ATAGI does not recommend modifying the COVID vaccine booster program in the Omicron variant

The National Expert Vaccine Group has recommended that there be no widespread change to Australia’s vaccine booster program in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant. Key points: The time interval between the second dose and boosters will for most people remain at six months ATAGI found that there was no evidence that a … Read more

Former State Attorney Christian Porter is leaving politics at the next federal election

Former Attorney General Christian Porter announced he would not contest his seat in Pearce, WA at the next federal election, hours after reports showed Greg Hunt was withdrawing from federal politics. Christian Porter has announced that he is quitting politics. The former justice minister revealed in a statement on Wednesday that he will not re-contest … Read more

Christian Porter resigns: Pearce federal member announces retirement – The West Australian

Christian Porter resigns: Federal member for Pearce announces retirementThe Western Australian Christian Porter leaves politics and ends the career of a liberal who was once proclaimed future prime minister, as Greg Hunt also plans to leaveABC News Christian Porter laments ‘toughness in politics’ as he announces he wants to leave parliamentThe Guardian Miquela Riley confirms … Read more

Parliament has a “boys’ club” culture of “bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault”. Here are the suggestions to correct it

Yesterday, a report was released describing the experiences of hundreds of people working in the federal parliament and drawing a rather sober picture of the kind of behavior many employees have been subjected to. The review, conducted by Gender Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, was triggered in the wake of Brittany Higgins’ rape charges earlier this … Read more

Christian Porter leaves politics and ends the career of a liberal who was once proclaimed future prime minister

Left-wing MP Christian Porter says he will stop in politics at the next election, after a year in which he fell from one of the highest positions of power in parliament to backwards. When announcing his resignation on Facebook, Mr Porter said he stopped spending more time with family. “After a long time of giving … Read more

Scott Morrison disappointed with reports the government senator growled at Jacqui Lambie during Question Time

Scott Morrison says he was “very, very disappointed” with reports that a government senator growled while Jacqui Lambie was speaking during Question Time in Parliament yesterday. Key points: Two other senators accused a government MP of growling and making dog noises in the Senate Government Senator David Van apologized for intervening, but refused to make … Read more

Liberal MP GRILLS Dan Andrews and Anthony Albanese over alleged ‘fake’ barbecues

It’s an innocent enough snap – two Labor politicians enjoying a meaty barbecue together on a sunny day. But this image of Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and opposition leader Anthony Albanese amazes the cynics. In it, Andrews holds a pair of tongs in one hand and a plate of asparagus in the other, while … Read more

Liberal MP GRILLS Dan Andrews and Anthony Albanese over alleged ‘fake’ barbecues

It’s an innocent enough snap – two Labor politicians enjoying a meaty barbecue together on a sunny day. But this image of Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and opposition leader Anthony Albanese amazes the cynics. In it, Andrews holds a pair of tongs in one hand and a plate of asparagus in the other, while … Read more

The government aims to push trolls on social media out of the shadows and force companies to be responsible for them

The internet can be a pretty awful place. And while both sides of politics agree that it would be great to make it a little more civil and a little less fraught with anonymous assaults, it’s actually quite a task. The federal government has announced its intention to try to make it easier to identify … Read more

Did Daniel Andrews and Anthony Albanese stage a barbecue?

Twitter users have put the blowtorch on Daniel Andrews and Anthony Albanese over a seemingly innocent picture of a barbecue. Federal Labor leader Albanese on Saturday night posted the photo of the two men smiling at a barbecue, Victorian Premier Andrews standing squeezing the tongs at a flame-free grill that was home to five brown … Read more