A parliamentary inquiry into online age verification has recommended the federal government use face scans and official ID to confirm a person’s age.
Lower house crossbenchers are throwing their support behind an independent MP’s bill to curb emissions and re-establish a climate commission.
The communications watchdog has hit Optus with a $504,000 fine for spamming consumers who had unsubscribed from the telco’s texts and emails.
A federal MP insists he has not embarrassed the government after denying the links between climate change and Australia’s bushfires in a UK television interview.
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop says Australia needs to show global leadership on climate change in response to the bushfire crisis.
Australia has failed to make the top 40 in global rankings for gender equality.