Return of Turnbull to Liberal party power

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September 14 was a tumultuous day for Australian politics. At 4pm Malcolm Turnbull announced he was challenging Tony Abbott as leader of the Liberal Party, at 6pm Tony Abbott spoke out, at 9.15 they had a vote, and by 9.45 there was a new leader of the Liberal Party. Is this indicative of a larger trend? And what changes might Malcolm Turnbull have in store for his party and for Australia? I spoke to Melbourne University’s Associate Professor Sarah Maddison about this.

Greens call for indigenous conferences on constitutional recognition

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing criticism following his decision to reject plans for Indigenous led talks on constitutional recognition. Mr Abbott said he is in favour of building a national consensus rather than simply an Indigenous one, to avoid producing a ‘log of claims’. I spoke to Rachel Siewart, the Greens senator for Western Australia, and spokesperson for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, about this.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 23)

– Rui Arajo announced as East Timor’s new PM – SA opposition attacks government’s mental health plan – Russia, Egypt to collaborate on Egyptian nuclear plants – Tunisian smugglers protest police brutality – ‘Judas camels’ culling herds – Tasmanian mental health system “chronically underfunded” – Modern India sees increase in female abortion – Fake snow leopard attempts zoo escape – Cell discovery could change the face of cancer research – Qld election has record number of informal votes

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 17)

– Sydney aid summit strengthens resolutions
– Online toolkit launched for families of missing persons
– Indonesia recalls ambassadors, rebukes Australia
– Indonesian zoo ‘torturing’ its animals
– Boys at risk of HPV without vaccinations
– MAVEN to travel to Mars
– Potential changes to OP system
– Indonesia gives ultimatum: Two days to apologise
– One in 10 Federal Police under investigation Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 17)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)

– Go card loopholes wiped out
– Koala killing woodchipper company rebuked
– Stroke sufferers going without basic care
– PM Abbott declares end to Afghan War
– First global skin cancer conference held in Brisbane
– Global warming brings irrukandji to Queensland waters Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)