Labor has passed a motion insisting the Turnbull Govt to uphold human rights standards & bring in independent oversight of AUS offshore immigration processing centres on PNG & Nauru. The motion, put to Caucus by MP Melissa Parke with heavy amendments by Immigration spokesman Richard Marles, comes as the UN’s leading human rights body in Geneva heavily criticised Australia's hard line border protection policies. 100 delegate nations questioned & scolded Oz policies calling for immediate…
Bob Hawke blames decline in quality of politicians on intrusiveness of media
With neither party able to secure the 76 seats needed for an absolute majority on polling night, the results of the election hinge on these eight key House of Representatives seats which are still too close to call.
Bill Shorten says he is disappointed with the way the Abbott government has sought to politicise debate about national security and data retention legislation, hinting that Labor's bipartisan approach to national security laws could be at risk.