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Australia will 'continue to welcome' Hong Kong residents as calls mount to match UK's offer of safe haven

Australia will 'continue to welcome' Hong Kong residents as calls mount to match UK's offer of safe haven

MPs urge the government to help people fearing China’s planned security lawsThe Australian government has declared it will “continue to welcome” Hong Kong residents, but it won’t be drawn on calls for
Morrison government announces return to mutual obligation for jobseekers

Morrison government announces return to mutual obligation for jobseekers

Michaelia Cash says there will be a three-phase restart of welfare requirementsThe federal government has announced a “limited capacity” return to mutual obligation requirements for Australia’s
Palace letters: high court rules Queen's secret correspondence in lead-up to Whitlam dismissal are commonwealth records

Palace letters: high court rules Queen's secret correspondence in lead-up to Whitlam dismissal are commonwealth records

Historian Jenny Hocking wins landmark case after campaigning for release of secret letters between monarch and then Australian governor general Sir John KerrThe historian Jenny Hocking has won a
Welfare recipients facing five-month delays to exit cashless debit card scheme

Welfare recipients facing five-month delays to exit cashless debit card scheme

Data shows that of the 859 application lodged since September, only 30 have been accepted A cashless debit card “opt out” scheme introduced last year to allow people to exit the controversial program
Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Labor’s Penny Wong says PM should ‘pick up the phone’ to US president and Mike Pompeo warns Victoria over cooperation in China’s Belt and Road projectLabor has called on Scott Morrison to pick up the
Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Penny Wong says treasurer should have ‘the courage’ to take responsibility for error as Coalition faces calls to expand wage subsidy Labor will attempt to pressure the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to
Albanese demands Michael McCormack apology for 'hair on fire' climate change quip

Albanese demands Michael McCormack apology for 'hair on fire' climate change quip

Labor leader says deputy PM’s comment about activism is ‘entirely inappropriate’ after recent bushfiresAnthony Albanese has demanded the deputy prime minister and Nationals leader, Michael McCormack,
Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – as it happened

Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – as it happened

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to by NSW, ‘a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’, as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. This blog is now
Parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence fails Hannah Clarke and her children, senator says

Parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence fails Hannah Clarke and her children, senator says

Law Council of Australia ‘appalled’ as inquiry ends early without seeking any submissions or holding public hearingsA parliamentary inquiry into domestic and family violence, established in the wake
Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce among those who raised objections to the Peter Dutton proposal for regional airport fees The Morrison government has overhauled cost recovery arrangements for
Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

PM tries to explain contrary evidence from the audit office as Senate inquiry says it will ask Bridget McKenzie to appearScott Morrison has claimed his office asked Bridget McKenzie to seek his
Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

The bill moves to the Senate as Josh Frydenberg gets tested for coronavirus due to coughing fit during question time and eight more cases detected at Cedar Meats. This blog is now closed Sign up for
Victoria, NSW and Queensland premiers appear on Q&A – as it happened

Victoria, NSW and Queensland premiers appear on Q&A – as it happened

Daniels Andrews, Gladys Berejiklian and Annastacia Palaszczuk on Q+A as Victoria and Queensland plan to ease lockdown restrictions. This blog is now closedSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily
Queensland deputy premier Jackie Trad resigns ministerial duties amid integrity probe

Queensland deputy premier Jackie Trad resigns ministerial duties amid integrity probe

Health minister Steven Miles has been appointed deputy premier, while Cameron Dick will take on the role as treasurerJackie Trad has resigned from the Queensland government cabinet after standing down
Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans under fire for sharing views of UK conspiracy theorist David Icke

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans under fire for sharing views of UK conspiracy theorist David Icke

Labor MP Josh Burns writes to the chef to warn him about Icke’s ‘long history of anti-Semitism’The celebrity chef Pete Evans has come under fresh criticism for promoting the coronavirus views of David
Greens warn Clean Energy Finance Corporation overhaul a 'Trojan horse for coal and gas'

Greens warn Clean Energy Finance Corporation overhaul a 'Trojan horse for coal and gas'

Adam Bandt says Labor and the crossbench should oppose the change and instead pursue renewables for the power gridThe Greens say a move by the Morrison government to overhaul the legislation
Labor wants secrecy in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case to be examined by watchdog

Labor wants secrecy in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case to be examined by watchdog

Shadow attorney general says use of national security law in defamation case is a first as the Coalition denies any sort of secret trialLabor wants the national security watchdog to examine the
Penny Wong defends Kristina Keneally on Q+A over call for cut in temporary migration

Penny Wong defends Kristina Keneally on Q+A over call for cut in temporary migration

Opinion piece likened to ‘racist dog whistling’ and branded ‘ill-timed’ on ABC panel showPenny Wong has defended Kristina Keneally over her call for a reduction in temporary migration, saying her
Eden-Monaro byelection: Liberals line up Andrew Constance as Labor confirms Kristy McBain

Eden-Monaro byelection: Liberals line up Andrew Constance as Labor confirms Kristy McBain

NSW minister Constance has not yet committed to running in the federal seat, with Jim Molan still not ruled outThe New South Wales minister Andrew Constance is expected to put his hand up to be the
Newmarch House: NSW blasted for not acting sooner on Sydney's coronavirus-stricken aged care home

Newmarch House: NSW blasted for not acting sooner on Sydney's coronavirus-stricken aged care home

State Labor leader Jodi McKay says families ‘have been battling’ for 19 days to get adequate care and were not always being given the choice to transfer sick relatives to hospitalFollow the day’s