Australia Political News
One Nation senator Brian Burston will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hanson tweeted he would do a great job of representing the party.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia is the first since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in late 2015.
Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing.
Tigerair Australia said on Wednesday it had cancelled at least six scheduled flights to and from the popular holiday destination of Bali after the Indonesian government imposed new administrative requirements.
Independent senator Rod Culleton has lost his spot in the Senate after he was declared bankrupt by a Federal Court judge.
“I’m very confident that the investigations will demonstrate that no rules were broken whatsoever,” Sussan Ley told reporters in Albury.
Taiwanese-born Ms Lin was dropped as the Bundamba candidate on Saturday night a day after she posted on Facebook that “gays should be treated as patients”.
AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Billed Taxpayers For Flight, Chauffeur, Hotel Stay Same Day She Bought Gold Coast Investment Unit
Sussan Ley claimed allowances for a flight, chauffeur driver. The costs $1248, which is more than an average weekly Australian salary of $1160.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters, “I think our relations with Australia remain in a good condition.”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has used his 2017 New Year message to warn terrorists and extremists they will not succeed in dividing Australians.
AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Politicians ‘Out of Touch’, Learn From Donald Trump: Gina Rinehart Says
‘Trump found wanted America to be great again, taxes lowered and Americans to be safe,’ Rinehart said. She claimed Australian politicians are ‘out of touch’
In a statement to the ABC, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reiterated that the Australian Government remained “firmly committed to a two-state solution.
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a test over section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act from the same community and ethnic groups that derailed Tony Abbott’s attempt to repeal it.
Independent Senator Rod Culleton declared bankrupt by the Federal Court in Perth, which would disqualify him from parliament, but he has vowed to fight on.
Maverick right-wing senator Cory Bernardi is reportedly planning to leave the Coalition and form a radical Donald Trump-inspired party early in 2017.
Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment Jason Clare, “I think that people are angry and they’re pretty bloody frustrated with politics at the moment.”
“It’s about broadening reach, it’s about patience and endurance and mutual respect,” Malcolm Turnbull told about 300 supporters.
Australian Republican Movement says 81 of 150 MPs and 40 of 76 senators favour the move, citing public statements from the politicians.
Justice Mordecai Bromberg said there was no explanation why applications by the men, referred to by the initials F and G, sat in a “complex cases” queue.