“The government remains committed to some $13 billion of cuts proposed in the 2014 budget, but that were blocked in the senate. They are things that would have affected people on low incomes, like reductions to family payments, that would increase child poverty.”
In any ordinary circumstances, Malcolm Turnbull would be out selling last week’s budget. Instead, he’s on the hustings, largely ignoring it.
“For many of the most poorly known and most restricted species, there’s simply not enough knowledge to satisfy the onus for listing.”
With taxonomists themselves a threatened species, endangered fauna risks going unnoticed and unlisted for protection – particularly if it isn’t cute and furry.
The harassment, beating and jailing of independence protesters by Indonesian authorities in Papua continues, while Australia turns a blind eye.
Tense times over nuclear deterrence; Hong Kong closing ranks on financial transparency; Kalashnikov to have a clothing line.
“For many of us, this type of privacy – ridding the internet of yourself – is out of reach. We need this public part of the internet – or feel as if we need it. The true elites do not need the internet. The true expression of elitism is privacy.”
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Malcolm Turnbull is now running for re-election on a “plan”. What plan? It’s not a plan. Just a gimmick, a simplistic one-shot tactic. Reduce corporate tax and growth will ensue, jobs will …
With one friend dead after setting himself alight, a teenage Iranian held on Nauru has all but lost hope of starting a new life in Australia.
An app offering an in-house butler service is the latest business promising more free time. But is time really the problem?
Play it (it’s a musical instrument).
Acts. (Bonus points: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.)
“Mr Shorten now has … to come out and condemn the comments of these seven backbenchers and members of the Labor Party who are obviously opposed to the Labor Party policy.”
The immigration minister challenges the Labor leader to condemn the seven party members who were found to have a trace of decency on the issue of asylum.
“I am making a stand against the faceless men and women in the Liberal party who pervert the process.”
The former Liberal says he will run as an independent to stare down secrecy and misprocess. This is the same Dennis Jensen who wrote a book under a pseudonym, used office letterhead to lobby a literary agent, and then got upset when all this was reported.
“What I’ve decided to do is not cower. I’m a free American, I can do what I want with my possessions.”
The man who shot Trayvon Martin announces he will sell the firearm he used. America decided he was free to do what he wants with his guns, including kill innocent black men.
“I had the local Landcare group in my office with long maps ... and we were discussing how we were going to rehabilitate the river.”
The member for Lindsay hits back at suggestions she was disloyal during the leadership ballot, explaining she was in a carp eradication meeting when Abbott was challenged. The carp got herpes; the Liberals got Turnbull.
“It will prevent the undeserved trashing of reputations and will still permit a proper focus ... [without] the temptation for flamboyance and theatre.”
The NSW government’s independent inspector recommends ICAC cease holding public hearings. Transparency is distracting in clothes and the law.
“He was receiving ongoing treatment in hospital, but died early today after a series of cardiac arrests.”
The department of immigration confirms on Wednesday that another refugee has died on Nauru. He was 26.