Australia

Australians reject Coalition attacks on businesses promoting social issues

New survey finds almost 80% support CEOs having a say, but more than half believe when they do, it is out of self-interest Australians overwhelmingly support business leaders speaking out on social and political issues, according to a new survey that conflicts with government efforts to paint such efforts as corporate kowtowing to “noisy elites”. However, the new survey, from ...

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Scott Morrison won’t attend UN climate summit despite being in the US

Exclusive: PM has signalled Australia isn’t making any new emissions reduction targets, at least at this point Scott Morrison will not attend the UN climate action summit despite him being in America to visit the Trump administration at the time – deploying the foreign minister, Marise Payne, and the Australian ambassador for the environment, Patrick Suckling, instead. Guardian Australia understands ...

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‘In for a roasting’: Australia ‘on brink’ of ‘apocalyptic’ conditions

Something strange is happening in the air above Antarctica that hasn’t happened since 1992 — and it has dire consequences for Australia. The Arctic is on fire. Now, Antarctica is suddenly experiencing a heatwave. And that means a looming rainfall apocalypse for Australia. According to a recent report by senior researchers from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, we’re in for ...

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Morrison: middle Australia has lost faith in public sector

Scott Morrison to map out overhaul of public service while Josh Frydenberg will promise banking changes before end of year The Morrison government will define its plans to reform the public sector by focusing on service delivery to middle Australians and set out a timetable for banking and financial sector reforms in two major speeches on Monday. Scott Morrison, speaking ...

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Visa character test change ‘could mean fivefold rise in deportations’

The Coalition is being warned that a renewed push to tighten the character test for visa holders could see a fivefold increase in the number of people facing deportation, with residents from New Zealand and humanitarian refugees disproportionately affected. The Morrison government has reintroduced a bill to change the Migration Actto provide grounds for visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been ...

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Australia negotiating with US to boost dwindling fuel supply

Australia is in talks with the United States to buy millions of barrels of oil to boost dangerously low levels of fuel held on domestic soil. The Morrison government is negotiating with the Trump administration to access the oil from America’s own fuel reserve, as Australia hunts for a way to address dwindling local supply. Australia has enough petrol and ...

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