Scott Morrison has said ‘lessons will be learned’ from Australia’s fight against coronavirus as he warned Australians to ‘brace’ themselves for more bad news in the coming weeks.
Scott Morrison’s decision to back Clive Palmer’s legal challenge against WA’s hard border in the courts before backflipping is not being forgotten by voters, The West Australian can reveal.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described the death of an Australian toddler killed in the Beirut blast as “just so terribly sad” and that he is praying for the family.
The ‘escalation of community concerns’ and an acceptance that WA could dictate its own ‘border settings in these circumstances’ proved vital in the Commonwealth’s spectacular backflip.
The Commonwealth Government won’t strike out evidence it has already given in support of Clive Palmer’s legal attempt to tear down the WA border.
Scott Morrison has listened to WA pulled the Federal Government out of Clive Palmer’s legal battle over the State’s hard border. It is a welcome move and WA will be watching as it plays out in court.
Scott Morrison has denied he backed out of Clive Palmer’s border battle with the McGowan Government because of the public backlash in WA, saying “that’s not how it played out”.
Scott Morrison will stare down “evil” cyber criminals and creeps, vowing to make the web a safer place for all Australians as part of a $2 billion bolstering of cyber security.
Mark McGowan is calling on Scott Morrison to support WA’s fight for a ‘fresh trial’ after the PM withdrew the Commonwealth’s involvement in Clive Palmer’s court bid to demolish WA’s hard border.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
Scott Morrison has called on China to step up and take a more active role in a stable world order as Labor accused a rogue backbench, anti-China group of dominating the Government’s foreign policy.
The West Australian has been told that the facility — which has been empty since February and was initially used as a quarantine facility — will begin taking asylum seekers as early as this month.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $1500 disaster payment in response to the Victorian coronavirus outbreak.
Mark McGowan has pleaded for the Federal Government to stop supporting Clive Palmer’s legal bid against WA’s border, saying it didn’t understand the ‘depth of feeling’ around coronavirus in the State.
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Amid the heated debate over the closure of WA’s borders, the Morrison Government must address one huge issue if it wants to win the people of WA over.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt says stopping arrivals from outside WA has meant we’ve avoided the coronavirus outbreaks being experienced in Victoria and NSW.
A meeting of ministers in Washington has been hailed as a giant opportunity” for Australia to express its interests within its US alliance, with Labor downplaying the effect of President Donald Trump.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has doubled down on his government’s hard border arrangements, saying there is no way to guarantee people haven’t recently visited coronavirus hotspots in Victoria and NSW.
As the coronavirus death toll continues to rise Scott Morrison announced he would cancel prior commitments and fly to the nation’s capital.
Every moment that passes we’re holding our breath hoping the situation in Victoria doesn’t continue to explode and engulf the nation in a wave of COVID-19 cases, writes Lanai Scarr.
Lanai ScarrFederal Political Editor
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to Mark McGowan saying he is willing to work with WA to open the borders to the East safely including using special provisions under the biosecurity act.
Space is truly the new frontier of global competition and co-operation. With the Morrison Government’s investment and commitment to new technology, WA stands ready to play a vital role.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Morrison Government is ‘favourably disposed’ to extending the coronavirus supplement dole payment beyond Christmas.
The Prime Minister has written to State and Territory leaders seeking their support on new Closing the Gap targets aiming to improve lives of Indigenous people.
Australia’s trade relationship with China is ‘mutually beneficial’ and ‘has never been stronger’, driven by the communist nation’s surging demand for iron ore, Scott Morrison has declared.
© West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020