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The day that became, Monday 22 November
That’s the set we are able to leave the reside blog for Monday. Amy Remeikis will more than seemingly be support all over again with you the next day morning for day two of this last sitting fortnight for 2021.
Right here’s about a of what made the suggestions this day:
Air Unique Zealand has cancelled about 1,000 flights between Unique Zealand and Australia, citing “continued border uncertainty” between the 2 countries.
Completely-vaccinated eligible visa holders will more than seemingly be in a region to enter Australia from 1 December without desirous to deliver for a scuttle exemption, alongside with absolutely-vaccinated residents from Japan and South Korea.
Speaker Tony Smith had his last day in the job this day, and will support out the relaxation of his length of time as a backbencher.
The lockdown in Katharine in the NT became prolonged for two days, as chief minister Michael Gunner printed spherical 400 public servants had left their jobs attributable to the vaccine mandate (98% had been vaccinated).
One Nation chief Pauline Hanson’s bill aimed at stopping vaccine necessities in the states failed when it came to a vote in the Senate, no topic 5 Coalition senators crossing the flooring to vote for it.
The debate resulted in a fiery speech from self reliant senator Jacqui Lambie, who accused One Nation of pushing the bill to elevate their electoral potentialities and salvage more donations.
Victoria recorded 1,029 original Covid-19 conditions and eight deaths, while NSW recorded 180 original conditions and one death.
Unique Zealand recorded 205 conditions of Covid-19.
The South Australian deputy premier (and attorney favorite) Vickie Chapman introduced she’s going to step down from her ministerial roles after a vote of no self belief from the SA parliament gradual last week.
Until the next day.
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The Morrison authorities’s political campaigner bill has passed the lower home. The bill lowers the threshold for “political campaigners”, equivalent to charities, to exclaim their marketing campaign spending from $500,000 to $100,000.
Earlier on Monday the authorities made massive amendments to the bill – including pointing out that foreign donors are unable to form items for the functions of incurring electoral expenditure or rising or speaking electoral topic.
The crossbench became no longer delighted concerning the changes, MP Helen Haines moved a second reading modification complaining the authorities had “damaged with convention and introduced a essential addition to this bill, tripling it in dimension interior a topic of hours, and combating the crossbench from having an opportunity to assessment, look or be briefed on the amended bill”.
Labor’s Andrew Giles accused the Coalition of being “contemptuous of democracy”:
Andrew Giles MP
Indecent scenes in the Rental perfect now because the Morrison authorities rams thru electoral law changes designed to silence charities and critics.
With 35 amendments they circulated at the final minute – and didn’t even protest to.
They’re utterly contemptuous of our democracy.
November 22, 2021
The bill is off to the Senate – the set worthy of the authorities’s agenda is imperilled by their own contributors (Gerard Rennick and Alex Antic) threatening to withhold their votes – even supposing some in the charities sector focal point on the authorities has mustered adequate crossbench votes to salvage it thru no topic Labor and Greens opposition.
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Accurate circling support on the Air Unique Zealand announcement on cancelled flights between Australia and Unique Zealand owing to ongoing uncertainty spherical borders, Air Unique Zealand’s chief customer and gross sales officer Leanne Geraghty acknowledged the next:
We’re performing now to give clients as worthy lumber in the park as that that you just would possibly possibly possibly presumably imagine, so that they’ll develop more than a couple of plans.
We love this most neatly-liked files capability some clients will deserve to support longer before reuniting with loved ones. We’re persevering with to enact the full lot we are able to to salvage them home safely as like a flash as that that you just would possibly possibly possibly presumably imagine.
The airline acknowledged it would proceed to feature a diminished time desk of flights into Sydney and Melbourne and “red flights” from Australia into Unique Zealand for these with MIQ spots.
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Accurate circling support on Senator Jacqui Lambie’s earlier speech on the motivations in the support of the anti-vaccine mandate regulations this morning.
I acknowledged for One Nation, this isn’t about COVID discrimination, it’s about cash.
An hour later they ship out this email, inquiring for cash. https://t.co/2R8j3mVUJu pic.twitter.com/R51TICUNwE
November 22, 2021
Pork barrelling isn’t nearly as indispensable as politicians are inclined to guage.
That’s the discovering of a perceive co-authored by a Labor MP into federal sports actions grants worth $100m.
AAP reviews the paper with the Australian National University figured out the program, funnelled into Coalition and marginal seats, had nearly no electoral extinguish.
“Contrary to our expectations, we discover nearly no electoral impression of the grants,” ANU political science professor Ian McAllister and Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh acknowledged in the survey-reviewed paper printed in the journal Political Study.
“These electorates that received more carrying grant funding had been no seemingly to swing in favour of the authorities in the 2019 election than electorates that received no funding.
“A straw pollof contributors of the Rental of Representatives suggests one that that you just would possibly possibly possibly presumably imagine clarification as to why pork-barrelling persists: parliamentarians are inclined to overestimate its electoral impression.”
The auditor favorite last 365 days figured out the so-known as sports actions rorts saga favoured Coalition and marginal seats.
It resulted in sports actions minister Bridget McKenzie to prevent cabinet.
She spent nearly 18 months on the backbench before returning below Nationals chief Barnaby Joyce.
The sports actions rorts saga has helped fuel requires a nationwide anti-corruption physique with enamel.
The authorities has promised to legislate a Commonwealth Integrity Commission this period of time, but early drafts had been criticised for being too mushy.
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(Like a flash last one from me before Josh takes the blog)
Right here became Anthony Albanese talking concerning the text message Scott Morrison brought up (and then had to honest) in the future of inquire time on Sky Info this afternoon:
Q: Sooner than you trip, you took exception to something the prime minister acknowledged this day when it comes to his vacation to Hawaii. He then followed up your comments by asserting that you just’ve chosen to politicise the message he sent you and you’ve performed so ever since. What enact you narrate primarily based totally on that?
Albanese: What nonsense. Right here’s what came about this day.
The prime minister stood up in the parliament and he acknowledged, to cite him straight, be conscious for be conscious, he acknowledged that he texted me from the airplane, ‘Once I became going on that leave and told him the set I became going. And he became absolutely responsive to the set I became travelling with my family’.
That’s no longer valid. He did ship me a text message. It became a non-public text message from him to me. It didn’t narrate the set he became going. I didn’t know the set he became going. At some stage in that week, you’d be conscious that the prime minister’s office briefed out and acknowledged it became substandard that the prime minister became foreign. They generally wouldn’t even verify that Michael McCormack became the performing prime minister in the future of that length.
Q: Did he let you know he became going on leave foreign?
Albanese: No, he didn’t.
Q: You didn’t exclaim that to anybody that he became going on leave regardless?
No, I didn’t. Because ought to you sent me a non-public message, it stays deepest. And we know that this prime minister divulges text messages from world leaders. I have a glimpse that if somebody sends me a non-public text message, then it’s deepest. Nonetheless I couldn’t allow it to face that became the case, because he did narrate he became going on leave, he didn’t narrate he became going foreign, he didn’t narrate the set he became going. And frankly, that became a topic for him.
Nonetheless I did win it unparalleled that it wasn’t divulged in a favorite capability that he became on leave. That’s the set this bother comes from.
And this day, after he did that, and I gave my deepest clarification, the prime minister stood up and doubled down and acknowledged, ‘Oh, no, I became talking about no longer the set I became going’, and tried to pretend he became talking about something else.
And then after the Speaker’s tributes that had been made, he stood up and all over again corrected the file in the parliament. The bother for this prime minister is that he has this persona trait whereby he says whatever is useful at the time, no topic what the info are. And it’s miles good unparalleled that he has been bright to enact that.
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That has been quite the re-introduction to parliament after a 3 week fracture, so it’s time for me to trip have a examine a wall and focal point on the choices I have made in existence which have led me to this second.
Josh Taylor will salvage you thru the night, because he’s an absolute trooper.
We now have seven more days of parliament left on this 365 days though – so seven more hours of inquire time, at the very least.
Tomorrow, a brand original speaker will more than seemingly be elected. Will or no longer it’s Kevin Andrews? Nola Marino? Who can narrate pointless to narrate. The authorities has the numbers on it, so it’s miles as much as them – but I don’t judge we are going to behold an uncontested speaker this time spherical (Labor supported Tony Smith’s election to the feature). No person knows how long they’ll take a seat in the chair both – if the election is called for March, then it’s miles good this sitting. Fun truth – they receives a commission because the speaker till the original parliament sits, so that will more than seemingly be a good pay bump for whomever is elected to the feature, even supposing it’s miles good seven days in the true chair. They would possibly be able to additionally salvage a portrait. Such are the traditions of our democracy.
Tomorrow is event room assembly day, the set the Coalition will pretend all is good dazzling and dandy interior its ranks, even supposing contributors are threatening to both spoiled the flooring, or withhold votes, or proceed to talk out at anti-vax rallies.
Labor and the Greens will additionally meet, but the action is all with the authorities for the time being as it seeks to re-centre itself because the, neatly, perfect centre.
So a long way – it’s going massive (here is sarcasm).
I’ll be support early the next day morning, with Mike Bowers, Katharine Murphy, Sarah Martin, Daniel Hurst and Paul Karp to duvet the total parliament *gestureswhatever.
A extraordinarily mountainous thanks to of us who joined alongside this day. You develop all of it helpful. I am hoping that. Please, as repeatedly – salvage care of you.
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Air Unique Zealand cancels flights to Australia
Air Unique Zealand has canceled about 1,000 flights between Unique Zealand and Australia, citing “continued border uncertainty” between the 2 countries.
The announcement will stagger the plans of some Unique Zealanders and Australians who had hoped to be reunited for Christmas.
The airline acknowledged spherical 20,000 clients would be affected.
The flights cancelled fall between now and the high of December – while the airline’s flight time desk beyond then remains in pronounce, it’s no longer particular whether or no longer more flights would possibly possibly possibly be cancelled down the road.
This would possibly even be significantly no longer easy files for households and company who had been hoping to take up over Christmas … Nonetheless our fingers are tied till border restrictions ease, and we ranking extra clarity from the Unique Zealand Authorities,” chief customer & gross sales officer Leanne Geraghty acknowledged in a written assertion.
We’re performing now to give clients as worthy lumber in the park as that that you just would possibly possibly possibly presumably imagine, so that they’ll develop more than a couple of plans,” Geraghty acknowledged.
We love this most neatly-liked files capability some clients will deserve to support longer before reuniting with loved ones. We’re persevering with to enact the full lot we are able to to salvage them home safely as like a flash as that that you just would possibly possibly possibly presumably imagine.”
The airline acknowledged it would proceed to feature a diminished time desk of flights into Sydney and Melbourne and ‘red flights’ from Australia into Unique Zealand for these with MIQ spots.
Grounded … Air Unique Zealand cancels flights to and from Australia till the high of the 365 days. Photo: Designate Baker/AP
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