If the government is serious about reducing the cost of smoking, it should stick with Labour’s smokefree legislation rather than freezing the price of smoked tobacco products.
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The Public Finance Act is designed to prevent shocks and ‘fiscal cliffs’. And it is unlikely any problems faced by Nicola Willis will match the scale of those that dogged previous governments.
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While Māori have seen a steady increase in representation in parliament since the beginning of MMP, other ethnic minorities have experienced uneven growth. The new parliament will see a step back.
National and ACT will need to get past their animosity towards NZ First, and its mercurial leader Winston Peters, if the right wing coalition is to have any hope of forming a government.
Coalition talks can now start in earnest after the final results for the 2023 election were released.
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Ahead of Friday’s final election results, the most likely outcome is National and ACT will need to add NZ First to form a right-wing coalition government. These are the results and seats to watch.
The final vote was 121 in favour and 25 against. The bill now goes to the Senate where it is assured of passage later this month
Price, the new shadow minister for Indigenous Australians, has been one of the loudest, most trenchant opponents of the Voice.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: David Littleproud on charting his course in opposition
In this Podcast Michelle and David Littleproud discuss a number of topics including the recent Morrison fiasco, the upcoming jobs and skills summit and his vision for the National Party.
The real decisions on Australia’s emissions reduction are being made by state governments and civil society, or outside the country altogether.
Scott Morrison is clear what he will and will not be taking to the Glasgow conference
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood on managing the shift in climate policy
Ahead of next months Glasgow conference, the Morrison Government aims to secure a climate deal with the Nationals ahead of a potential policy shift to net zero by 2050.
Word from The Hill: Coalition free for all over 2050
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society Senior Deputy Editor, Justin Bergman
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce are set to negotiate the roadmap for Australia’s climate change policy, while grappling with potential fallout from the National Party.
Members of the Ossewabrandwag on parade during WWII. The then political opposition collaborated with the Germans.
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Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
A T-shirt worn by a cannabis advocate during a court hearing on the legality of the plant in South Africa.
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Policy makers need to protect and promote the interests of people whose indigenous knowledge and toil developed a thriving national cannabis economy - in the face of harsh police crackdowns.
Veteran South African politician Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressing parliament in 2019.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
Former South African President FW De Klerk at the opening of parliament recently. The Economic Freedom Fighters objected to his presence.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
Scott Morrison dodged a bullet when the Nationals clung on to Michael McCormack. There was palpable relief when the news came through to the Liberals. “We still have a Coalition,” one MP was heard to say…
The result will be a deep relief to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who stood to be a big loser if forced to partner with Joyce.