TOPICS: North Korean missile testing, Syrian conflict
TOPICS: London terror attack; Government’s childcare changes; Omnibus cuts; 18C; Science meets parliament; China; Parliamentary questions
TOPICS: 18C, visit by Premier Li Keqiang, Australia-China relationship.
The very first act I undertook as a young lawyer at the Transport Workers Union, an act that I thought at the time was a very menial, small and routine was to vary the Transport Workers Award to update its superannuation clause. Just the beginning of reading Mary’s book makes you realise a small and menial act like that was part of a much larger achievement, a colossal achievement of the entirety of the Labor movement.
TOPICS: US alliance; China; North Korea; Syria
TOPICS: Darwin & Northern Territory Defence Industry, Robertson Barracks, Larrakeyah Barracks.
Today’s ANAO into the Army’s workforce management has again showed Defence Minister Payne has no interest in doing her day job. The report found the Army has more positions than the Government has funded, and that 10 of the Army’s 99 workforce categories have either serious or critical workforce issues.
This week marks the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war, a tragic conflict which has now claimed the lives of close to half a million people.
Christopher Pyne has finally recognised his government has failed to make sure Australia has the skills to build ships we need for our country’s security. It’s a shame it’s taken him so long to get there. There’s only one problem: where are the jobs? The bald truth is the Turnbull government is cutting jobs from ASC Pty Ltd, not adding them.
Reports today detailing allegations of corruption within Australian Border Force are incredibly serious and throw into question the integrity of our border security and customs operations.