Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from, Amnesty International has alleged.
The Prime Minister flew back into the country on Wednesday evening and into a ferocious blame game over the Holden closure and the immediate threat of worse to come if Toyota also goes.
Jim Griffin had spent all of Wednesday morning in Canberra, trying to convince politicians that Australia's automotive industry still had a future.
It was overcast in Elizabeth on Wednesday but it had been gloomy for months.
Toyota, the last car manufacturer standing in Australia, will find out at lunchtime on Thursday if it will be given the chance to put a new pay deal to its 2500-strong Altona workforce - something the car maker has argued is crucial to it staying in the country.
It was the message that sounded the death knell for Holden as a manufacturer in Australia.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten accepted an upgrade to business class for his family when they went on holidays to Bali last month, one of seven upgrades he, his wife and family have received since September from airlines.
Are Liberal pollsters Mark Textor and Lynton Crosby a pair of hypocrites? That is the question for the Federal Court.
Attorney-General George Brandis has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct a sweeping review of Commonwealth legislation to find provisions that encroach upon “rights, freedoms and privileges”.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten accepted an upgrade to business class for his family when they went on holidays to Bali last month, one of seven upgrades he, his wife and family have received since September from airlines.
65 year old Denis Reid conquered a massive run from Eden to Bombala to raise funds for MS ...
Two local cyclists competed strongly in the Jet Black 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race
Collections made locally will help local families this Christmas