April 19, 2021

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Australia news live: Crown ends all political donations; pressure builds on Morrison to listen to women

After 100,000 women marched for justice on Monday, the federal government faces scrutiny over whether...

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

12.08am GMT

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.”

11.54pm GMT

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.

Related: Most Australians back inquiry into rape allegation and fear ‘trial by mob’

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