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Dirco said Minister Lindiwe Sisulu would raise the concerns of the government relating to the advisory with her Australian counterpart, Minister Julie Bishop. ... "Officials from the department of International Relations and Cooperation have in the past requested, without success, that the advisory be amended ...
Cannabis is a “highly dangerous and addictive drug” that should not be legalised, the Australian Minister for Health has said. Greg Hunt was responding to a proposal from Australia's Green Party to legalise the drug. Hunt slammed the proposal as “medically irresponsible”, arguing that it “risks the health of ...

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has assured his Australian counterpart his country has no plans to allow China to build a military base on the ... Fairfax, citing unnamed sources, said no formal proposal had yet been made but the prospect of a Chinese military outpost so close to Australia had been ...
The West Australian agriculture minister, Alannah MacTiernan, has called for a two- to three-month suspension in the summer trade from 9 April. On Thursday, Wilson told Guardian Australia he had “always opposed the live sheep export, a trade that occurs almost exclusively out of my electorate of ...
Australia's acting prime minister, Michael McCormack, will promise to build on Barnaby Joyce's work by renewing the party's focus on regional health and ... as another area that “needs more work”, adding that he looks forward to working on it with his colleagues including deputy leader Bridget McKenzie.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Some members of Australia's governing Liberal Party want voters to believe immigrants are bad for the economy, draining ... It's a cause championed by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton, the immigration minister, who has said he hopes to become prime ...

The idea of increasing Australia's foreign aid commitment is opposed by 80% of Australians, the minister for international development and the Pacific, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, has told a UK audience, arguing any increase in foreign spending would be politically untenable in the current economy.
And much of 2018 has been consumed by the resignation of Barnaby Joyce, the former deputy prime minister, after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a former staff member. Critics said the turmoil undercut people's faith in Parliament and Mr. Turnbull's Liberal Party-led coalition. “I think if you ...
Bishop was responding to the furore that erupted after Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton said that white farmers should get fast-tracked entry into Australia on humanitarian grounds. Dutton said this week that the Australian government was exploring how to bring white South African farmers to ...
At a meeting of leaders at the Australia-Asean summit in Sydney, Suu Kyi addressed the issue “comprehensively [and] at some considerable length”, the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said. “Aung San Suu Kyi ... seeks support from Asean and other nations to provide help from a humanitarian ...
Julie Bishop has placed Australia firmly in Britain's corner in the escalating row with Russia over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on UK soil. The British prime minister, Theresa May, expelled 23 Russian diplomats, among other measures, after saying the Russian state was to blame for the 4 ...
Cape Town - A political storm has erupted in Australia over comments by home affairs minister Peter Dutton that the country would welcome white South African farmers. Dutton recently said white farmers are facing "horrific circumstances" of land seizures and violence in South Africa and wanted his ...
SYDNEY, Australia — Barnaby Joyce officially resigned Monday as Australia's deputy prime minister, clearing the way for a replacement — Michael ... along with at least two separate accusations of sexual harassment that have stirred up demands for a #MeToo reckoning across Australian politics.
While Joyce refused to step down as Nationals leader over the controversy, the leader of the Australian Conservatives stirred trouble for the Coalition by ... On Monday Turnbull acknowledged in an interview on 3AW that he had heard rumours about the liaison between the deputy prime minister and ...
Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, according to a poll. In a rare interview, Joyce blamed public life for the breakdown of his marriage. The scandal prompted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to ...
China has hit back at claims it has blocked Australian officials from entering its country, calling them "nonsensical. ... Earlier on Thursday, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he "wouldn't go that far" in characterizing the visa situations as refusals, but wouldn't deny that China has been delaying ...
Employment minister makes 'outrageous slurs' against Bill Shorten's female staff in Senate estimates committee but later withdraws them. ... DanTehanWannon: drug testing welfare recipients is not the only answer, but it could help people who are 'not benefiting' from Australia's economic environment.

The minister responsible for the federal government's Phoenix pay system said her government is aware of the problems associated with a similar system launched in Australia, and has learned from the mistakes made Down Under. Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough was reacting ...
MALCOLM TURNBULL, Australia's prime minister, looked relieved when on February 26th the junior party in his coalition, the Nationals, elected Michael ... Yet Mr Turnbull's “inability to deal firmly with Joyce”, says Norman Abjorensen of the Australian National University, suggests there will be no easy way ...
But what a day it was! Australia, you have a new deputy prime minister. Barnaby Joyce is on the backbench for the first time since 2013 (by my count). Malcolm Turnbull admitted he launched an investigation into his now former deputy prime minister. The Coalition Agreement is once again top of mind.
SYDNEY, Australia — Barnaby Joyce officially resigned Monday as Australia's deputy prime minister, clearing the way for a replacement — Michael ... along with at least two separate accusations of sexual harassment that have stirred up demands for a #MeToo reckoning across Australian politics.
Israel's prime minister on Wednesday said that his country's intelligence services passed along information that helped thwart an alleged terror plot ... The bomb never made it on the plane or even the screening area, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner National Security Michael Phelan said at ...
A defiant Barnaby Joyce has vowed to stare down a party room revolt on Monday after one of his own MPs declared the Deputy Prime Minister was "not ... that ensures Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's weekend meeting with US President Donald Trump is overshadowed by the political saga in Australia.
China's rising power and a resurgent Trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald ... President Donald Trump and Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017.
Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, according to a poll. In a rare interview, Joyce blamed public life for the breakdown of his marriage. The scandal prompted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to ...
FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Barnaby Joyce takes the oath of office as he was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Joyce is under mounting pressure to resign as party leader after newspapers revealed last week that he and a former staffer are expecting ...
No science minister, on a background of Australia's complex recent history of affiliating the science portfolio with a range of other ministries. ... In recent times, the Australian government has connected the science portfolio with industry, which is a reasonable place for science to sit given the government ...
(CNN) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is perhaps best known for the Pistol and Boo affair -- when he threatened actor Johnny Depp with perjury over bringing his ... Unlike many other countries, the Australian media has largely shied away from reporting on the private lives of its politicians.
Australia has power prices worse than a third world country, a global renewable energy guru says. ... "The current Australian Prime Minister has asked me to meet with him in a couple of weeks and just sort of talk about the general situation here in Australia and I'm not an expert at it but I know the cost of ...
The minister for Indigenous health, Ken Wyatt, says that when Malcolm Turnbull gives the Closing the Gap report it will show 'some good results'. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP. Ken Wyatt has said he is “optimistic” that an Indigenous voice to parliament could be established through legislation, rather than ...
In late January, Penny Wong delivered a speech to a think tank in Singapore that set a high watermark for sheer substance, some might say density, by a shadow foreign affairs minister. It was so rich in foreign policy analysis that one scholar at a leading Australian university has set it as reading material for ...
Foreign Minister Winston Peters and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop have been discussing foreign policy at Auckland's, Waiheke Island. ... “Cases are being managed and discussed and I reiterate Australia's commitment to consult with New Zealand on matters that effect New Zealand citizens and ...
"We owe it to the survivors not to waste this moment and we must continue to be guided by their wishes," Turnbull told Australia's House of Representatives Thursday. He said a "survivor-focused reference group" would help to write the apology. The Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to ...
SYDNEY: Australia will amend its proposed new laws designed to prevent further meddling from China in its domestic politics to offer protections to journalists amid concerns that reporters could be imprisoned for receiving classified information. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in December said ...
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has spoken publicly for the first time about the breakdown of his 24-year marriage and his new ... And he railed against the "salami-slicing" of MPs' private lives, delivering a robust defence of his conduct and arguing Australia should not go down the same ...
Critics suspected he was betting that Australia's recent history of resisting change in referendums would maintain the ban on same-sex marriage. But 62 per cent of voting Australians who took part in a postal survey last year opted for change. Parliament overwhelmingly supported legislation lifting the ban ...
England's Sam Billings displayed tremendous skill in the field to dismiss Australia's James Faulkner while he was batting for the Prime Minister's XI during a T20 tour match in Canberra. Faulkner swatted a ball over mid-wicket which Billings managed to catch and then toss up into the air as his momentum ...
Tony Abbott, the former Australian Prime Minister and vocal opponent of gay marriage, has celebrated his sister's same-sex wedding. Christine Forster married Virgina Flitcroft in a civil ceremony overlooking the Sydney Opera House, less than three months after the public rejected her brother's campaign ...
The documents lost by the AFP were from cabinet's national security committee, which controls Australia's security, intelligence and defence agenda, ... The documents also included legal advice from the Australian government solicitor which shows it strongly counselled the former prime minister Tony ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be visiting the White House later this month. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Turnbull will be meeting with President Donald Trump on Feb. 23. The two are expected to discuss a range of issues, including fighting ...
One man was born in Australia to New Zealand citizen parents. He had been a citizen of Australia since he was 10 years old, and repeatedly told immigration department officials he was Australian, but was ignored. “I am Australian-born,” he said in one interview. “I have been in Australia for my whole life.
But the donations list, which can be searched on the Australian Electoral Commission website, does not tell the full funding story for Australia's political parties. A big portion of the cash comes from other sources, such as the public election funding paid out after the July 2016 Federal election and income ...
When the Australian Tourism Commission first started marketing the country in 1967, the country recorded 222,000 international guests who spent about ... "We've seen 10% growth among American travelers in recent months," Steven Ciobo, Australia's minister for trade, tourism and investment, said at this ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump will host Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later this month, the White House announced Thursday. White House press secretary ... wrote a year ago. Turnbull also mocked Trump at a June event, according to leaked audio by Australia's Channel Nine.
Mr Turnbull often deferred to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to answer specific questions about the difficulty of getting chilled beef into China — despite a free-trade agreement — and funding for water infrastructure. Mr Joyce received the warmest response from the somewhat muted crowd with a ...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government is looking into how hundreds of secret documents were left inside two large cabinets that were sold. ... Australia's government is holding "an urgent investigation" into how hundreds of classified documents about the interior workings of several recent ...
The real winning response, with more than 2,000 votes, was to name the ferry after the founder of Clean Up Australia and 1994 Australian of the Year, Ian Kiernan. Fairfax Media reported at the time that, weeks before the announcement, Kiernan had been told by the department that his name would grace ...
Issues discussed included the minister's clear commitment to thoroughly reviewing the nine per cent stamp duty on agricultural insurance products. “Cotton Australia was also heartened by the minister's support for a Ministerial Agriculture Committee, and Cotton Australia looks forward to having input in ...
The Indigenous Affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, says no Indigenous Australian has told him the date of Australia Day should be changed other than a single government adviser. Speaking on the ABC's AM program on Friday, Scullion was asked about comments this week from the government adviser Chris ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern, who became New Zealand's prime minister in October, attracted international attention when she denounced television interviewers who had asked whether she ... During that time, she said, the deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, will assume her duties.


 

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