Tag: Australian politics

Former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian rules out running for federal seat of Warringah

Former politician says ‘I want my life to change’ and will pursue a private-sector career, despite Scott Morrison urging her to contest seat Follow our live blog for the latest updates Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing Gladys Berejiklian says she is bound for the private sector and will not contest […]

Qld border to reopen 13 December, Palaszczuk says; SA premier advised to close border with NSW over Omicron – As it happened

Annastacia Palaszczuk brings forward Qld border reopening; Steven Marshall ‘very concerned’ by Omicron as SA records four Covid cases; Perth stripped of Ashes series finale; Victoria records 1,073 new cases and six deaths, NSW records 208 cases, ACT six; Katherine lockdown extended as NT records one case; Australia could be renewables ‘superpower’ but has wasted […]

Barnaby Joyce says Nationals did not sign Cop26 pact and Australia is ‘happy with targets’

Deputy prime minister says Coalition won’t change 2030 targets, and takes a swipe at climate summit president Alok Sharma Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Nationals did not sign the final communiqué of the Glasgow climate summit that commits to doing more to cut medium-term emissions, deputy prime minister Barnaby […]

Greg Hunt won’t say if Australia will update 2030 emissions target as required, instead quoting Shakespeare

Minister welcomes Cop26 summit outcome but sidesteps questions on target arguing ‘we’ll continue to update our projections’ Five questions the Coalition must answer after agreeing to Cop26 pact Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Senior minister Greg Hunt has refused to say whether Australia under a Morrison government will update its […]

Australia politics live news: government faces net zero ‘plan’ fallout; Covid vaccine booster shots approved; overseas travel for fully vaccinated

Question time tackles climate policy as PM faces mounting criticism over roadmap for reducing emissions by 2050; vaccine booster program to begin from 8 November; 16 Covid deaths in Victoria and NSW; international travel exemption scrapped for vaccinated Australians; national child abuse prevention strategy announced. Follow all the day’s news Australian Open: no exemptions for […]

Australia news live update: Morrison unveils details of 2050 net zero plan; SA to reopen border to vaccinated visitors

Prime minister gives press conference on Australia’s commitments to climate action; Anthony Albanese says government has ‘net zero modelling, net zero legislation and net zero unity’ on climate; South Australia to open to double vaccinated visitors from 23 November; Victoria confirms four Covid deaths overnight, NSW one death – follow all the day’s news Victoria […]

Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis

Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull lash out at Morrison government’s ‘cynical indifference’ and assure Pacific leaders ‘a majority’ of Australians ‘are in your corner’ Former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, and former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr, have accused the Morrison government of “cynical indifference” and “empty rhetoric” when it comes to […]

‘Utterly his own right’ for Scott Morrison to commit to net zero, Barnaby Joyce says

Liberals and Nationals increasingly confident the Coalition is moving towards agreement on climate pivot Follow our live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Barnaby Joyce has acknowledged that Scott Morrison can commit Australia to a new net zero target without the endorsement of the Nationals’ party […]

Australian politics live: Qld announces reopening plan; Victoria records 1,903 Covid cases, NSW 265; Berejiklian Icac hearings begin

Queensland announces reopening plan; Liberals hear climate plan; Victoria and NSW release Covid numbers; Tasmania snap lockdown to end tonight; Icac hearings begin into Gladys Berejiklian; Barnaby Joyce ‘hopes’ climate won’t split the Coalition. Question time begins in Canberra. Follow the latest updates live Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions Australia could […]

The Nationals won’t support a much tougher 2030 emissions target, Barnaby Joyce says

Junior Coalition party is being briefed on Morrison government’s climate policy proposal by minister Angus Taylor The Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has suggested it is “highly unlikely” his party will agree to Australia significantly increasing its 2030 emissions reductions target, ahead of a party room meeting to discuss the Morrison government’s climate policy. The Liberal […]