Federal Labor and Liberal parties pledge additional funding for CIT accommodation, Canberra’s Home of Football

With only 10 days until Australians vote in the federal election, both the Liberal and Labor parties have promised a few extra million dollars in funding for the ACT, if they are successful at the poll. Key points: Federal Labor is promising $ 10 million for housing at-risk students at the CIT’s Woden campus The … Read more

Queensland LNP candidate Vivian Lobo referred to federal police over allegations of false address

The Australian Electoral Commission has referred LNP candidate Vivian Lobo to the federal police over allegations he provided false information to the AEC about his residential address. The AEC was investigating allegations against Mr Lobo, who is running for the key seat of Lilley in Brisbane, which is held by Labor by a tiny margin. … Read more

Federal election: Could battle for marginal seat of Leichhardt spell trouble in paradise for Warren Entsch?

The marginal far north Queensland seat of Leichhardt has long been won by the party that forms government, and this year it is shaping up to be one of the battles to watch. Liberal MP Warren Entsch has held the sprawling seat for more than two decades, an area that spans from Cairns to the … Read more

AEC looking into claim LNP candidate for Lilley Vivian Lobo allegedly provided false details about home address

The Labor Party has lodged a complaint with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) over allegations LNP candidate for Lilley, Vivian Lobo, has provided false information about his residential address. Key points: Vivian Lobo declined to answer questions about whether he lived at the Everton Park address he was enrolled to vote at The home looks … Read more

Scott Morrison says he misspoke after claiming the JobSeeker unemployment payment had risen to $ 46 a week

Scott Morrison says he “misspoke” when he got the details of the unemployment benefit wrong on the campaign trail, brushing off questions about whether he is out of touch. Key points: Scott Morrison was asked about how to reduce cost-of-living pressures in Perth Mr Morrison says he “misspoke” when he said JobSeeker payments had increased … Read more

George Christensen to run for the Senate as a candidate in Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party

Rogue former Coalition MP George Christensen has prompted one of the early surprises of the 2022 election campaign, announcing he will run for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party as a Senate candidate at the May 21 election. Key points: After quitting the LNP last week, the former Coalition MP announced he’d run for Pauline Hanson’s … Read more

George Christensen announces intention to run in 2022 federal election for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party

Rogue former Coalition MP George Christensen has prompted one of the early shocks of the 2022 election campaign, announcing he will run for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party at the May 21 election. Key points: After quitting the LNP last week, the former Coalition MP announced he’d run for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party It’s … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confronted by local resident while campaigning at Edgeworth Tavern in Newcastle

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received a bollocking about cost of living pressures from a pub patron in regional New South Wales, as he campaigned ahead of the federal election. Key points: Mr Morrison was meeting locals at the Edgeworth Tavern in Newcastle when he was confronted by a disability pensioner The man questioned the … Read more

Morrison government blasted for ‘bungling’ eastern Australian flood disaster after refusing to heed warnings

High-ranking former emergency services chiefs have attacked the Morrison government for “bungling” the flood disaster still affecting communities along the nation’s east coast. Key points: Australia is “under-prepared” for “climate-fueled disasters”, says Emergency Leaders for Climate Action The group comprises 37 former emergency services leaders with vast experience in emergency management It says the federal … Read more

Jarrod Bleijie lashed by Attorney-General after using parliamentary privilege to raise ‘most serious issue’

Queensland’s Attorney-General has lashed out at an opposition MP who used parliamentary privilege to urge the Premier to intervene in a court case involving a politician allegedly trying to suppress a report from the state’s corruption watchdog. Key points: The LNP’s Jarrod Bleijie raised in the house yesterday what he described as “a most serious … Read more