Labor were 'warned' about the Medevac bill: Dutton
Peter Dutton has strongly urged the Senate abolish the Medevac bill by weeks end as people of "bad character" are continuing to slip through under the current legislation. The Morrison government is hoping for Senator Jacqui Lambie's support in order to repeal the legislation, which is listed for debate in the Senate on Wednesday.Senator Lambie met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday, but is yet to comment publicly on her position.
Parliament on Wednesday evening failed to marshal the requisite numbers to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta' s memorandum on the controversial Kenya
Replying to a debate on the bill , Indian minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said that wider consultations have been made while framing the rules of this legislation. He said recommendations of the Supreme Court and the suggestions of the members of the Rajya Sabha
A controversial bill that would force Western Australia's religious leaders to report child sex abuse will be introduced to state parliament.
WA's mandatory reporting laws currently require doctors, nurses, midwives, police, teachers and boarding supervisors to report child sex abuse.
Under an amendment to the law, which will be introduced as a bill on Thursday, religious leaders - including priests, ministers, imams, rabbis, pastors and Salvation Army officers - will be forced to do the same even if it breaks the rules of confession.
'Union busting' bill will 'save the taxpayer a lot of money'
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz says the government’s proposed Ensuring Integrity Bill, if passed, will “get rid of the rip offs, the rorts and the rackets that are costing the taxpayer a lot of money”. The Coalition is confident its 'union busting' bill - set to make it easier to de-register law-breaking unions and officials - will pass through upper house with the support of the Centre Alliance and One Nation. Senator Abetz said the bill would “put downward pressure on housing and on civil construction works”. “Everyone will be a winner and law and order will be restored,” he said.
Donald Trump said of former president Bill Clinton, there' s nobody worse than Bill Clinton in "the history of politics" who has been so abusive to women.
The Health Bill is due to be discussed by MPs over the next two days after ministers made a series of concessions at the start of the summer. But groups, representing doctors, managers and academics, have still not given their full backing to the plans.
The state government says the changes will implement recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Following a review of the Act, the bill will also implement 41 recommendations, including keeping indigenous children in their community and connected to their culture.
"One of the bill's themes is the importance of long-term stability and family connections to children in state care when it is not safe for them to be reunified with their parents," Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk said on Thursday.
"This includes building stronger connections to family, culture and country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, who make up more than half of the children in out-of-home care in WA."
Anyone convicted under WA's mandatory reporting laws faces a maximum fine of $6000 and is likely to be banned from working with children.
Perth's Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe spoke against the proposal earlier this year, saying it risked "interfering with the free practice of the Catholic faith" and would be ineffective.
Voluntary euthanasia bill passes WA Upper House with laws set to take hold within days .
Western Australia is set to become the second state to legalise voluntary euthanasia after proposed laws allowing terminally ill people to end their own lives pass the Upper House. The controversial voluntary assisted dying bill is now destined to become law within days after being passed 24 votes to 11.