Thai court dissolves opposition party Future Forward | World news

One of Thailand’s most popular opposition parties has been disbanded after it was found to have violated electoral rules by receiving an illegal loan, a decision analysts say is likely to heighten political tensions. The constitutional court dissolved Future Forward on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. Future Forward, […]

AFP has dropped Angus Taylor investigation, report says – politics live

Australian federal police decide not to pick up inquiry into Taylor over doctored documents, Keith Pitt to take Matt Canavan’s former portfolio, and veteran affairs portfolio to move into cabinet. All the day’s events, live 3.59am GMT Josh Frydneberg continues to use old auditor-general reports to attack Labor, in some sort of tactic to explain […]

New Zealand volcano: one dead and ‘likely to be more’ after eruption on White Island – live | World news

5.45am GMT05:45 In that press conference, deputy commissioner Tims said that some of the tourists on the island were from cruise ship Ovation of the Seas. “From my understanding, some of the tourists are from a cruise ship so we should have a list of people that left the cruise ship and potentially are on […]

Chinese students in Australia speak: ‘Australia embraces all cultures while losing its own’ | World news

Chinese students in Australia have been accused of trying to stifle freedom of speech on campus, of attacking pro-democracy protesters and of undermining the quality of education at our top universities which are increasingly dependent on the money they bring. They stand at the centre of many of our political debates as we navigate the […]