Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says a royal commission will be held into the treatment of juvenile prisoners in the Northern Territory after shocking footage into their abuse and mistreatment aired on ABC TV’s 4 Corners last night. The episode, titled “Australia’s Shame: The brutalisation of children behind bars”, revealed teenage […]
Comments from the opposition leader Bill Shorten may be unravelling a previous political consensus on the next step in the already-slow reconciliation process for indigenous Australians. Shorten has been saying he is open to striking a “treaty” on indigenous recognition, which would go far beyond the broad previous bipartisan agreement […]
A rare joint statement from the PM and the opposition leader.
A referendum in 2 years?
Subsidising rural living is an important question for the nation.