TOPICS: Liberal leadership
TOPICS: Peter Dutton; Visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu; South China Sea.
TOPICS: Christmas break; energy policy, ABCC, Turnbull government’s cuts; US-Australia relationship; parliamentary voteT
TOPICS: Malcolm Turnbull’s performance; defence industry; South China Sea; diversity in the armed forces; asylum seeker swap
TOPICS: China-US relations, Australia-US relations
Revelations at Estimates have caught out Christopher Pyne wasting taxpayers’ money and politicising national security in his ideological attack on renewables.
Marise Payne and Christopher Pyne are putting our national security at risk with their bungling of Australia’s Tiger helicopter program. The ANAO has found the amount of funding required to address caveats, capability deficiencies and obsolescence issues is unable to quantified.
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, which saw 7,500 Allied lives lost in conflict, and 15,000 Australians taken as prisoners – a third of whom would not survive the war. A National Service at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat will form part of the commemorative events to mark this significant moment in the history of Australia and the Second World War.
Local farmers, business operators and community members will find little comfort in claims by Tim Nicholls, Queensland LNP Leader that “I have spoken to the Prime Minister and he has now asked the Department to investigate alternative sites and locations, that’s the commitment I got”. The Prime Minister needs to talk to locals, not cut political deals with his mates.
Today the Queensland LNP joined Labor in calling on the Prime Minister to finally start listening to those who will be adversely affected by the Government’s proposal to expand Defence training areas outside Rockhampton and Townsville. Labor welcomes the Queensland LNP’s intervention, albeit a bit late.
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.