MPs suggest Johnson behind ‘mysterious intervention’ in Nowzad evacuation

MPs suggest Johnson behind ‘mysterious intervention’ in Nowzad evacuation

M Ps have pointed the finger at Boris Johnson for a “mysterious intervention” in an effort to evacuate staff from the Nowzad animal welfare charity from Afghanistan. In a scathing report, a cross-party committee said the situation around Nowzad’s animals and staff highlighted the “arbitrary and chaotic” nature of the Foreign Office’s role in the … Read more

Timeline of troubled Crossrail project

L ondon’s Crossrail project suffered numerous setbacks. Here the PA news agency looks at the key dates in the 20-year history of the railway. Then-prime minister Gordon Brown (second from the left) gave the go-ahead for the project in 2007 (Steve Parsons/PA) / PA Archive – January 2002: Cross London Rail Links Ltd, a joint … Read more

Net zero could help communities lacking investment, think tank says

T he Government’s plans to invest in a net-zero future could help “level up” the country and create opportunities in the north of England, a new report has claimed. The Resolution Foundation think tank said that the drive to net zero would channel investment to parts of the country that have seen underinvestment in recent … Read more

Federal election 2022 live updates: Polls close across Australia as hung parliament looms as genuine possibility

Coal the goal in marginal Hunter seat ABC News By Amelia Bernasconi and Bridget Murphy In a seat that will change hands with tonight’s vote no matter what due to the retirement of the incumbent, there is a crystal-clear focus. At polling centres in the seat of Hunter, in NSW mining heartland, there were few … Read more

Federal election: Labor leader Anthony Albanese speaks on ABC 7.30

On education, housing and coal Mr Albanese is asked about Labor’s promise to attract high performers to the teaching profession. She says the issue is not necessarily about attracting new teachers to the workforce, but retaining teachers because of the workload and the stress. Here’s how he responded: Well, one of the things that we can do … Read more

Labor leader Anthony Albanese slams ‘some of the nonsense’ election coverage as on-the-day voters set to decide his fate

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has hit out at some political journalists and their coverage of the election campaign, saying it was putting some Australians off politics. Key points: Anthony Albanese has been criticised by some of his own supporters and pundits for not putting forward more policy ideas He says he will not over-promise and under-deliver for voters … Read more

Residential school survivors told Ottawa they didn’t want to ‘wear’ decision to raise flags from half-mast: documents

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast, on June 2, 2021.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Documents show some residential school survivors told Ottawa they didn’t want to “wear” a decision to raise the Canadian flag, as the government spent months mulling how to lift the Maple Leaf from half-mast. Hoisting the flag became … Read more

Federal election live: ABC experts answer questions from young voters

This question has come in from our audience over on Instagram. “Well, one thing about this campaign is that there aren’t a lot of significant differences between the party’s policies. In a lot of cases Labor has matched the Coalition’s ideas, sometimes with a few of their own tweaks. “Three of the policies that do … Read more

Prince Charles says Canada must confront ‘darker’ aspects of its past

Prince Charles is greeted by well-wishers in St. John’s on May 17.PAUL CHIASSON / AFP / Getty Images The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall began their tour of Canada confronted by the legacy of British colonialism, and faced calls for the Crown to apologize for the trauma left behind by the country’s … Read more

Ottawa Police did not make direct request for invocation of Emergencies Act, says interim chief

The Ottawa Police Service did not make a direct request for the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act, its interim chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. Chief Steve Bell was appearing before the House of Commons standing committee on procedure and House affairs as part of its study on expanding federal jurisdiction for security … Read more