The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Dyson

30 ImagesNovember 1, 2019 — 10.58am1/30 National Party "love-in". 2/30 Knockers. 3/30 Health care, not healthy. 4/30 Not a good look. Advertisement5/30 Ideas drought. 6/30 The Brexit split. 7/30 Press prognosis. 8/30 Wrong approach to the drought. 9/30 Beijing looking at face value. 10/30 Bad form. 11/30 Dreams lead to chains. 12/30 Rain men. 13/30 Ignoring the poor. 14/30 The main game. Advertisement15/30 No room for the Kurds. 16/30 Still an up..

The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

30 ImagesGallery of illustrations by artist Matt Golding.November 1, 2019 — 10.56am1/30 Halloween hazards. 2/30 Cagey. 3/30 Defraud food people. 4/30 Springtones. Advertisement5/30 Recognition. 6/30 Cracks in Brexit. 7/30 Freakshow. 8/30 School bvanking "concepts". 9/30 (Very) persuasive text. 10/30 A dry observation. 11/30 Gin o'clock. 12/30 Leibler in Israel. 13/30 In a canter. 14/30 Even smarter TV. Advertisement15/30 Victorian student st..

Money to fight access requests even as National Archives struggle

The agency charged with keeping and sharing the nation's memory has spent more than $850,000 in legal fees fighting applications to access archival government documents over the last two years, even as it has had repeated funding cuts. And in one case the Attorney-General has intervened in the National Archives of Australia's High Court battle to keep potentially pivotal documents about the Whitlam dismissal secret. Attorney-General Chr..

Matt Canavan will not rule out leadership ambitions

Queensland senator and federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan has refused to rule out Nationals leadership ambitions and claims the party has been"at its finest" over the past two weeks, despite party room leaks and an attack on Bridget McKenzie as deputy leader. Asked on Sunday morning by ABC Insiders' Fran Kelly if he had phoned any of his Nationals party colleagues to "canvass the idea of dumping Bridget McKenzie as deputy leader of the ..

More than half of FOI decisions overturned on review

More than 60 per cent of decisions made by the Information Commissioner last year overturned decisions made by government departments, with hundreds more settled without a formal decision being made. The Information Commissioner received more 928 applications for reviews of Freedom of Information requests in 2018-19, an 80 per cent jump on the 510 applications received four years ago, The Canberra Times reports. The front pages of Australia'..

Prime Minister warns against ‘overanalysis’ of Dutton’s China ‘slur’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has downplayed a fresh war of words between China and Australia, warning against "any sort of overanalysis" of his Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's broadside against the Chinese Community Party (CCP). The Home Affairs Minister took aim at the CCP on Friday, in unusually strong comments for a senior government MP - pointedly accusing it of cyber attacks on Australia and infiltrating Australian universities. H..

Rudd joins former world leaders to implore US, China to not start another Cold...

Ten former world leaders, including former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, have called for an urgent end to the United States-China trade conflict, warning the growing tensions risk a new "Cold War" that would force many nations to pick a side. Urging a resolution by the end of the year, the former presidents and prime ministers say they are "anxious" about the wider impact of the growing division between the world's two biggest econom..

Government warns of price hike if it listens to IMF’s carbon-pricing push

The Morrison government has dismissed international calls for a dramatic policy shift on climate change despite new warnings its policies will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to meet its promises. Energy Minister Angus Taylor insisted the government's $3.5 billion climate fund would achieve the carbon target regardless of an International Monetary Fund warning that current policies were not up to the task. Angus Taylor insis..

Bob Brown’s convoy hurt Labor, says Richard Di Natale

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has said Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy hurt Labor's chances at the federal election, as the major parties gear up for a politically charged inquiry into transitioning jobs from coal to renewables. The inquiry, which will hold hearings in Townsville and Mackay this week, is expected to hear from pro-coal and environmental activists, as local workers grapple with a transition to renewables in politically vo..

Labor MP fears divide between religious and secular Australia

Labor senator Deborah O'Neill rummages around in her handbag. In among the mints, papers and sunglasses, she pulls out the two essential items that travel with her wherever she goes: a box of pink rosary beads and a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As a devout Catholic and a proud member of the Australian Labor Party, Senator O'Neill wants to emphasise that people have multiple identities. The rosary beads help her to ..

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