Bob Katter says Australia must defend against ‘aggressive’ threat from communist China

Bob Katter says Australia must defend against ‘aggressive’ threat from communist China Veteran MP Bob Katter has said Australia should defend itself against an “aggressive” Chinese Communist Party regime, with every high school student trained in the use of a rifle.

Leaders debate 2022: How to livestream Sky News’ Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese forum

Sportsbet has opened betting on Debate Bingo ahead of tonight’s forum. The online bookmaker expects either Scott Morrison or Anthony Albanese will say “climate change” ($1.01), closely followed by “Jobseeker rate” ($1.10), “mismanagement” ($1.12) and “Soloman Islands” ($1.17). (Not the Solomon Islands, mind you, but the Solo Man Islands, where the primary method of transportation … Read more

Leaders debate 2022: Where to watch Sky News’ Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese forum

With the first leaders’ debate hours away, Aussies are already placing some bizarre bets on we can expect to see from Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese tonight. Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese will go head-to-head in the first leaders’ debate of the election on Wednesday night in Brisbane. The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader will … Read more

Canadian veterans group gives up Afghan rescue efforts, citing burnout and Ottawa’s bureaucratic roadblocks

Former Afghan interpreters begin a hunger strike on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 31, 2022, as they call for the federal government to do more to help family members fleeing the Taliban.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A Canadian veterans group is giving up its efforts to evacuate Afghans who supported Ottawa’s military and diplomatic mission … Read more

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan coming ‘later this year,’ minister says

The federal government has blown past its own promised deadline to complete the country’s first LGBTQ2S+ action plan, but the minister overseeing it says it will be delivered “later this year.” During last summer’s election campaign, the Liberals promised to complete the plan within the first 100 days of forming a new government. Last week’s … Read more

Anthony Albanese accuses Scott Morrison of playing ‘a game’ as he demands the PM call the election to ‘let the Australian people decide’

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claimed Australians are “used to Scott Morrison keeping them waiting” as he urged the Prime Minister to “just get on with it” and call the Federal Election. Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of playing a game by seemingly putting off calling the Federal Election. Mr Albanese … Read more

Singh tells the Star he expects Trudeau will honor their deal

OTTAWA—NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he is confident — based on briefings that included a conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — that Thursday’s federal budget will honor the deal he made to prop up the Liberal minority government in exchange for action on a suite of progressive policies. In an interview with the Star … Read more

Hospital president to run for Liberals in Tory-held Etobicoke-Lakeshore

The Ontario Liberals are hoping a leading health-care expert will be just what the doctor ordered to help them win Etobicoke-Lakeshore in the June 2 election. Lee Fairclough, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener and a former vice-president at Health Quality Ontario, is entering the political arena. Fairclough, who lives in Etobicoke, is hoping … Read more

Prime Minister says Australia needs ‘to take a close look’ at Anthony Albanese in response to ‘call the election’ comments

The Prime Minister has responded to Anthony Albanese’s “call the election” comments saying he wants to give Australians the opportunity to “take a close look at this bloke”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded to Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s calls for the government to “call the election” immediately. Mr Albanese made the comments during his … Read more