As Labor’s safe status in Melbourne’s west slips, independents are eyeing off ‘neglected’ communities

As Labor’s safe status in Melbourne’s west slips, independents are eyeing off ‘neglected’ communities

Joe Garra may have already kicked a few political goals before any votes have even been cast for this November’s state election. The major political parties are paying serious attention to Melbourne’s outer western suburbs, an area that for generations was considered safe Labor territory. After a tilt at Treasurer Tim Pallas’s Werribee seat in 2018, … Read more

Labor doubles Coalition funding promise for Maroondah Hospital, to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II in billion-dollar upgrade

Labor doubles Coalition funding promise for Maroondah Hospital, to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II in billion-dollar upgrade

The Andrews government is promising a billion-dollar revamp of a Melbourne hospital, with plans to rename it after the late Queen Elizabeth II. Key points: The Victorian government has promised a billion-dollar upgrade to a hospital in Melbourne’s east Maroondah Hospital will be renamed Queen Elizabeth II Hospital under the plan The announcement comes just one … Read more

Federal government's climate bill becomes law | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Federal government's climate bill becomes law | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Federal government’s climate bill becomes law | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) As it happened: Senate crossbench backs Labor’s climate change bill; treasurer warns budget relief could worsen interest rates  Sydney Morning Herald Labor’s climate change bill is expected to pass but three things are missing  The Guardian ‘No point’ enshrining climate change bill in legislation  Sky News Australia … Read more

Albanese government’s electric vehicle policy faces bumpy road through parliament

Albanese government’s electric vehicle policy faces bumpy road through parliament

The Coalition, Greens and some members of the crossbench are urging the Albanese government to change its plans to reduce the cost of low-emissions vehicles. Key points: Labor’s policy would remove the Fringe Benefits Tax and potentially make EVs and hybrids thousands of dollars cheaper The Coalition and crossbench have questioned the cost and scope … Read more

Coalition accuses government of mishandling Solomon Islands election funding offer

Coalition accuses government of mishandling Solomon Islands election funding offer

Foreign Minister Penny Wong is trying to douse political controversy over Australia’s offer to fund elections in Solomon Islands after its Prime Minister accused the federal government of foreign interference. Key points: Manasseh Sogavare said the offer was designed to convince MPs not to vote for a bill to push back the national poll The Coalition accused the government … Read more

LIVE: Albanese government announces details of royal commission into Robodebt scheme | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Albanese government announces details of royal commission into Robodebt scheme | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Albanese government announces details of royal commission into Robodebt scheme | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Federal politics updates LIVE: Royal commission into robodebt ‘human tragedy’  The Australian Financial Review ‘Not making the same mistakes’: Marles responds to new accusation  Sky News Australia Albanese government to announce details of royal commission into Robodebt scheme  ABC News View Full … Read more

LIVE: PM Anthony Albanese speaks following Morrison Cabinet revelations | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: PM Anthony Albanese speaks following Morrison Cabinet revelations | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: PM Anthony Albanese speaks following Morrison Cabinet revelations | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Anthony Albanese orders probe into claims of Scott Morrison’s secret ministry grab during COVID-19  ABC News The secrecy factor is telling in Scott Morrison’s alleged ministerial portfolio grabs  The Guardian View Full coverage on Google News

John Howard reflects on the Liberals defeat at the Federal Election under Scott Morrison

John Howard reflects on the Liberals defeat at the Federal Election under Scott Morrison

Former prime minister John Howard has weighed in on what went wrong for the Liberal Party in its 2022 Federal Election campaign that ended with the Coalition losing power after nine years.    In his first interview since the May 21 defeat, Mr Howard – who led the Liberals to four election victories – told … Read more

LIVE: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses report into NSW Parliament culture | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses report into NSW Parliament culture | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses report into NSW Parliament culture | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Sexual harassment, widespread bullying exposed in NSW parliament  Sydney Morning Herald Bombshell report reveals culture of ‘bullying and sex’ in NSW parliament  Sky News Australia NSW parliament work culture under scrutiny  The Examiner View Full coverage on Google News

IN FULL: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Teen’s home life impacted by military PTSD  Mandurah Mail ‘National tragedy’: Defence suicide interim report delivers key recommendations  Sky News Australia Live updates: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News