Australian politics

NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Two-step plebiscite is only way Australia could be a republic, Malcolm Turnbull says | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull says the only chance Australia has of evolving successfully into a republic is if a future government holds a plebiscite where voters first thrash out whether the proposed change is to a direct election or parliamentary appointment model. Turnbull, who served as the chairman of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) from 1993 to …

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