How the Morrison government’s grand tactical plan to overshadow Labor’s national conference went awry.
McCormack must live in a parallel universe if he ever thought Broad's account of flying off on an overseas date, followed by an apparent move to extract money from him, was just "a personal matter".
Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek told The Conversation the ALP wants voters to see the party as "responsible and progressive".
Rudd and his wife, Therese Rein, were receiving ALP life memberships at the conference.
Rudd told the conference the Coalition had "a very robust" partner in the "Murdoch party" which had an ideology.
Amy, almost two decades younger than Broad who is 43, was quoted in New Idea as claiming he was not fit to represent Australia.
Broad has been forced to quit as assistant minster to McCormack after sensational claims about exchanges with a young woman he met through a "seeking arrangement" website.
In a counter attack against the Coalition, which is running hard on the ALP being soft on borders, Shorten accused the government of “telling lies about Labor” and thereby “doing the dirty work of the people smugglers.”
He said the $500 million would directly improve orderly regional processing and resettlement in the region and countries closer to where refugees originally come from.
Shorten’s message is that Labor is ready for office.
The government is worried about a conference which is a highly managed affair where divisions are being contained and participants have their eyes firmly on the prize of Labor winning power next year.
As environmental laws were foreshadowed at the Labor national conference, outside a climate change rally was in full swing.
Labor would create a new Australian Environment Act and establish a federal Environment Protection Agency in its first term.
He will be regarded as a safe and uncontroversial choice, although some critics will say the government should have looked beyond former military ranks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison timed his news conference in Canberra with the governor-general designate to coincide with Bill Shorten's opening address at the ALP national conference in Adelaide.
Labor would work with community housing providers, the residential construction sector and institutional investors.
In his Sunday announcement, Shorten says the ALP’s ten-year plan to build 250,000 houses and units would be Australia’s “biggest ever investment in affordable housing”.
The government briefed Indonesia before the Prime Minister outlined the new Australian policy in a speech in Sydney on Saturday.
Morrison announced a compromise position that recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but does not move Australia’s embassy there until a peace settlement determines Jerusalem’s final status.
The area of greater uncertainty under Labor is a very different one –
that is, how much of the unions’ agenda a Shorten government would be willing to embrace.
In the lead up to next week's ALP national conference, which Shorten
needs to run smoothly, the government has been trying to exploit what
it sees as a Labor weak point – border protection.
Morrison said the government.
had been working on the issue since January.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten slammed the proposed body was “not a
fair dinkum anti-corruption commission”. It would be limited in scope
and power and had no transparency.
Scott Morrison has promised to protect people against discrimination because of their religious faith, and says he wants to do it before the election.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to create a new post of Freedom of Religion Commissioner, because he says many people of religion "feel the wheels closing in".
Fifield said he recognised the broadcasters’ charters were broad and.
allowed flexibility in how their boards implemented them.
The outcome will be disappointing to News Corp in particular which has
been highly critical of the ABC's expansion in online publishing.
Albanese predicts next week’s ALP national conference will be “very.
constructive”, dismissing concerns about divisions over boat
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
with first ministers on Tuesday night.
The health program was unveiled as the federal, state and territories meet in Adelaide on Wednesday for the Council of Australian Governments with health one of the items on the agenda.
The final day of parliament was just like the other sitting days of 2018: chaotic.
In the final sitting week for the year, the encryption bill was finally passed, and the Liberal Party changed its rules to prevent sitting prime ministers being toppled.
For Scott Morrison, the final sitting fortnight has been excruciating.
As both sides played the tactics, a remarkable thing happened in the House of Representatives. Behaviour improved 100%, with
none of the usual screaming and exchanges of insults.
Scott Morrison on Wednesday produced his own bill and suggested both sides give their parliamentarians a conscience vote.
Neither government nor opposition on Wednesday night saw any chance of
further movement before parliament rises on Thursday.
The majority of Australians dislike the conflict-driven politics of the federal parliament.
Australians' trust in politicians and democracy continues to plummet, posing significant problems for the effective running of the country.