Indonesia’s top military commander says Australia has agreed to stop turning back asylum boats to Indonesia, but the Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, insists the government’s policy remains unchanged.
Disabilities Minister Mitch Fifield and National Disability Insurance Agency chairman Bruce Bonyhady taking questions on the NDIS in a webinar from 1-2pm.
The question was a red rag to a blue tie.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Barry O’Farrell as “a man of honour” and expressed confidence that the New South Wales Premier did not deliberately mislead an anti-corruption hearing.
It was supposed to be his big day. For Prime Minister Tony Abbott, it doesn'tt get much closer to Christmas than this.
Outgoing West Australian Senator Louise Pratt launched a blistering attack on her Labor running mate Joe Bullock on Wednesday, labelling him a "deeply homophobic" person who is disloyal to his own party.
The Abbott government will not build a train line to a new airport at Badgerys Creek, but says it wants to allow for a rail link to be easily added to a working airport later.
Sydney's sometimes rancorous east-west socio-economic rivalry threatens to hobble the city's second airport at Badgerys Creek before the first plane gets off the ground.
The influential Migrational Council Australia has warned any moves by the government to give China special treatment under the 457 visa program as part of a free trade agreement could "undermine social cohesion".
West Australian Senator Louise Pratt has just launched a blistering attack on her Labor colleague, Joe Bullock, labelling him a “deeply homophobic” person who is disloyal to his own party, and calling for urgent reform of the WA branch of the Labor Party.