The Al Shuwaikh.
is one of the Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading ships that has its standards grandfathered.
The government has extended by a year the time it is giving exporters with old ships to continue with sub-standard conditions for sheep carried to the Middle East.
Greens urge Labor to vote against the whole of Malcolm Turnbull’s income tax package.
The estimates have been prepared by the independent PBO, at the request of the Greens. The opposition has repeatedly sought annual figures, but the government resisted the demands.
At a news conference in Charleville Turnbull was as enthusiastic when asked if he would be happy for Joyce to run again.
As the Joyce saga continued to suck political oxygen in the wake of Sunday's TV interview with Joyce and partner Vikki Campion, he rejected speculation that he might not contest his New England seat.
Lloyd, a former Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, has incurred the ire of the union movement.
Lloyd, who was appointed commissioner by the Abbott government, had been subject to a complaint that he breached the Public Service Code of Conduct.
In the pre-recorded interview aired on Sunday night Joyce and Campion sometimes disagreed and she was often emotional.
The Seven Network paid a reported $150,000 for the interview which Joyce and Campion are putting into a trust fund for Sebastian, who was born in April.
It has not been a happy week for One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
It's been another colourful week in federal politics, highlighted by Greg Hunt's swearing, the Barnaby Joyce saga taking yet another turn, and One Nation falling apart at the seams.
Pauline Hanson has had a spectacular meltdown on live television.
In an extraordinary Thursday night interview on Sky Hanson, who accused Burston of trying to defect to the Shooters party, said it was not the first time he had stabbed her in the back.
Greg Hunt’s temperament is of the “street-angel, house-devil” type.
The voters are like sniffer dogs when it comes to character – if that hadn't been the case Mark Latham might have won the 2004 election.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s “Share the Pie” campaign posters are appearing at Canberra bus stops.
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Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
But attention will be on whether Sussan Ley votes for the Labor amendment.
Labor on Thursday will move an amendment to phase out live sheep exports, mirroring the private member's bill put up by Liberal MP Sussan Ley.
Cash accused Labor and the unions of “a stunt”.
Cash has been subpoenaed to appear in the AWU's case against the ROC as well as to produce documents earlier. But she told a news conference she had instructed lawyers to have the subpoena set aside.
Michael McCormack on Barnaby’s future, latte sippers and other matters.
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In this interview Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack pointedly avoids saying Joyce should run again in his New England seat at the election.
Joyce looked visibly under strain during the day and sources said he was not in a good head space.
Joyce sought leave from the Nationals whip, Michelle Landry, and he has been granted a parliamentary pair by Labor – which means the numbers in the House of Representatives will not be affected.
Currently, the employer nominates a fund which people are defaulted into if they don’t make a choice.
The Productivity Commission report recommends young workers should be given a "best in show" shortlist set by a "competitive and independent process."
Cormann committed the government to take the plan to the Super Saturday July 28 byelections if it was defeated in parliament.
Within Coalition ranks there are doubts about persisting with the company tax measure if it can't be legislated.
The government leader in the Senate, Mathias Cormann, congratulates Steven Martin after his maiden speech. Now Martin has joined the Coalition team.
The Nationals now have their first Tasmanian senator since the Tasmanian tiger was last sighted, but that does not greatly reduce the challenges the government faces in passing legislation.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in politics.
With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult.
Consuming yoghurt is associated with many health benefits. But with all the varieties of yoghurt, and added ingredients like fruits and probiotics, it can be hard to know which is best for your health.
Shorten would be better off if the Labor national conference could be scrapped.
The ALP just has to suck it up and throw itself into battle, because the stakes are very high.
Smith told parliament the date – which means a nine-week campaign - had been advised by the AEC.
The byelections, which span four states, are especially crucial for opposition leader Bill Shorten, because four are in ALP seats and two of those are on wafer thin margins.