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 Whaitiri backs Maori gut in NZ Labour defection

Whaitiri backs Maori gut in NZ Labour defection

May 09, 2023 06:49 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Low-profile New Zealand MP Meka Whaitiri has reshaped the October election with her defection from Labour to the Maori Party.

 NSW coalition front bench resolved at eleventh hour

NSW coalition front bench resolved at eleventh hour

May 09, 2023 06:09 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Six weeks after being swept from power, the NSW coalition has settled its leadership woes and finally announced its shadow ministry as parliament resu...

 High inflation hovers over Labor's second budget

High inflation hovers over Labor's second budget

May 08, 2023 04:22 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Households struggling with the cost of living will get some support in the federal budget but the threat of inflation will keep handouts contained.

 Cairns hosts Qld sittings of regional parliament

Cairns hosts Qld sittings of regional parliament

May 08, 2023 04:02 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Queensland MPs are in Cairns for the sittings of regional parliament, with cost of living, youth crime and the Path to Treaty laws set to dominate deb...

 Renters and public assets top Minns parliament agenda

Renters and public assets top Minns parliament agenda

May 08, 2023 03:29 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Better protection of rental tenants and safeguarding water utilities are priorities for the Minns government as NSW parliament resumes.

 Ice cold Whaitiri leaves NZ PM Hipkins on read

Ice cold Whaitiri leaves NZ PM Hipkins on read

May 08, 2023 03:26 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Former Labour MP Meka Whaitiri has given her old partyroom colleagues the cold shoulder, failing to return calls or texts after defecting to the Maori...

 Fadden by-election to be next big test for Liberals

Fadden by-election to be next big test for Liberals

May 08, 2023 12:51 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

While Fadden is seen as a safe seat for the coalition, the upcoming by-election in the Gold Coast electorate will bring new challenges for Peter Dutto...

 Payment boost for single parents as age limit lifted

Payment boost for single parents as age limit lifted

May 08, 2023 11:07 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

The cut-off for the single parent payment will be raised from eight years to 14 for the youngest child under changes in the federal budget.

 Curbing crime, boosting tourism focus of NT budget

Curbing crime, boosting tourism focus of NT budget

May 08, 2023 11:02 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Millions of dollars will be spent tackling crime rates, and tourism spending will be increased to try and lure more visitors to the Northern Territory...

 Housing, jobs on federal parliament agenda

Housing, jobs on federal parliament agenda

May 08, 2023 09:34 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

It may be budget week in federal parliament but there are a number of other priorities for the Albanese government, including housing and job security...

 Single parent payment threshold extended in budget

Single parent payment threshold extended in budget

May 08, 2023 09:25 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

The federal government is changing the cut-off for the single parent payment, raising it to 14 years for the youngest child, up from the current age o...

 No apology over Opera House sails coronation snub

No apology over Opera House sails coronation snub

May 08, 2023 07:31 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

NSW Premier Chris Minns says the prohibitive cost of lighting up the Opera House was the reason he ditched plans to illuminate the sails for the coron...

 Women's summit headlines a week of voice events

Women's summit headlines a week of voice events

May 08, 2023 06:25 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

More than 50 events supporting the "yes" case for the Indigenous voice to parliament will be staged across Australia this week.

 Role of Victorian First Peoples' Assembly could widen

Role of Victorian First Peoples' Assembly could widen

May 07, 2023 01:42 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Victoria's premier says Aboriginal people should have a greater say in determining funding amid reports of a bigger role for the First Peoples' Assemb...

 Victorian Liberal leader will vote to expel exiled MP

Victorian Liberal leader will vote to expel exiled MP

May 07, 2023 01:09 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto will support a motion to expel exiled MP Moira Deeming from the party at an upcoming meeting.

 Plans for new Tasmanian AFL stadium to be fast-tracked

Plans for new Tasmanian AFL stadium to be fast-tracked

May 07, 2023 09:16 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Redevelopment of a new Hobart stadium precinct will be classified as a major project, bypassing the local council in the approval process.

 Vic Liberal MPs seek to expel Moira Deeming

Vic Liberal MPs seek to expel Moira Deeming

May 06, 2023 04:24 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto has received a notice of motion from five MPs seeking to expel Moira Deeming at an upcoming party room meeting.

 Liberals to look local for Stuart Robert replacement

Liberals to look local for Stuart Robert replacement

May 06, 2023 02:08 PM AEST | By AAPNEWS

A by-election will be triggered in the Queensland seat of Fadden following the retirement of Liberal MP Stuart Robert.

 Exiled Vic Liberal MP will not pursue legal action

Exiled Vic Liberal MP will not pursue legal action

May 06, 2023 11:47 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

Victorian MP Moira Deeming says she will not follow through with legal action after she was suspended from the Liberal parliamentary party.

 Australian Olympic committee backs voice 'yes' vote

Australian Olympic committee backs voice 'yes' vote

May 06, 2023 10:16 AM AEST | By AAPNEWS

The olympic committee is one of the first Australian sporting bodies to announce its position on the referendum into an Indigenous voice to parliament...

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