Marise Payne is arising within the subsequent 20 minutes or so and the fantastic Tory Shepherd will take you thru that.
I’ll be again early tomorrow morning – thanks to everybody who joined me at the moment. I really recognize it. See you quickly and please – care for you
You might have another week with out Alan Jones in your (Fb) streams
Save the Youngsters have additionally welcomed Labor’s Pacific support funding pledge – however the organisation needs to see extra executed for different areas as properly.
Performing CEO Mat Tinkler stated in a press release:
It’s heartening to see Labor’s pledge to direct substantial support to the area over the subsequent 4 years.
Nonetheless, these commitments shouldn’t come on the expense of susceptible kids going through battle and disaster elsewhere on this planet, corresponding to in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine.
Whichever celebration in the end varieties authorities should guarantee assets are invested to focus on probably the most susceptible kids and households within the Pacific over the long run.
Any new initiatives ought to be developed and delivered in co-ordination with Pacific nations, who’re greatest positioned to establish areas of best want.
Additionally it is calling for the celebration which wins authorities to:
- Put money into a multi-year restoration bundle for our Pacific neighbours, consisting of extra grant finance and ultra-concessional loans.
- Make investments $70.1m over three years in packages to assist Pacific kids, corresponding to pilot little one profit funds, little one incapacity profit funds, and grownup incapacity profit funds; and commit $58.09m over three years to packages geared toward ending violence towards kids (EVAC).
- Enhance Australia’s local weather finance dedication to $3bn over 2020-2025 and recommit to supporting the Inexperienced Local weather Fund.
- Direct a considerable proportion of funds from the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) into constructing social infrastructure, together with well being, training, and social safety programs.
This comes after final week’s election adverts for Josh Frydenberg have been revealed:
Our Pacific editor Kate Lyons has this replace on how the US sees the Pacific scenario within the wake of the safety pact China has signed with Solomon Islands:
Some of the senior US officers within the Pacific has refused to rule out army motion towards Solomon Islands if it have been to permit China to determine a army base there, saying that the safety deal between the nations offered “potential regional safety implications” for the US and different allies.
Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, was a part of a high-level US delegation to the Pacific nation final week.
He stated the US crew, which additionally included the Nationwide Safety Council coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs, Kurt Campbell, had a 90-minute “constructive and candid” assembly with prime minister Manasseh Sogavare wherein the US crew detailed considerations about its lately signed safety cope with China.
“We wished to stipulate for our mates within the Solomons, what our considerations are,” stated Kritenbrink. “Prime minister Sogavare indicated that within the Solomon Islands’ view, the settlement they’ve concluded has solely home implications. However we’ve made clear that there are potential regional safety implications of the settlement not only for ourselves, however for allies and companions throughout the area.”
The Nationwide Farmers’ Federation just isn’t significantly pleased with Labor’s ag visa announcement.
CEO Tony Mahar launched this assertion:
Sadly, Labor has at the moment confirmed its intention to get rid of the farmer-developed Ag Visa.
The NFF and our members advocated for an Ag Visa for greater than 5 years. The Australian Labor celebration had an opportunity to display it had listened to farmers and was dedicated to a vivid future for agriculture by backing the Ag Visa. As a substitute, Labor has turned its again on an opportunity to be a part of an answer for the sector’s workforce disaster.
In tough spin, Labor will preserve the Ag Visa in identify solely, with the visa to be restricted to staff from Pacific nations.
Pacific staff are extremely valued by Australian farmers and are already properly catered for by the short-term Seasonal Employee Program and the long run Pacific Australia Labor Mobility Scheme.
… Labor ought to have a coverage on fixing the farm labour disaster – a disaster which impacts every Australian on the grocery store checkout. As a substitute, this necessary concern has been decreased to a footnote in its Pacific Plan to play to the politics of the second.
Mr Albanese instructed the NFF Nationwide Convention two weeks in the past, that Labor would have a brand new, higher answer. As a substitute, at the moment we bought extra of the identical coupled with empty posturing.
We couldn’t be extra disillusioned to see months of shut engagement with Labor agriculture spokesperson Julie Collins and immigration spokesperson Kristina Keneally come to this.
Neither of those representatives have been part of at the moment’s announcement in Darwin.
Scott Morrison is having to tidy up his celebration’s place on local weather – once more – after feedback from one of many LNP’s candidates.
This story from Chris Knaus and Ben Doherty is so necessary.
I coated a number of the instances of individuals on these boats being despatched to jail due to the necessary sentencing legal guidelines the place judges have been bereft on the sentence they needed to impose.
And now we will see simply what number of systemic failures there have been – kids have been despatched to grownup prisons.
Josh Frydenberg has tried strolling either side of the fence in terms of Katherine Deves’s feedback, as AAP reviews:
Frydenberg stated the dialogue about trans participation in sport raised “official points”.
“A few of these feedback have been unacceptable, they have been actually insensitive, they usually have been actually inappropriate,” he stated.
“I’ve made it very clear, my robust views about a number of the analogies which were used and the best way that message has being communicated.
“However as to the difficulty of equity in competitors, I believe they’re actual ones.”
By way of these “actual” considerations Frydenberg raises, this piece from the Guardian’s Stephanie Convery is properly price your time if you happen to haven’t already learn it:
Labor is slowly rolling out Anthony Albanese’s radio interview transcripts from this morning. Unsurprisingly, the Ray Hadley shout-a-thon (unsure you would name it an interview) just isn’t out but. Sending ideas and prayers to whoever is making an attempt to place collectively that transcript.
Marise Payne has referred to as a uncommon press convention for this afternoon.
The overseas minister is notoriously media shy and barely holds press conferences herself.