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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Senate motion - where is Porter?

Christian Porter’s statement today explaining his role in the government’s decision to support the appalling Hanson motion endorsing a key catchphrase used by the white supremacy movement, is flimsy and inadequate at best.

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Labor calls for an end to discrimination against LGBTI students and teachers

Labor is calling on the government to immediately amend the Sex Discrimination Act to remove outdated exemptions that allow religious schools to discriminate against students and teachers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Government desperate for distraction

 Scott Morrison must release the Ruddock Review immediately - before the Wentworth byelection.

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Time to release secret Religious Freedom report

Today’s embarrassing leak of key details of the secret Ruddock review into religious freedom means Scott Morrison has no choice – he must release the report in full.

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