Labor pursues Coalition for ‘keeping wages low’; Matt Canavan crosses Senate floor over India repatriation – politics live

Anthony Albanese will deliver his budget reply speech, which is expected to continue the opposition’s attack over sluggish wages growthLabor pursues government on wages Moderna signs deal with Australia to supply 25m vaccine doses How will the Moderna vaccine boost Australia’s vaccine program?Why the budget was light on climate and environment measuresThe secret of the budget? The fact we’re stuck here | Greg Jericho
‘Demeaning’ crackdown on single mothers scrapped, budget papers revealConfusion over vaccination targets as Frydenberg defends big-spending budget 6.21am BST This story remains exceptionally bizarre – for background, head here, but this answer is just next level wtaf.It has nothing to do with being gay. I don’t know why you would raise that. Here’s the Premier discussing the Adam Brooks allegations. It appears he’d thought about his response prior to this morning’s press conference. #politas @WINNews_Tas 6.19am BST This afternoon in the Senate Labor voted with the Coalition on a precedence motion to debate changes to the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (Naif).
The bill is ostensibly about extending Naif’s timeline to invest to 2026; and expanding its ability to invest in projects that achieve economic and population growth by allowing it to provide financial assistance to entities other than states and territories, an to provide financial assistance in the form of equity investments.
Labor supports northern development and we support the NAIF. But 6 years after it was launched, the NAIF has only released 6% of its $5 billion budget. We have called on the Govt to make changes for years. It’s about time they acted.And this vote is now on an amendment we hoped Labor might support – no public money under NAIF given to NEW fossil fuel projects. But sadly they are still voting against even that weak version. Sitting with the Govt as they so often do. We wish they would be stronger on climate! Continue reading…

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Labor pursues Coalition for ‘keeping wages low’; Matt Canavan crosses Senate floor over India repatriation – politics live  
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