The Turnbull government have halved the protection that was provided to Australia’s original network of marine parks set up in 2012
At last the fateful day is looming – the interminable campaign for the five by elections no-one wanted (except, of course, the media) is finally coming to a climax. Or, in the case of at least two of them, an anti-climax.
Last week the Fair Work Commission ruled that Sunday and public-holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in hospitality, retail and the fast-food industry. Well it’s about time! We already know these people are what have been dragging our country down.
As a member of the Opposition not burdened by harsh political realities, Malcolm Turnbull was free to say what he really thought: that Direct Action was reckless, a fig leaf for climate action, and a waste of money. He was right.
Bruce Apps, Townsend. On the ABC breakfast show this morning (Tuesday) we had prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his minister Michaelia Cash giving the unions a serve and running them down to the lowest – I am afraid that he is on the wrong tangent.