Australian politics

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Former finance minister who helped sink carbon price now urging Australia to adopt one
Mathias Cormann, now head of the OECD, was instrumental in repealing the nation’s key climate policy in 2014

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @9:19 AM

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‘Go grab a rifle’: Barnaby Joyce says the only way to meet methane reduction targets is to start shooting cattle
Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister disagree over key methane emissions target ahead of Cop26

Sarah Martin, Peter Hannam and Adam Morton

28, Oct, 2021 @7:25 AM

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming withdraws apology for online treatment of two Brisbane women
Unrepentant federal MP tells parliament it is now ‘obvious’ that bullying allegations in March were ‘fabricated’

Paul Karp

28, Oct, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Australia’s foreign minister to meet French ambassador in bid to heal submarine rift
Marise Payne says she regrets France’s ‘deep disappointment’, as tension with Indonesia over Aukus deal revealed

Daniel Hurst

28, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Pauline Hanson claims credit for Coalition’s controversial voter ID laws
Opponents warn eligible voters in vulnerable groups, including Indigenous Australians, may be discouraged or excluded from voting

Paul Karp

28, Oct, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Congress constraints mean the US and Australia aren’t so far apart on climate after all | Simon Jackman
Joe Biden’s exhortations for major economies to do more may not match what he is able to legislate

Simon Jackman

28, Oct, 2021 @1:04 AM

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Corruption complaints within Australia’s law enforcement agencies soar
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity reports busiest year in its 15-year history

Sarah Martin

27, Oct, 2021 @9:24 PM

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‘Such a difficult website’: Malcolm Turnbull’s tech troubles with foreign influence register he created
Documents obtained under freedom of information show obligations rankling with former Australian PMs Turnbull and Kevin Rudd

Daniel Hurst

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia must guard against ‘malign actors’ disrupting our elections, Jenny McAllister says
Labor MP and new intelligence committee deputy chair calls on government to clarify security agencies’ roles in countering foreign interference

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Labor has led Coalition in eight of nine Guardian Essential polls, analysis shows
Opposition hit quarterly high in most recent poll, leading government 53% to 47% on two-party preferred basis

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Thousands of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses going to waste despite near-record production
Authorities move to head off supply glut amid calls for increased donations to lower-income neighbouring countries

Christopher Knaus

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Scott Morrison refuses to release net zero 2050 modelling amid condemnation of climate policy
Labor derides government’s proclaimed technology-driven plan as a ‘steaming pile of nothingness’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @9:11 AM

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