Turnbull to Deliver National Apology to Institutional Sexual Abuse Victims

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse in October. The Federal Government made the announcement in Canberra on Wednesday that Mr Turnbull will say sorry on 22 October, revealing its formal reply to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report.…

Natalie Portman to boycott Israeli award ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend an Israeli awards ceremony in her honour because she doesn’t want to be seen in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ms Portman refused to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony where Netanyahu was set to speak in protest against “recent events” in Israel. “My decision not to…

Barnaby expected to win seat back

Barnaby Joyce is the favourite to win his former seat of New England, in a by-election triggered by his disqualification by the High Court. Mr Joyce lost his seat as a result of the citizenship crisis that has seen a number of MPs and senators disqualified for holding dual citizenship. With the coalition government only…

Theresa May outlines transition plan for Brexit

Theresa May has outlined a transition plan that would see the UK continued access to the EU’s single market for two years while negotiations take place during a speech in Florence. The plan would guarantee stability for people and business while the details of the Brexit agreement are being work out, Ms May argues. “The…

Turnbull Promise GST Reform For WA

Prime Minister Turnbull has committed to reform of the GST system at the Liberal state conference in WA this weekend. The reforms would see a floor value proposed at 70 cents per dollar contributed introduced to the GST system, though they won’t come until 2019. “Only the coalition has a plan to set a GST…