Brandis opinion shopping another sign of government dysfunction

Reports today that Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has been ‘opinion shopping’ for legal advice goes to the heart of concerns about the failure of Senator Brandis to work with Australia’s second law officer, Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson.

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Brandis lied to Parliament over Solicitor-General

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has been caught lying to the Australian Parliament over his claim that he consulted the Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson, prior to amending the Legal Services Direction.

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Labor welcomes Information Commissioner backdown

Another day, another backdown from this government.

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Time for Turnbull to allow a free vote on marriage equality

New reports showing more Australians support a parliamentary vote than a plebiscite on marriage equality show people want the Turnbull government to do its job.

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Honest George desn't want a plebiscite

Senator George Brandis has finally injected some honesty into the Government’s position on the marriage equality plebiscite, admitting today that it wasn't his "preferred option" but was forced on the Government by the radical right wing running the party room.

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Labor re-opens Victoria's Emergency Management Institute

Federal Labor applauds the announcement today by the Victorian state government that the former Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon, cruelly shut last year by the Abbott-Turnbull government, will be reopened.

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Senate Inquiry into George Brandis's attack on the Solicitor-General

The Senate has today voted by a substantial majority to establish an inquiry into Senator George Brandis’s appalling attack on the independence of the Solicitor-General.

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Turnbull confirms no National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse

Malcolm Turnbull today confirmed in Question Time that there will be no single national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, while there is a Liberal Government. 

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Government makes a mess of marriage equality

The Turnbull Government’s $160 million plebiscite on marriage equality has not even gone to cabinet and already the government has descended into open warfare.

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Brandis admits he personally appointed Liberal donor to Tribunal post

Attorney-General George Brandis has made the astonishing admission this afternoon that he personally approached a lawyer who represented his son and who has donated money to the Liberal National Party in order to offer him a senior role on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) with a salary of $370,000 per year for the next five years.

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