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. This blog is now closed• Sports rorts: almost half the projects funded were ineligible, audit office says• Coronavirus: Australia extends travel ban on people entering from China• Labor denies breakaway pro-coal group points to division on climate policy• MPs and churches reject Liberal’s call to scrap religious discrimination bill 8.11am GMT That’s where we are going to end...
Tags: Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Liberal, National party, Anthony Albanese


Coalition grants spreadsheets only shared with PM's office, auditor general says – politics live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 7.17am GMT The original advice from Sport Australia was broad – it was the minister’s office which added in the seat information. 7.15am GMT A little earlier in the hearing, the auditor general (who was appointed by Tony Abbott in 2015), Grant Hehir, said the report had a couple of lessons for those moving forward:It is poor practice for entit...
Tags: Australia news, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Sport Australia, Grant Hehir


Auditor general fronts sports grants inquiry – politics live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 6.34am GMT Brian Boyd from the audit office has contradicted the prime minister and Bridget McKenzie’s claim that no ineligible projects were funded.In fact, some 43% of applications were ineligible: 6.33am GMT The federal government has officially extended the travel ban for foreign nationals for another two weeks – that’s related to COVID-19 ...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Brian Boyd


Peter Dutton looking to 'restrict the damage' of high court Indigenous decision – question time live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 3.28am GMT The bowl of microwaved rice wearing a house of reps pin, Michael McCormack, delivers the first mention of the ‘Otis group’ - that came in at 26 minutes.I guess some people have to try and find personality where ever they can. 3.26am GMT Ged Kearney gets the next question, either because someone from the Coalition forgot to jump, or T...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Anthony Albanese, Tony Smith, Michael McCormack, Ged Kearney


Peter Dutton looking to 'restrict the damage' of high court Indigenous decision – politics live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 1.10am GMT An emergency alarm has gone off somewhere in the building, causing a few of the automatic doors to close.And it’s not because DPS has decided to quarantine the Australian public from its representatives, apparently. 1.09am GMT And another tweet from Pauline Hanson, who isn’t in this for publicity as well.Culture wars aren’t going to...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Anthony Albanese, DPS, Pauline Hanson


Government could fail surplus 'test' says Labor – politics live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 9.34pm GMT Oh, and some within the LNP (the Queensland Liberal-National party, which is one formal party instead of a coalition) are talking about breaking away and sitting as their own party.They are *always* talking about breaking away. It’s their thing. It’s what they do. It happens every single parliamentary year. 9.31pm GMT Parliament is h...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Parliament, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, LNP, Queensland Liberal National, UN Women 's International Womens


Ken Wyatt expects Coalition colleagues to campaign against constitutional recognition

Minister for Indigenous Australians insists Scott Morrison will continue to pursue change despite deep splits within governmentKen Wyatt says he fully expects some Coalition colleagues to cross the floor and campaign with the “no” case once the Morrison government presses ahead with recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution.But the minister for Indigenous Australians insisted Scott Morrison would stay the course on recognition despite deep splits within the government, that the prim...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Indigenous Australians, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Wyatt, Ken Wyatt, Indigenous recognition


Michael McCormack declares himself a 'fighter' amid Nationals leadership turmoil

Deputy PM says he has the support of the majority of his party but only time will tell if he faces another challengeThe Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, has declared himself a “fighter” as he attempts to draw a line under the party’s internal ructions and stave off a second leadership challenge from the former leader Barnaby Joyce.Amid ongoing infighting within the junior Coalition partner, McCormack claimed he retained the support of the prime minister, Scott Morrison, and the majority of h...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, McCormack, Michael McCormack, Matthew Canavan, Barnaby Joyce Amid


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


Australia admits 'national shame' of failing to help Aboriginals

A pledge to close the health and wellbeing gap between Aboriginal and other Australians is failing, the government admitted Wednesday, describing the situation as a source of "national shame". Prime Minister Scott Morrison said just two of seven key targets to improve the lives of Australia's indigenous people were on track -- unchanged from last year. Other targets to halve the gap in child mortality, literacy, life expectancy, and unemployment rates were not being met.
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