Chifley Research Centre Conference: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calls out First Nations Voice criticisers

Anthony Albanese will be hitting back at critics of the proposed First Nations Voice to parliament during an impassioned plea for Australians to back the cause. Speaking at the Chifley Research Centre Conference on Sunday, the Prime Minister will urge Australians to support a referendum to enshrine an Indigenous voice in the Constitution. Australians will … Read more

Voice to parliament: Anthony Albanese’s plea to Peter Dutton

Peter Dutton has committed to further meetings with the government’s Voice advisory body, but is still insisting the Prime Minister must provide concrete answers for how it would work. The Opposition Leader and shadow attorney-general Julian Leeser joined the referendum working group on Thursday. But even before the meeting, Mr Dutton had shut down any … Read more

Who will pay for the search for a Western Australia radioactive capsule

Western Australia rejoiced on Wednesday after a tiny, potentially deadly, radioactive capsule was found in a “needle in a haystack” outback search effort. But the debacle has sparked criticism, with those involved conceding “it should never have been lost”. “It’s been found!” WA Premier Mark McGowan declared on Wednesday afternoon. An exhaustive search was launched … Read more

Alice Springs report recommends NT government ‘urgently’ amend liquor act to impose further alcohol restrictions

A report commissioned by the Northern Territory and Federal Governments has recommended the Territory urgently legislate further alcohol restrictions in Central Australia. Key points: The report was to advise the NT and federal governments on whether blanket alcohol restrictions should be reinstated in Central Australia It comes after Anthony Albanese flew into Alice Springs last week amid … Read more

Business lobby urges bipartisan support for key climate legislation

Anthony Albanese has found allies among the business lobby in a looming fight over a key plank of his climate policy. Labor wants to reform the so-called safeguard mechanism to require heavy emitters to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by nearly five per cent a year. Under the proposed revamp of the scheme, the country’s … Read more

National cabinet to be handed major report into Medicare

A plan to overhaul Medicare will be considered by leaders later this week as pressure mounts for the federal government to reform the “broken” health system. Anthony Albanese confirmed the report by the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce will be handed to the national cabinet when it meets on Friday. “We need to talk through the hospital … Read more

Oatlands crash: Abdallah family to host family festival on i4Give Day

A memorial day in honour of four children killed in the Oatlands car crash will include a free family festival for the first time this year to encourage people to come together. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, his predecessor Scott Morrison and Premier Dominic Perrottet are all expected to attend the event, along with a number … Read more

Alice Springs nurse details child sexual abuse on Today, Karl Stefanovic speechless

A registered nurse left Karl Stefanovic speechless on the Today show after revealing the disturbing reason some children roam the streets in Alice Springs, detailing horrific instances of the child sexual abuse that plagues many of Australia’s remote communities. Rachel Hale, who has worked as a registered nurse for almost 14 years, spoke on Tuesday … Read more

NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles downplays prospect of Intervention alcohol bans returning in Alice Springs

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has appeared to downplay the prospect of Intervention-era alcohol bans being reinstated in Alice Springs this week. Key points: Natasha Fyles did not directly answer when asked if she expects the bans to be imposed She says communities could prepare and vote on their own alcohol management plans instead Aboriginal … Read more

Alice Springs youth hurl rocks, brawl with pub patrons in violent weekend | Videos

Out-of-control youth in Alice Springs have been filmed hurling racial abuse, spitting and assaulting pub patrons in a weekend of violence just days after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to the troubled outback town. Rachel Hale, 45, captured the series of encounters from her room above The Diplomat Hotel on Gregory Terrace in the CBD … Read more