Anthony Albanese

Online disinformation prevention bill under scrutiny

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese defended the government’s disinformation and misinformation prevention bill, criticising dissent from the Coalition. Albanese is forging ahead with this bill, which is a holdover from the previous government and initially proposed in March of 2022. The bill, which is currently in a consultation phase, has garnered negative reactions from …

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Government plans for Rental Crisis rests with States

Another one of the roadblocks for the Federal Government’s housing plan to ease rental pain is that planning and zoning laws are all controlled by State Governments. This requires a co-ordinated approach between all the Governments involved and the experience in the recent pandemic would indicate that this is pretty unlikely. Image: Image: Shutterstock Produced …

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India-Aus trade ties strengthen, as human rights concerns sidelined

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been met with a warm welcome in Australia as he embarks on trade talks with the Australian Prime Minister.  This comes as Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on PM Albanese to raise human rights concerns with Prime Minister Modi, citing his extremist right-wing Hindu nationalist party’s draconian laws and intimidation …

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Minister hazy on detail in fighting crime in Alice Springs

The NT Local Government conference held in Alice Springs put forward a number of issues in the Red Centre and Alice Springs surrounding the recent crime and violence experienced. Infrastructure was identified as being needed to short-cut a number of problems which were exacerbating the crime surge. Kristy McBain, Federal Minister for Regional Development for …

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ALP Report card for 2022

Our CRN Canberra Correspondent Amanda Copp looks back at the legislative agenda of the Government to see what they have really achieved.   Next year might not be as easy. Image: Image: Shutterstock – Wirestock Creators Produced By: Roderick Chambers Featured In Story: Amanda Copp – CRN Canberra Correspondent First aired on The Wire, Monday 9 …

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