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Malcolm Turnbull attacks Scott Morrison over handling of bushfire crisis

Malcolm Turnbull attacks Scott Morrison over handling of bushfire crisis

The globe-trotting Malcolm Turnbull has delivered another public serve to the man who toppled him as leader, saying he was at a loss to explain the actions of Scott Morrison over his handling of the bushfire crisis. In an interview with BBC on Wednesday, Turnbull said his successor had ample warning of the impending disaster, but had...

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Malcolm Turnbull blames Coalition climate deniers for his downfall as PM

Malcolm Turnbull blames Coalition climate deniers for his downfall as PM

Climate change in Australia has been hijacked by a “toxic” alliance of right-wing politics and Murdoch-owned media, according to the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull. Writing in Time, the former Liberal leader, who was toppled by Scott Morrison in August 2018, said the current bushfire situation in Australia was unprecedented in its scale of...

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Ex-Liberal senator Cory Bernardi resigns

Ex-Liberal senator Cory Bernardi resigns

Independent senator Cory Bernardi has formally resigned from parliament, setting in train a three-way Liberal preselection battle in South Australia. Mr Bernardi was elected as a Liberal, so his former party will fill his casual vacancy and not the Australian Conservatives party he formed in 2017, which disbanded in June 2019. Senate President Scott Ryan...

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Timeline of McKenzie sports grants scandal

Timeline of McKenzie sports grants scandal

TIMELINE OF THE SPORTS GRANTS SCANDAL January 15 * Auditor-general report released into $100 million Community Sport Infrastructure Program. Two main conclusions: “the award of grant funding was not informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice; the successful applications were not those that had been assessed as the most meritorious in terms of...