Australian politics

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Covid vaccine protests in Melbourne as Kerry Chant warns of ‘uptick’ in Sydney Omicron cases
Greg Hunt says TGA and Atagi to decide on Pfizer vaccines for children by the end of the year

Tory Shepherd

04, Dec, 2021 @6:25 AM

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Scott Morrison attacked over ‘secrecy’ after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia
National cabinet documents obtained by Rex Patrick reveal increased risk of extreme weather events

Tory Shepherd

04, Dec, 2021 @1:41 AM

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Dog noises, name calling, claims of abuse: a week of shame in Australian politics
Despite a review finding one in three parliamentary staffers have been sexually harassed, behaviour inside the building shows no sign of improvement

Amy Remeikis in Canberra

04, Dec, 2021 @1:32 AM

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The climate war is destructive, dumb as a bag of hammers, but Scott Morrison is prepared to wage it anyway | Katharine Murphy
The prime minister wants a fight with Labor to help his re-election chances and Anthony Albanese has finally given him one

Katharine Murphy

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Labor’s climate plan can’t fix 12 years of broken politics – but it could be the catalyst Australia needs
With parts of the business community ready to move on emissions, the opposition’s modest goal could be easily met – or surpassed

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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BHP vaccine mandate declared unlawful; NSW towns evacuate as storms threaten – as it happened
Northern Territory woman dies of Covid; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy, Mostafa Rachwani and Tory Shepherd (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @7:51 AM

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Anthony Albanese commits Labor to emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030
In opposition leader’s most significant policy announcement to date, Albanese also pledges to boost renewables share of grid to 82%

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Dec, 2021 @6:22 AM

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Craig Kelly: MP banned from Facebook appointed to parliament’s social media inquiry
Choice of the MP, who has been criticised for posting ‘misleading’ vaccine information online, raises other committee members’ eyebrows

Josh Taylor

03, Dec, 2021 @4:34 AM

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NSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates target met with scepticism
‘We set a target every election, then we fail to meet it,’ senior Liberal state executive member says

Anne Davies

03, Dec, 2021 @2:32 AM

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Scott Morrison denies misleading Australians on Liberal senator Alex Antic’s vaccination status
Prime minister says he wasn’t corrected after last month telling ABC radio the South Australian senator was ‘double-dose vaccinated’

Paul Karp

03, Dec, 2021 @1:02 AM

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Labor candidate Sally Sitou fears ‘undertones of racism’ spreading in Australia after Twitter abuse
Vow to stand up for migrants if elected after messages question loyalties amid China tensions

Mostafa Rachwani

02, Dec, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Natalie Baini claims Liberal party ignored complaint about conduct of married Coalition minister
Exclusive: The former Liberal complained to Scott Morrison’s office and party leaders about Craig Laundy who she was in a relationship with

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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