Peter Dutton says Liberals will not attend government’s national jobs summit

Peter Dutton says Liberals will not attend government’s national jobs summit

The federal Liberals have rejected an invitation to attend a national jobs summit next month, labelling it a stunt. Key points: The opposition has ruled out any of its MPs attending next month’s jobs summit The federal government is convening a summit with the hopes it will prompt wages and productivity growth Peter Dutton says the … Read more

Victorian Liberals defend pre-selection of controversial candidate Moira Deeming

Victorian Liberals defend pre-selection of controversial candidate Moira Deeming

The Victorian Liberal Party has again defended its pre-selection of a controversial anti-abortion candidate after a former Liberal MP quit the party over the decision. Key points: Moira Deeming was selected to replace MP Bernie Finn, who was expelled from the Victorian Liberal Party Fromer MP Andrew Elsbury quit the party on Wednesday, saying his views no longer … Read more

Liberal Kerrynne Liddle elected as first Indigenous senator from South Australia

Liberal Kerrynne Liddle elected as first Indigenous senator from South Australia

Liberal Kerrynne Liddle has claimed the sixth spot up for grabs in the election for Senate in South Australia, becoming the first Indigenous senator from the state. Key points: Three Liberal senators, two Labor senators and one from the Greens have been elected from South Australia Arrente woman Kerrynne Liddle won the sixth spot for … Read more

Ontario election: Toronto Star live updates

Ontario election: Toronto Star live updates

Voters head to the polls for the 2022 Ontario provincial election. This file will be updated throughout the day. Visit regularly for breaking news and key analysis on the election. 1:04 p.m. — Elections Ontario has warned voters of “last-minute” location changes to some polling stations after voting got underway Thursday. Polls opened across the … Read more

SA Budget spends big on health as state debt rises | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA Budget spends big on health as state debt rises | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA Budget spends big on health as state debt rises | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) South Australian government forecasts budget surplus in next financial year  Sky News Australia View Full coverage on Google News

Political donations rule overhaul still leaves Tasmania with ‘the weakest laws’ in the country, critics say

Political donations rule overhaul still leaves Tasmania with ‘the weakest laws’ in the country, critics say

The Tasmanian government has unveiled long-awaited legislation to overhaul the state’s political donations rules, but opponents say they would still be the weakest laws in the country.  Key points: Under the bill, political donations of more than $5,000 would need to be declared within seven days during election cycles, or six-monthly otherwise It is much higher … Read more

Federal election live: Labor one seat away from majority, Barnaby Joyce to be challenged for Nationals leadership

Federal election live: Labor one seat away from majority, Barnaby Joyce to be challenged for Nationals leadership

Which seats are still in doubt? We’re nearly a full week out from last Saturday’s federal election, and there are still four seats still in doubt across the country. Labor’s tally is currently at 75, one seat shy of forming a majority government where they can govern in their own right. ABC’s Chief Elections Analyst … Read more

Federal election live: Vote count continues as new Foreign Minister travels to Fiji for diplomatic talks

Federal election live: Vote count continues as new Foreign Minister travels to Fiji for diplomatic talks

New Foreign Minister Penny Wong to visit Fiji after returning from Quad meeting (AAP: George Fragopoulos) Penny Wong will fly to Fiji today on her first solo overseas trip as Foreign Minister. Senator Wong will make the visit less than 24 hours after returning to Australia from the Quad leaders meeting in Tokyo, where she … Read more

Celebrations but lessons for Labor after swings in three Tasmanian seats | ABC NEWS – ABC News (Australia)

Celebrations but lessons for Labor after swings in three Tasmanian seats | ABC NEWS – ABC News (Australia)

Celebrations but lessons for Labor after swings in three Tasmanian seats | ABC NEWS  ABC News (Australia) Labor Party suffers swings against it in three Tasmanian electorates | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Brisbane votes: Report from the electorate of Lilley | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Karratha votes: Report from the West Australian electorate of Durack | … Read more

Liberals in the ACT ‘have a lot of soul-searching to do’ as David Pocock looks likely to secure Senate seat

Liberals in the ACT ‘have a lot of soul-searching to do’ as David Pocock looks likely to secure Senate seat

As David Pocock looks set to oust Zed Seselja and become the first ACT senator from a minor party, former Liberal chief minister Kate Carnell says her party has many lessons to learn. Key points: Independent David Pocock is set to unseat ACT Liberal senator Zed Seselja Former Liberal ACT chief minister Kate Carnell says her party needs … Read more