The Federal Government passed new laws that will introduce a “preventative detention regime” for some detainees recently released into the community. Last month, the High Court ruled indefinite detention unlawful in Australia last month. This led to the release of more than 140 detainees, many of whom had a criminal
Funding for Ukraine has been at the centre of discussions in U.S. Congress this week, amid concerns that aid could run out in 2024.
Three ex-detainees were arrested after being released from Immigration detention because of last month’s High Court ruling.
What is income apportionment? The unlawful scheme has created a burdensome administrative task that could trigger a large-scale debt waiver.
Australia’s supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths, will face questions about whether they’re overcharging during a cost of living crisis.
AI in Australian schools will be guided by a national framework released by the Federal Government on Friday.
Maternity laws introduced in Queensland yesterday would provide a new model for newborn baby and birthing parent care.
Who is NZYQ? A High Court decision triggered the release of over 140 indefinite detainees. The Government is developing laws to return them.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong was directly involved in a decision to block Shan United from entering Australia, TDA has learned.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger has died aged 100. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
Bruce Lehrmann is suing Network Ten for defamation over a 2021 interview with Brittany Higgins where she alleged she was raped.
Pepper spray access in Australia would be changed under new laws proposed by the Northern Territory Government.
What is thalidomide? Prime Minister Anthony Albanese delivered an apology to survivors of the drug in Parliament today.
Nazi bans in Australia will be strengthened by an amendment that will ban the Nazi salute throughout Australia.
KFC is facing two separate class actions over allegations it refused to grant thousands of workers their entitled paid breaks.
Pat Dodson, a First Nations man and Labor Senator, has announced he’s quitting politics after seven years.
Who is Michael Pezzullo? Claims of political interference were levelled at the Home Affairs boss earlier this year. He’s now been sacked.
Far-right leaders have taken power in Argentina and the Netherlands within days of each other this week.
Childcare in Australia should be free or inexpensive for low-income families, a report from a government agency has said.
Student safety at Australian universities is threatened by widespread reports of sexual violence. A new action plan hopes to confront this.
The New Zealand election took place on 14 October, with National Party leader Christopher Luxon emerging as the country’s next PM.
Disability employment in Australia is much lower than the rest of the population. A new trial hopes to address this issue.
The Australian Government said navy divers were likely injured due to sonar pulses from a Chinese warship.
Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin faced a two-hour grilling by a Senate Committee in Canberra on Friday morning. Here’s what we learnt.
The Queensland Government has tabled dangerous dog laws designed to improve public safety. Here’s what they include.
The Federal Liberal Party’s most senior female MP Sussan Ley wants new strip clubs to be stopped from opening.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed Foreign Secretary It comes years after he left politics.
David McBride will face trial this week, accused of unlawfully disclosing sensitive information — evidence that Australian soldiers had allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
Over 1,500 children spent at least one week detained in a Queensland police watchhouse from 2018 to 2023, according to data given to TDA.
Independent MP Dr. Monique Ryan has introduced a bill to Parliament today which would put limits on lobbying activities in federal politics.
Flexible school hours in Queensland will be investigated by external officials before being approved under a new policy.
The High Court of Australia has ruled that indefinite immigration detention is unlawful in the case of a man awaiting deportation.
Six Australian universities have agreed to investigate the possibility of adding campuses in India. It comes during a visit to the country.
What did Albanese do in China? The Australian PM will leave on Tuesday following high-level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
1 in 20 people have ADHD in Australia. On Monday, a Senate Committee handed down a report targeted at improving the lives of people with
Public drunkenness has been decriminalised in Victoria after intoxication laws in the state were found to have a disproportionate impact on First Nations people.
The Federal Government has announced a scholarship program to attract more people to teaching amid growing concerns of a national shortage.
Anthony Albanese is in China to meet President Xi Jinping, in the first visit by an Australian Prime Minister for seven years.
Wage control laws were used in Western Australia from 1936 to 1972 to restrict the pay of First Nations people.
Feral goats in Australia will be targeted under a new framework aimed at protecting the nation’s endangered species.
The ACT Government has introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2023. Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) allows eligible people with terminal illnesses to choose the time
The High Court of Australia has ruled a convicted terrorist can have his Australian citizenship restored.
A Victorian remedy scheme will provide mothers subject to historical forced adoption policies with compensation and support.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have finally agreed on a candidate for the crucial role of Speaker: Mike Johnson.
Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, is facing legal action from attorneys general in 41 U.S. states and D.C.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is in the U.S. this week. Lobbying Congress to pass AUKUS laws top of his agenda.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden during a four-day visit to Washington D.C. this week.
First Nations leaders involved in the ‘Yes’ campaign for the Voice have released a statement accusing Australians of committing a “shameful act” by voting down
The Chinese Government has agreed to review the heavy tariffs (financial penalties) it imposed on Australian wine exports in 2020.
The HECS debts of some 13,000 Australian students will be waived due to a historical record-keeping error.
Two weeks after the historic vote that ousted Kevin McCarthy, the U.S. House of Representatives still doesn’t have a Speaker. Why?
In the lead up to the referendum, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said a future Coalition Government would hold a second referendum on Constitutional recognition of
The Federal Government today introduced draft laws to increase paid parental leave (PPL) to 26 weeks by 2026.
The Western Australian Government wants to introduce tighter regulations on gun ownership. It says the reforms would make it the toughest state on guns in
A crypto crackdown will be included in legislation set to be tabled in Australia next year. This is what it could look like.
How did the states vote on the referendum? All but one part of Australia voted No to the Indigenous Voice referendum. Here’s how it fell
New Zealand is set for a change of government and a new Prime Minister after it voted in an election on Saturday.
A pro-Palestine rally on Sunday afternoon in Sydney could be subject to “extraordinary” police powers, following a similar protest on Monday.
More Nazi bans in Australia were added on Thursday, following the passing of laws in Queensland Parliament.
Make your vote count: here’s TDA’s guide for how to vote in the referendum.
NSW Police could soon be able to fine people caught with small amounts of drugs, instead of issuing criminal charges.
What was the Qatar Airways decision? A Senate Committee tasked with scrutinising the controversial decision has called for an urgent review.
Mental health in Australia is under the microscope this week, after the release of a new 10-year health strategy. Here’s what it says
The unofficial result could be known on the night. However, if the votes are too close, it could take days to know the result.
The New Zealand election is set to be fought over issues of rising crime and cost-of-living pressures. Here’s what each party is promising.
A smoking ban in the UK would stop a new generation of smokers from picking up the habit, Rishi Sunak says. Here’s the details
Changes for international students are hoped to stop dodgy education agents and providers from taking advantage of students.
Kevin McCarthy has lost his spot as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after 10 months in the role, in the first successful
Tasmania, the only Australian jurisdiction governed by the Liberal Party, could face an early election following the resignation of its Attorney-General.
Early voting for the Indigenous Voice referendum begins in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory on Monday.
The Disability Royal Commission released its final report this morning after four and a half years. Here’s what it recommended.
A formal investigation has been launched into public servant Michael Pezzullo, the head of Australia’s national security and immigration department.
Jacinta Allan was named Victorian Premier on Wednesday, one day after Daniel Andrews’ surprise resignation.
The NSW Government has pledged $6.8 million to expand its vaping crackdown, after a record-breaking number of vape seizures.
The Federal Government will create a digital ‘Skills Passport’ for workers so they can more easily connect with potential employers.
The Federal Government has announced a $22.1 billion budget surplus for the 2022/23 financial year, the first in 15 years.
A group of Australian politicians are in Washington, calling for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a Canadian citizen murdered in June. On Monday, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said India was behind his death.
The independent COVID inquiry will look at several areas of the Federal Government’s response to the pandemic. Here’s the details
Abortion laws in Western Australia are set for a shake-up, following the passing of new legislation that will decriminalise abortion.
New age verification measures will be rolled out across the UK to limit children’s access to online pornography.
JobSeeker is rising on Wednesday, following a combination of periodic increases and new laws taking effect. Here’s the important details
The Victorian Government has announced a raft of housing measures to tackle the rental crisis, include an Australian-first tax for short-term rentals.
California has commenced a lawsuit against some of the world’s biggest oil companies, alleging they hindered climate action in the state.
The Federal Government has issued online dating apps with a new deadline to improve the safety features on their platforms.
The NSW Government has announced it will recruit 48 sexual assault crisis workers amid a rise in demand for services.
The Federal Coalition is trying to stop the ACT Government from decriminalising the possession of drugs such as cocaine, MDMA, and ice in small quantities.
A shake-up of the Opal card system will begin next month, following a change by the NSW Government. Here’s what it means for you
A four-day work week trial has been recommended by a Parliamentary Committee in the ACT. It follows other successful trials in Australia.
If you’ve received a text from a politician telling you how to vote in the upcoming Voice referendum, you’re not alone.
Will Biden be impeached? The U.S. President will be subject to an inquiry related to several allegations of severe misconduct.
Queensland has changed a law that stopped the reporting of people accused of rape. There’s now only one part of Australia with the laws.
The court was considering an appeal from Qantas, who had already lost twice before the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is in Russia, where he is expected to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
What’s lumpy skin disease? Indonesia has lifted restrictions on Australian livestock after they say the disease was discovered on cattle.
What was the Qatar Airways decision? The Government is facing sustained backlash over their call to block more flights into Australia.
The Australian Government has launched a new attack on feral cats through the release of a new plan to curb damage caused by the animals.
Some NSW teachers will get a $10,000 pay rise under a new deal proposed by the State Government. One final approval is now needed.
The French Government wants to ban the use of ‘meat terminology’ like ‘steak’ or ‘sausage’ from the labels of vegan food products.
The NSW Government has announced it will work to keep Australia’s largest coal-fired power station open longer.
A discussion paper around Australia’s first-ever national autism strategy has been released for public feedback. Here’s the key points
The Federal Government has introduced a bill to Parliament which would criminalise deliberate wage theft with up to 10 years jail time.
The system offering subsidised mental health sessions underwent a major change last year. New data suggests that very little has changed
Australians will vote in the first referendum since 1999 on 14 October. Here’s how you vote in the referendum
The gig economy often works as many hours as their full-time counterparts, but don’t have the same entitlements, such as sick or annual leave.
A referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be held on 14 October. Here’s what you need to know.
James Hayward was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl this week, more than one year after charges were brought against him.
Federal MPs will receive a 4% pay rise from Friday, signed off by the Remuneration Tribunal. It’s their biggest wage increase in a decade.
Queensland has passed laws that will support the long-term detention of children in police watchhouses. Here’s what’s happened.
A bill to ban LGBTQIA+ conversion practices has been introduced in NSW by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump had his mug shot taken today at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia.
Australia’s life expectancy will continue to rise in the future, though fewer children are expected to be born come 2063.
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have gathered in Johannesburg for their first in-person summit since the pandemic.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says more supply of homes is “key” to housing affordability. So how many more houses does Australia need, and what are
Australian governments have agreed to a new domestic violence target of a 25% annual reduction in the number of women killed by partners.
National Cabinet leaders have agreed to build 200,000 extra homes by mid-2029, but have stopped short of limits on rent increases.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been indicted again, this time in the state of Georgia. Could his fourth indictment lead to jail time?
Child influencers will be paid a guaranteed amount under new laws passed in the U.S. state of Illinois. Here’s how it will work
What is school refusal? A Senate inquiry has said it could be responsible for falling student attendance numbers across the country.
A group of young people have won a court case against the U.S. state of Montana, arguing climate inaction violates their rights.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has sacked Mark Latham as leader of the party’s NSW branch, prompting an angry response.
Hard Solo has been accused of being marketed to children, due to a similarity to the Solo soft drink. Here’s what has been said.
The Queensland Government has conceded it unlawfully held eight children in police watch houses. The ruling could trigger further findings.
The Garma Festival 2023 is a four-day festival of music, art, film, education, and political discussion.
A Senate inquiry has called on the Australian Government to consider a ban on popular social messaging platform WeChat for government-issued devices. Chinese conglomerate Tencent
A rule that excludes university students from studebt debt support based on their academic output will be axed. Here’s why
The 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria are off, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Tuesday morning. It comes amid financial constraints.
The Solomon Islands’ latest deal with China has prompted Solomons’ PM to lash out at Australia on multiple fronts.
A caged egg ban will begin by 2036 under a plan endorsed by Australia’s governments. But one has already said it will make its own
What is Prime Energy? The ever-popular drink founded by Logan Paul and KSI has come under fire for one of its ingredients. Here’s why
A student safety body for unis has been put forward in a national open letter. It’s targeted at addressing sexual violence around campuses.
How will a gambling ban work? It won’t be applied to all problem gamblers but will stop some from placing bets online. Here are the
Australia and the European Union are at risk of failing to strike a trade deal with Australia unwilling to accept demands to rename prosecco.
Australia’s prospective teachers could have paid work added to their degrees under a government-backed plan
Should paid work be added to teaching degrees? Australia’s Education Ministers have backed a paid employment plan for prospective teachers.
The head of the Robodebt Royal Commission has declared the scheme a “startling” failure, accusing officials of “dishonesty and collusion”.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney has outlined new details about the Government’s proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
What is the NACC? The federal anti-corruption body began work on Saturday, and has received dozens of referrals since.
New Zealand will ban thin plastic bags used for fruit and vegetables, becoming the first country to do so. Here are the details.
Assisted dying laws for the ACT could allow young people with terminal illnesses the choice to end their life. Here’s the other proposals
A ban on some dog breeds in Queensland could be added as part of new reforms aimed at preserving community safety. Here’s what they are
PwC Australia will sell its government consulting team for $1 after the firm was accused of a “cover up” over a confidentiality breach.
A Russian diplomat is squatting at an abandoned embassy site in Canberra, but the PM says he is not a threat.
Retail workers will be protected by new laws adding prison sentences for those who harass or assault them. Here are all the details
Legislation to decriminalise cannabis was introduced in the NSW, Victorian and WA parliaments today by the Legalise Cannabis Party. The draft laws were tabled by
Independent MP Dr Sophie Scamps is seeking to ban junk food advertising on TV, radio, and streaming services between 6am and 9:30pm.
Misinformation in election ads could be cracked down with new powers under a proposal put forward by a Parliamentary Committee this week.
New laws supporting transgender people were passed in Queensland this week. They put the state in line with most of Australia. Here’s how
A taskforce led by Federal Aged Care Minister Anika Wells will consider ways to pay for the growing cost of aged care, including an aged
Cheques will be phased out by the Federal Government, who say the payment method is too slow and expensive. Here’s their plan.
The Federal Government has unveiled plans to stop smoking in Australia. They’ll be formalised as legislation, which will be tabled this year.
Uber will cap surge pricing in NSW when there are unexpected public transport disruptions under a new deal with the state government.
A ban on some AI could soon become a reality in Australia, according to a Federal Government paper released on Thursday. Here are the details
Roger Cook is expected to be appointed WA Premier after the shock resignation of Mark McGowan earlier this week. Here’s what you need to know
Australians on British working visas are set for a shake up, after a free trade agreement came into effect on Wednesday. Here’s the details
What is the PwC scandal? It’s resulted in a criminal investigation, and claimed the scalp of its CEO. Here are the details, explained simply
Who is Ron DeSantis? He was fairly anonymous before 2019. He’s exploded in popularity since, and now wants to become president.
The Queensland Government has unveiled plans to change a safeguard within its rape laws. Here’s what it would do
Should gambling ads be banned? One Independent thinks so, and she’s got the backing of other parts of the crossbench. Here are the details
What is Buy Now Pay Later? The Federal Government unveiled its plans to add new rules for the services on Monday. Here’s what they are
Chris Minns has unveiled plans to sign his new housing policy into law, which will also involve scrapping an old initiative on the way.
New anti-protest laws have been introduced in South Australia following a week of obstructive demonstrations in Adelaide. Here’s the details
Is there a Nazi symbol ban in Australia? Laws to ban their public display were tabled this year. A federal ban is now one step
The Government will increase financial support for single parents by expanding eligibility for the Parenting Payment.
The Federal Budget is on Tuesday. Brace yourself for dollar signs and the word ‘delivering’ on loop. What is the Federal Budget?
What is a coronation? King Charles III will be the subject of one on Saturday, with over 2,200 guests in tow to watch it happen.
Restrictions on alcohol sales are being trialled in some Adelaide bottle shops. It’s received praise, but could come to an abrupt end.
An online safety expert says “hundreds and hundreds” of children are at risk of grooming on Roblox every week. Is Roblox safe?
We learned this week that HECS debts are set for their biggest increase in decades. How do the debts work? Here’s all you need to
Will there be a Biden and Trump rematch at next year’s U.S. presidential election? Here’s the lay of the land.
The Government is facing growing pressure to raise JobSeeker payments in the Federal Budget on 9 May – including from its own members.
Hundreds of common medicines are set to be available for prescription two months at a time and at half price following a Government decision.
How much money do pokies make? Over $4 billion during six months in NSW last year, new data has found. Here’s where they make the
What is the age of criminal responsibility? The NT has raised it, and Victoria and the ACT want to do the same. Here’s what you
A review commissioned by the Government has warned Australia’s defence force is “not fit for purpose” and needs to be reshaped to adapt to modern
Bill Shorten has promised an NDIS overhaul, admitting the scheme is “not what it should be” and flagging a crackdown on dodgy providers.
A group of experts have recommended a “substantial increase” to the rate of JobSeeker. Here’s why the Government rejected it.
48 Australian politicians have signed a letter calling on the U.S. Government to free imprisoned Australian Julian Assange.
Is TikTok banned in Australia? The Government has announced TikTok will be deleted from government devices. Will politicians be deleting it?
Under the plan, Australians would be allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants at their home for personal use without a licence.
The Federal Liberal Party will oppose the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, which will be the subject of a referendum later this year.
The charges are in relation to ‘hush money’ he allegedly paid to ensure silence over extramarital affairs.
TikTok will be deleted from all Australian Government devices. Why’s it happening, and has it happened elsewhere? Here’s what you need to know.
A phone ban at schools will be in place in NSW. It’s the sixth state or territory to announce the ban. Here’s what it might
Labor will form a minority government in NSW, after falling short of a majority of seats in Parliament. Here’s how they can do it.
The Federal Government has passed a law to require gender pay gap transparency for businesses with at least 100 employees.
A grand jury in Manhattan, New York, has reportedly voted to indict former U.S. President Donald Trump. He’s now on track to become the first
A Senate Committee will investigate the functioning of support services for ADHD in Australia. Here’s what it’ll be looking at.
Moira Deeming has avoided expulsion from the Victorian Liberals after she took part in an anti-trans rally attended by neo-Nazis.
South Australia will establish a First Nations Voice to Parliament. But how will it work? Here’s what you need to know.
The Greens have compromised with Labor over the climate change bill, which will now see it be passed into law.
The Greens have tabled legislation that would protect the ‘right to disconnect’ from work. Will it be passed?
Both major parties have issued environmental policies as a key point of their campaigns ahead of the NSW state election.
The Victorian Government is set to ban nazi salutes after neo-Nazis attend an anti-trans rally.
Ahead of the NSW election, on Saturday 25 March, parties are pitching their policies on housing affordability.
What are the key policies being proposed by NSW parties? Here’s what you need to know.
BBC reinstates Lineker, reviews guidelines after suspension for criticising UK asylum policy. Read more on Lineker’s tweet.
Australia to buy 3 US nuclear subs, build 8 more under AUKUS pact with US & UK. Strengthening regional security.
NSW Liberals propose Future Fund to assist kids with education & home buying, drawing opposition criticism for favoring wealthy.
A year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. This article examines the course of the war so far, the road ahead, and the global context of the
NSW major parties support ban on LGBTQ+ conversion practices, following Victoria, Queensland, and ACT
Alan Tudge’s resignation means a by-election for the Aston seat. Learn about by-elections and how they work, including details on this election.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek rejects Central QLD Coal’s mine near Great Barrier Reef, citing pollution risks. First major coal project refused by Fed Environment Minister
“Job for the boys”: That’s what a NSW Parliament inquiry has called the trade appointment of John Barilaro
NSW inquiry finds Barilaro’s NY job had ‘job for the boys’ hallmarks. Coalition members dismiss it as a ‘politically motivated hit job’.
Senator Lidia Thorpe departs Greens to represent black sovereign movement while remaining in Senate.
Australian political parties spent $400m+ in 2021-22, with over a third of donations unknown. Major parties received significant contributions.
Chris Hipkins to become NZ’s next PM, replacing Jacinda Ardern. Learn about his background, positions and challenges.
All of Tasmania’s Returned and Services League (RSL) clubs will be pokie-free by the middle of this year to help veterans and their families.
Several additional classified official documents have been found in Joe Biden’s private home in recent days.
The review said the ACCU scheme is “essentially sound” and was “fundamentally well-designed when introduced”.
White House lawyers have revealed classified official documents were found in a private office previously used by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Republican Kevin McCarthy has been named the new House speaker after 15 rounds of voting.
Despite a new term of U.S. Congress beginning on Tuesday, the House of Representatives has not yet been able to elect a new Speaker.
It has been revealed the Federal Government went against the advice of Australia’s top health official when announcing new COVID testing requirements for travellers coming
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced new penalties for “violent juvenile car thieves”.
Victoria’s ‘myki’ transport card system could be cut at the end of 2023 when its contract runs out.
Afghanistan’s Taliban-run administration has announced a ban on women working for non-governmental organisations in the country.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the extension of border laws which were due to expire on 21 December.
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It aims to make it easier for transgender people to be “legally recognised in their lived gender”
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a landmark bill ensuring equal pay for all athletes representing the country in international competitions.
The Liberal Party has published an internal review of its 2022 Federal election loss.
Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong travelled to Beijing this week to discuss common issues between Australia and China. It is the first time in three
It comes after the country’s Supreme Court ruled the current voting age is “unjustified discrimination”
Afghanistan’s Taliban government has banned women from attending university until further notice, claiming the move will preserve women’s “honour”.
The ACT Government has announced it will hold an inquiry into how the territory’s criminal justice authorities handled the investigation and trial of Bruce Lehrmann
A U.S. House committee has recommended criminal charges against Donald Trump over the January 6 riots
It’s the first time this has happened to a former President.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be Australia’s next Ambassador to the United States.
An election in Fiji has produced no clear winner. It means incumbent Frank Bainimarama and his opponent Sitiveni Rabuka will need to negotiate with a
The Federal Government plans to abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), a body that reviews certain government decisions.
It’s the first visit to China by an Australian Foreign Minister since 2018.
Like many state and territory governments, Victoria has its own targets for emissions reduction and for the use of renewable energy.
The Australian Government has announced local councils will no longer be forced to hold a citizenship ceremony on 26 January.
The Victorian Government has apologised to late singer Archie Roach for “pain and trauma inflicted by the state”
The Victorian Government has formally apologised to late singer Archie Roach for his “forced removal” from his family and Country. Roach, a Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab
Parliament has passed power bill relief. What will it actually mean for you?
“There was nothing to suggest to me… that it was unlawful”: Scott Morrison has testified at the ‘Robodebt’ Royal Commission
As Social Services Minister in 2015, Morrison helped develop the Robodebt scheme.
Peru’s Defence Minister has declared a 30-day state of emergency, suspending personal freedoms and promising a “forceful and authoritative response” to violent protests which have
Legislation that would ban TikTok in the U.S. was unveiled this week. It comes as links between TikTok’s owners and the Chinese Government have raised
What do patients, healthcare providers and experts think of the Government’s decision to cut subsidised therapy sessions?
This week, the Federal Government announced it would return to subsidising 10 psychological therapy sessions next year instead of 20.
A ban on the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2008 will become law in New Zealand, after legislation passed Parliament yesterday. The laws
The UK Government has backed a Bill that would criminalise sexual harassment in the street – such as catcalling or following someone – by up
The Federal Government has announced a new plan.
The Federal Government has announced it will return to subsidising 10 psychological therapy sessions instead of 20 from next month.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced today that Australian households and small businesses will be provided up to $1.5 billion in power bill relief amid rising
The Government will establish an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce Australia’s environment protection laws.
Some of those arrested are believed to be connected to the extremist Reichsbürger movement, as well as QAnon and COVID-related conspiracies.
The bomb maker responsible for the explosives used in the 2002 Bali terror attack has been released from prison after only serving just over half
Victoria has enacted emergency measures for its hospitals in response to a rise in COVID related hospitalisations
TDA spoke to the Victorian Department of Health and the Health Minister to understand what’s happening in the state’s hospitals.
The Trump Organisation has been convicted of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records over a period of 15 years.
The Prime Minister will meet with state and territory leaders on Friday to discuss steps to reduce power prices. The Federal Government says the energy
The Democrats have won the final seat in the U.S. Senate, after incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock beat Republican candidate Herschel Walker in the state of
Australia’s universal healthcare system is failing practitioners and patients alike, according to a new report from public policy think tank the Grattan Institute. The report
Close the Gap aims to address inequalities between First Nations and non-First Nations people in Australia
The Government has passed changes to wages laws through the Senate.
The ACT’s DPP said a retrial would present a “significant and unacceptable risk to the life of the complainant”.
The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be allowed to pass their own laws on voluntary assisted dying after a change to Federal
It says Australia is not on track to meet its new emissions reduction targets
The amended Bill will now be sent back to the House of Representatives (Lower House), where it’s expected to be passed with a Democrat majority.
Instead of being detained, children under 12 who have committed a criminal offence will be redirected to intervention programs.
The Government expects the Commission to start operating next year.
The National Party announced they would not support a referendum to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Constitution.
The NSW Government will be cancelling over 33,000 fines issued for COVID-19 restriction breaches after a legal challenge in the NSW Supreme Court. It was
The decision follows a visit to the reef by international conservation experts in March.
Littleproud said the party did not believe a Voice would help to “close the gap” of disadvantage for First Nations people.
More than 1,000 part-time paid positions will be open to final-year student doctors at select universities in NSW and the ACT.
Scott Morrison remains in Parliament as the Member for the seat of Cook.
Australia’s terrorism threat level has been lowered for the first time since 2014, from ‘probable’ to ‘possible’.
It was a poor result for the Liberal Party, but a good night for the Greens and the Nationals. Here’s what you need to know.
The news that New Zealand’s Parliament will consider a proposal to lower the voting age to 16 has prompted talk about whether the same should
“The public did not know something that it was entitled to know”: A report into Scott Morrison’s multiple ministries has been published
The findings of an inquiry into Scott Morrison’s decision to appoint himself to oversee multiple ministries have been published today.
“We have to do better”: the Government has announced its response to the destruction of Juukan Gorge
The Federal Government has announced its response to the destruction of Juukan Gorge, a sacred site of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples destroyed
The House of Representatives has voted unanimously to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission.
A tax discount on electric vehicles is set to pass into law after the Federal Government reached an agreement with the Senate crossbench.
Major construction projects are often a feature of state elections, and this one is no exception.
The main contenders will now have to negotiate to try to secure a majority.
Issues with Victoria’s health system were aggravated by the pandemic.
The six ‘teal’ independent candidates who were elected at May’s election collectively spent over $9.4 million to support their campaigns.
Last week, the Federal Government introduced a bill to Parliament to change workplace laws.
The U.S. will hold major elections on Tuesday, with results expected on Wednesday Australian time.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to power, after current caretaker PM Yair Lapid conceded defeat.
A NSW inquiry starting today will investigate the cause of every unsolved suspected murder of a member of the LGBTIQ+ community between 1970 and 2010.
TDA political journalist Tom Crowley cares about budgets more than most people. Here’s why he finds them so interesting and important.
Peter Dutton is the new Leader of the Liberal Party, making him the Opposition Leader. Dutton was elected unopposed by Liberal MPs earlier today. So,
Forming a government sounds simple: win a majority of the 151 seats in the House of Representatives and you’re there. However, what if nobody gets
It’s pretty common to hear people talk about who they vote for. But here’s something you may not know: you have to vote for everyone.
Who’s going to win the election? The short answer: we don’t know. Elections are full of surprises, and many voters won’t have made up their
It’s official: Australia will have a Federal Election on 21 May. Here is everything you need to know about what you have to do. STEP
In this election, Anthony Albanese is running to become the next Prime Minister. He leads the Labor Party, which has been in Opposition since 2013.
Scott Morrison is running to be re-elected as Prime Minister. He leads the Liberal Party, which has been in Government since 2013, together with the
Here’s a summary of what we already know. There’s one more sleep until Budget, but the Government has already given away a few of the
Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed she struck a secret deal with the Government to resettle 450 refugees in New Zealand
Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed she struck a secret deal with the Government to resettle 450 refugees to New Zealand in exchange for voting to
Independent NSW MP Gareth Ward has been charged over the alleged historical sexual assault of a teenage boy in 2013 and a man in 2015.
Both packages are set to provide immediate mental health assistance and ongoing support.Federal package The Federal Government announced yesterday it would spend $31.2 million over
Noticed our page is full of politicians this week? That’s because Parliament is back at work for the first time this year. Parliament ‘sits’ to
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Petroleum Exploration Permit 11, known as PEP 11, will not go ahead. During a press conference in Terrigal on
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has announced a skills and training plan worth $1.2 billion that will cover the cost of 465,000 TAFE places, to be
A Bill was introduced yesterday by the Government to require voters to show identification prior to receiving a ballot paper during elections. Until now, identification