Australia news LIVE: Outdoor pools to reopen in NSW; Victoria on track for 80 per cent target as nation’s COVID cases rise

Outdoor swimming pools can reopen across NSW today, Victoria is on track to hit its 80 per first first-dose vaccine target tomorrow and Queensland has hit back at the Prime […]

Top EU leader rebukes Scott Morrison during awkward New York encounter

As more countries openly criticise the new AUKUS defence pact, European Council President Charles Michel reminded the Prime Minister of the need for “transparency and loyalty”.

Prime Minister’s nephew ‘on the cusp’ of jail, fined $26k over building offences

Mitchell Cole blamed a cocaine addiction for his failure to complete work for which he had accepted tens of thousands of dollars from multiple clients.

Australia Council denies it said Prime Minister wouldn’t like artist’s self-insemination project

An artist suing the Australia Council claims their project was defunded because of the feared reprisal.

PM Andrew Holness Not Ruling Out Vybz Kartel Being Vax Ambassador

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Vybz Kartel may have a key role in the government’s continued efforts to vaccinate the majority of Jamaica’s population by 2022. So far, just […]

‘Not ordinary arrangements’: Prime Minister waits for advice on Porter

The Industry Minister’s cabinet position is on the line as he waits for advice, commissioned by the Prime Minister, to determine whether he breached ministerial standards by accepting money through […]

Australia news LIVE: NSW, Victoria and ACT COVID-19 cases continue to grow; more Pfizer jabs on the way

Victoria plans a modest easing of coronavirus restrictions, the Prime Minister says he’s secured another 500,000 Pfizer vaccines and US President Joe Biden labels the Afghanistan evacuation a success.

Morrison’s department boss puts Brittany Higgins inquiry on ice

Top public servant Phil Gaetjens has suspended his inquiry into who in the Prime Minister’s office knew about allegations of sexual assault in Parliament House.

Grandmother with cancer barred from leaving Sydney to help London-based daughter

Dianne Jagelman is a Liberal Party supporter who has handed out election leaflets for Malcolm Turnbull. But after being barred from leaving Australia to visit family, she says she is […]

Morrison’s gains show Labor cannot underestimate its opponent

Three years to the day since Scott Morrison became Prime Minister, the latest Resolve Political Monitor shows he continues to outsmart Labor critics who thought he would fail after winning […]

‘Like a horror movie’: rage at Athens as ‘unprecedented’ fire sweeps island

Firefighters across Europe have rushed to help Greece as the Prime Minister is forced to apologise for “any weaknesses” in the emergency response.

Why is Morrison so afraid of Albanese’s $300 cash for jabs? It’s the populism, stupid

Labor may have touched a chord – and the Prime Minister should see it. But Labor, too, has much work to do to rediscover its common touch.

‘Mangled the message’: Doctors say political leaders are driving vaccine fears

The Australian Medical Association warns the Prime Minister has mangled the message around the AstraZeneca vaccine, while state premiers were being “unhelpful”.

Defence and PM’s Departments holding up new sanctions against human rights abusers

Senior officials inside the Prime Minister’s department are delaying the passage of new Magnitsky-style laws to ban human rights offenders from entering the country.