Tony Abbott called it a “generous response” to a humanitarian emergency. Read more.
AUSTRALIA: Peter Dutton Slams New York Times Over Asylum Seeker Editorial, Insisting Government’s Policies Lawful, Safe, Worked
Earlier on Tony Abbott said the “very sad” photographs of the Syrian child, Alyon Kurdi, demonstrated the need for tough asylum seekers policies. Read more.
Julie Bishop said jihadists were responsible for driving thousands of migrants to Europe and broadening of coalition fighting them was necessary. Read more.
“This has been incredibly badly handled, Peter Dutton needs to immediately come clean on how this announcement was so botched,” Mr Marles said. Read more.
I welcome a new push to say farewell to the monarchy and make Australia a republic. There’s just one problem: most of us don’t care. Read more.
Tony Abbott government has offered briefing on a secret report by trade union royal commission – the contents of which pose “grave threats…” Read more.