Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

Chaos in parliament over Coalition's union-busting bill – politics live

Scott Morrison announces cut in number of government departments as part of public service overhaul. All the day’s political news, live 3.43am GMT Scott Morrison is asked a question on what he is doing to increase the number of nurses in aged care facilities. I will take that matter up. and make sure I get […]

Labor calls for royal commission into defence veteran suicide – politics live | Australia news

3.28am GMT03:28 Labor accuses the prime minister of misleading parliament by claiming the government has not increased debt. Labor’s Jim Chalmers says the government has doubled Australia’s debt. Scott Morrison describes Chalmers as “Obi Swan’s padawan” in his response. it is a complex sort of thing for him to understand. Because in the Labor party […]