BILL HEADING FOR A BOAT BACKFLIP

Bill Shorten has refused to rule out bringing the Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) in Regional Processing Centres on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia. Mr Shorten is under pressure as a growing number of his MPs repudiate Labor’s policy adopted narrowly at Labor’s national conference just last year. In a further sign that Labor and…

DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, SYDNEY

Subjects: Australian Trusted Trader funding announcement; self-harm incident on Nauru; Nauru & Manus Island Regional Processing Centre; Labor’s split on Border Protection; Tony Abbott’s comments.   E&EO… PETER DUTTON: Thank you for being here this morning.   I’m very pleased to be in Sydney to make an announcement of $70 million for a four year…

LABOR’S SPLIT ON BOATS WIDENS

Labor is clearly split from the top down on border protection policies – a worrying and clear signal that it will change tack if it wins the next election. Any change in the policy will see boats start again as we saw under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Frontbencher and leadership candidate Anthony Albanese’s comments…

AUSTRALIAN FIRST FOR TRUSTED TRADERS

Faster and more streamlined trade for trusted Australian businesses is one step closer, with the Government today announcing almost $70 million for the implementation of the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) programme. ATT is a partnership between Government and private industry aimed at enhancing trade by improving the international competitiveness of Australian businesses. The Minister for…