After 100,000 women marched for justice on Monday, the federal government faces scrutiny over whether it’s listening. Follow all today’s latest news and updates, live
That story about Australia deporting a 15-year-old to New Zealand – yes, it happened.
As AAP reports:
It was a pretty poor call for Minister Peter Dutton to come out and start talking about sending out the trash to New Zealand in the same week that we were commemorating … an Australian who came here and killed 50 odd people in New Zealand and injured so many more.”
The latest Essential poll numbers are in.
The man/woman breakdown in these numbers is worth looking at, even if you don’t pay attention to polls (as Katharine Murphy reports:)
The latest survey of 1,124 respondents finds more than half the sample (55%) believes the prime minister should set up an investigation to satisfy himself of the attorney general’s fitness after a historical rape allegation was levelled against Christian Porter. Porter has firmly denied the allegation stating it “never happened”.
But 45% of the sample agrees with a statement mirroring Scott Morrison’s framing: “We need to respect the rule of law, we can’t have a trial by mob.” Australians split on gender and partisan lines.