Australia is trying to remove mention of phasing out of coal in the communique at the Pacific Islands Forum.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has attacked a Cricket Australia decision to allow transgender and gender-diverse people to play the sport the highest level as “heavy-handed” and “mystifying”.
Union leader John Setka says he’s a victim of “false allegations” being made for political gain, after coming under fire for comments he reportedly made about anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says he will have a tilt at the Labor leadership if no other candidate will stand up for regional Australia and the coalmining industry.
With polls showing the race has tightened in the final days, Scott Morrison wants people to know every vote will count at tomorrow’s federal election.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid an emotional tribute to his late mother as he criticised a newspaper article accusing him of omitting a key fact about her career.