Turnbull considered the NIC - so where is Morrison?

Revelations last night that former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was planning to introduce a National Integrity Commission before being rolled show the deep divisions within the coalition on this important issue.

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Labor to move Senate inquiry on LGBTI student and staff discrimination

Labor will hold the government accountable to its pledge to remove discrimination against LGBTI children in schools, with an inquiry to progress this issue in light of stalling by the Morrison Government.

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Appointment of Brigadier Cheryl Pearce to command UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus

Labor joins with the Government in congratulating Australian Defence Force Brigadier Cheryl Pearce as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

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Morrison must refer Crewther

Reports today that Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther invested in a company that has received federal grants – after spruiking those very grants in Parliament – cast serious doubts over his eligibility for Parliament and mean he must be referred to the High Court.

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Porter's 'Johnny come lately' moment

For eight months, the government has repeatedly refused Labor’s offer to work together on establishing a National Integrity Commission.

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Family Court CEO casts doubt on PWC report claims

Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the Family Court Warwick Soden has cast doubt on a key assumption in a management consultants’ report, which the government has used to justify its planned amalgamation of the Family and Federal Circuit Courts.

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Porter's gag has chilling effect on Auditor independence

Reports in The Guardian today show Attorney-General Christian Porter has used extraordinary powers to hide the Auditor-General’s findings on whether a major defence procurement project delivered value for money for the Commonwealth.

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Robert McClennand knew the story behind modern families

When Gough Whitlam introduced the Family Law Bill 1974 into parliament, the bill that created the Family Court, he had a lot to say about its special nature: “The essence of the Family Courts is that they will be helping courts. Judges will be specially and carefully selected for their suitability for the work of the court.

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CDPP confirms more funding needed for Royal Commission

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Sarah McNaughton, has today confirmed she is in discussions with the government about the need for additional funding for her agency, due to an expected increase in workload stemming from the Banking Royal Commission.

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