Albanese defends Shorten for his Labor conference speech
Anthony Albanese has defended a speech given by former leader Bill Shorten, saying he was simply doing his job as a local MP and shadow minister. Mr Albanese was absent from the Victorian Labor Conference on Saturday, where union delegates staged a walkout during an address by deputy labor leader Richard Marles. But it was Bill Shorten's address that received a standing ovation from delegates, just six months after Labor's shock election loss in May. "Bill's entitled to speak at an ALP conference in his local branch...
.@PatsKarvelas: Will Angus Taylor still be the Energy Minister by the end of next week?@Birmo: Yes. Events unfold, but I'm confident he has outlined the Not only is Scott Morrison refusing to accept that burning coal makes bushfires worse, he’s backing a Minister being investigated by police for using
'This minister cannot survive this day,' says Anthony Albanese . This farce whereby a minister has continued to just have this born to rule mentality on display for all, thinking that he can get away with anything he likes because he’s above the common people, and indeed the parliament, well the fact is
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has issued a stern warning to Energy Minister Angus Taylor, saying “you can’t just make things up and survive as a minister”.
Mr Taylor is under investigation by NSW Police over allegedly doctored documents on Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her office’s travel expenses.
Mr Albanese told Sky News circumstances behind Angus Taylor’s third scandal meant "he should step aside if the Ministerial Code of Conduct under section 7.1 means anything at all”.
The Labor leader said Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s judgement was wrong after he said Mr Taylor “should not stand aside” amid the investigation.
"It is extraordinary behaviour from a prime minister that avoids scrutiny at each and every opportunity," he said.
“This is not a government that is about integrity, and [Mr Morrison] is not a prime minister that is accountable."
Angus Taylor demands apology from feminist Naomi Wolf over anti-Semitism comments after maiden speech dispute .
Dr Naomi Wolf had accused Mr Taylor of making inaccurate claims about her time at Oxford University in 1991 during his first speech to Parliament. Then things stepped up in Question Time.Dr Naomi Wolf has accused Mr Taylor of making inaccurate claims about her time at Oxford University in 1991 during his first speech to Parliament.