April 19, 2021

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Australia politics live: sport rorts report to be released; vaccine website errors put pressure on Coalition

The long-awaited report into accusations of pork barrelling over the allocation of sports grants is...

The long-awaited report into accusations of pork barrelling over the allocation of sports grants is due and the government faces scrutiny over its botched vaccine booking website. Follow all the latest updates

12.09am GMT

The Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has just made a contribution in the federation chamber highlighting the abuse she has suffered while in public life.

Flint (who has copped a lot of inexcusable sexist abuse) has been very active this week. The contribution today referenced a batch of emails she’d received in recent days containing yet more profanity laden abuse. Flint was also critical of comments made online by the journalist Paul Bongiorno and referenced a retort from her Liberal colleague Hollie Hughes: “We believe all women except conservative women”.

11.51pm GMT

Morning all, overnight I reported it was likely that the government and Labor would reach agreement on some rapid fire legislation to ensure that submissions staff make to the looming Jenkins review (the review triggered by Brittany Higgins examining parliamentary culture) can’t be accessed under freedom of information or released under the Archives Act.

I’m hearing agreement on that is close now. We will keep you posted.

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