Labor welcomes new High Court appointments

Labor extends its warm congratulations to Susan Kiefel AC on her elevation to Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the Hon James Edelman on his appointment as a judge of the High Court today.

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Last chance for the government to stop the shortwave radio switch off

With the Northern Territory due to lose its essential shortwave radio service tomorrow, the Government is ignoring Labor’s calls to do all it can to continue this critical communications service and ensure listeners in the bush are not cut off.

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Australians in limbo as as Turnbull pulls plug on NBN rollout data

Once again the Turnbull Government has shown absolute contempt for Australian consumers seeking information about the NBN.

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Scullion finally wakes up on shortwave radio

With just over a week until the Northern Territory is due to lose its vital shortwave radio service, Indigenous Affairs Minister and Country Liberal Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion made his first, limp protest.

 

 

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Illegal whaling resumed while Turnbull meets Japan's PM

Labor condemns the resumption of illegal whaling by a Japanese fleet inside the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary, reported over the weekend.

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Turnbull must break silence on Japanese whaling

Labor encourages Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to use this weekend’s visit from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to raise the issue of illegal Japanese whaling happening now in protected waters.

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Broad agreement on marriage amendments needed

Labor's Mark Dreyfus and Terri Butler have called on a Senate Select Committee to reach agreement on the terms of a bill for marriage equality, in a submission made this morning.

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Mathias Cormann knew more on Bell

Another week, another Turnbull minister with something to confess about how much they knew about the Bell affair.

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Istanbul Terror Attack

Labor utterly condemns the barbarous and deadly attack on the Reina Nightclub in Turkey. 

 

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Community groups united against 18C

News today that ethnic community groups around the nation have mobilised in opposition to the Turnbull government’s attack on protections against racial hate speech should surprise no-one – except perhaps Mr Turnbull himself.

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