Good morning. It’s Monday 20 June 2022, and here’s a round-up of the latest news.
Government rules out scraping JobActive
“What the government’s designed, some of its more punitive than actually getting the job done,” Mr Burke said.
Australian Employment Minister Tony Burke speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Source: AAP / LUKAS COCH/AAPIMAGE
“We want to make sure, and I’ll be changing it over the course of the next week, to make sure that we can have a system that’s designed to get people into work, rather than some media stunt to punish people.”
NSW police deny use of excessive power against climate action group
But a representative from Blockade Australia says that police presence was excessive.
Refugees urge federal government to grant permanent visas
The new Anthony Albanese government promised during the election campaign it would grant permanent protection visas to 19,000 people that Australia has already recognised as refugees.
A refugee advocate writes a slogan on the wall outside the Park Hotel, used as an immigration detention hotel where tennis player Novak Djokovic was confined in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, January 9, 2022. A (AP Photo/Mark Baker) Source: AP / Mark Baker/AP
Iranian refugee and psychologist Reza Rostami arrived in Australia by boat from Indonesia in 2013.
“Please, Labor government hurry up, thousands of children and asylum seekers waiting for this decision.”
Hamish Blake wins Logie named after Bert Newton
Global swimming body restricts trans athletes in womens’ competitions
A working group will instead establish an “open” category for them in some events as part of its new policy.
The policy was passed with a 71 per cent majority of the members of 152 national federations with voting rights.