Indigenous Voice report authors ‘disappointed’ by argument the proposal lacks detail

Indigenous Voice report authors ‘disappointed’ by argument the proposal lacks detail

The two authors of the Indigenous Voice co-design report say the argument that it lacks detail is disappointing, saying they personally went through the report and findings with multiple parliamentarians.  Key points: Professors Tom Calma and Marcia Langton say the Coalition has had details about the Voice proposal for a long time The Nationals last week announced they … Read more

Not enforcing federal laws is 'dangerous': Calgary mayor on Alberta's Sovereignty Act – CBC News

Not enforcing federal laws is 'dangerous': Calgary mayor on Alberta's Sovereignty Act – CBC News

Not enforcing federal laws is ‘dangerous’: Calgary mayor on Alberta’s Sovereignty Act  CBC News Alberta premier says she’s open to sovereignty bill amendments to add clarity | Globalnews.ca  Global News View Full Coverage on Google News

Alberta's Sovereignty Act 'underscores how country is meant to work,' premier says – CBC News

Alberta's Sovereignty Act 'underscores how country is meant to work,' premier says – CBC News

Alberta’s Sovereignty Act ‘underscores how country is meant to work,’ premier says  CBC News Not enforcing federal laws is ‘dangerous’: Calgary mayor on Alberta’s Sovereignty Act  CBC News Letters to the editor: ‘A troubling attempt to Americanize a fundamental underpinning of the Canadian Constitution.’ Danielle Smith’s Alberta sovereignty act, plus other letters to the editor for Dec. … Read more

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praises Riverland’s resilience ahead of predicted River Murray flood peak

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praises Riverland’s resilience ahead of predicted River Murray flood peak

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spent the morning inspecting levee banks and a rising River Murray at Renmark as South Australia’s Riverland prepares for flooding in the coming weeks.  Key points: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Renmark to look at flood preparation The Murray has reached the same level as the 1974 flood Police have … Read more

Labor gets its workplace reform through in the nick of time after late-night Senate sitting

Labor gets its workplace reform through in the nick of time after late-night Senate sitting

Labor’s centrepiece industrial relations laws have passed the parliament, after many hours of late-night debate. It’s a political win for the government, which wanted the bill passed before the end of the year. And it’s a fairly substantial set of changes that the government insists will see more money in the pockets of many Australians. … Read more

Elite soldiers blast Defence chief Angus Campbell over handling of Afghanistan war crimes report

Elite soldiers blast Defence chief Angus Campbell over handling of Afghanistan war crimes report

Veterans’ groups are demanding the Albanese government pull rank on the Defence chief to prevent him revoking medals over command failures in Afghanistan, before any alleged war crimes are proven in court. Key points: The SAS and Commando Association say penalties linked to the Brereton Inquiry should be shelved General Angus Campbell has called on Afghanistan veterans … Read more

Government considering range of options to achieve goal of halving smoking rates within 10 years

Government considering range of options to achieve goal of halving smoking rates within 10 years

Flavoured cigarettes like menthols would be banned, and new warnings could be printed on cigarettes as part of a wide-ranging raft of reforms pursued by the federal government.  Key points: Cigarettes manufacturers may also have to make them in “unattractive” colours The government wants to halve the smoking rate within the next decade It is … Read more

Anthony Albanese extends olive branch to business groups staunchly opposed to workplace law changes

Anthony Albanese extends olive branch to business groups staunchly opposed to workplace law changes

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has told business leaders he does not want disagreement over controversial industrial-relations changes to define the relationship between his government and the business community.  Key points: The Prime Minister says he does not expect everyone to agree with the changes The government’s industrial relations bill is set to pass parliament this … Read more

Australian Antarctic Division boss says ‘self-reinforcing culture’ limited internal authority to make change

Australian Antarctic Division boss says ‘self-reinforcing culture’ limited internal authority to make change

The head of Australia’s Antarctica Division (AAD) has told parliament he did not have internal authority to make cultural change until a damning report revealed allegations of sexual harassment and unwelcome requests for sex. Key points: The delay of an inquiry into the Antarctic program’s culture until next year has raised concern Greens senator Larissa Water says … Read more

Former independent politician Rob Oakeshott embraces new medical career on the NSW Mid North coast

Former independent politician Rob Oakeshott embraces new medical career on the NSW Mid North coast

Former high-profile MP Rob Oakeshott is embracing a new career after graduating with a medical degree from the University of NSW. Key points: Former federal politician Rob Oakeshott has graduated with a medical degree He was among the first students to complete the qualifications at UNSW’s Port Macquarie campus Mr Oakeshott wants to work as … Read more