Attorney-General Senator Brandis has admitted that the Abbott Government granted an extension of time and funding to the Trade Union Royal Commission despite not being asked to, under questioning last night in Senate Estimates.Read more
Senator Brandis confirmed in Senate Estimates today that he invoked an imaginary rule to insist on his staff sitting in on meetings between the Opposition and the President of the Independent Human Rights Commission.Read more
Labor has requested that the Government defer debate on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill until 2015 to give adequate time for a thorough consultation process to occur.Read more
The Federal Opposition today called on the Government to publicly release an exposure draft of its legislation to require the mandatory retention of metadata for up to two years.Read more
Labor welcomes the advisory report on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, released today by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Labor welcomes the appointment of Professor Gerard Vaughan AM as the new Director of the National Gallery of Australia
Labor welcomes the appointment of Professor Gerard Vaughan AM as the new Director of the National Gallery of Australia.Read more
Labor welcomes the announcement that Orchestra Victoria will become a wholly owned subsidiary of The Australian Ballet.Read more