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Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate

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Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate

- An Australian politician has prompted outrage by wearing a full burqa in the Senate. Pauline Hanson, who is not a Muslim, prompted gasps as she walked into Parliament in Canberra in the traditional religious dress. The controversial Senator, leader and founder of the One Nation Party, then called for the burqa to be banned in Australia. Her colleagues dismissed the "appalling" stunt and accused her of disrespecting the half a million people in Australia who follow the Islamic faith
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Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate

heraldsun.com.au

Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate

- ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has shocked onlookers after she entered Australia’s Senate Question Time wearing a burqa. Senator Hanson took her seat while wearing the full-face black garment. Senate President Stephen Parry said Senator Hanson’s identity had been confirmed before she entered the chamber. Senators continued on with Question Time in the Upper House as normal while Senator Hanson sat in the full black covering
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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

- US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

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Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

- The Australian Deputy Prime Minister's discovery he had dual New Zealand citizenship escalated into a trans-Tasman spat. We look at how the saga unfolded. A timeline of trans-Tasman political chaos How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded The Australian journalist who looked into the deputy prime minister's dual citizenship tells Morning Report "parallel investigations" were under way. Audio. How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded Australia's Foreign Minister says it will be difficult trust a Labour government with the involvement of a Labour MP in Australia's Deputy PM's citizenship controversy
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Bill to hike Medicare levy to raise $8 billion NDIS funding set to face Parliament

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Bill to hike Medicare levy to raise $8 billion NDIS funding set to face Parliament

- A bill to increase the Medicare levy and raise $8 billion to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced to Parliament today. The levy is a charge paid by most taxpayers to fund Australia's public health system and the Government wants to increase it from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent. The Coalition will introduce the bill to the House of Representatives today, but it will need to convince the Senate to pass it
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Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan a possible dual-citizen due to British laws

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Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan a possible dual-citizen due to British laws

- The dual citizen spotlight has fallen on a third Turnbull government minister, who may have inherited British citizenship from his father. Experts believe Justice Minister Michael Keenan is a "citizen by descent" of United Kingdom, unless he or his father went through the formal renunciation process. Despite two days of questioning by the Sydney Morning Herald, Keenan's office refused to say whether he had done so, only repeating the line he was a "Australian citizen and does not hold citizenship of any other country"
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Australia accuses New Zealand opposition of dirty tricks over citizenship fuss

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Australia accuses New Zealand opposition of dirty tricks over citizenship fuss

- The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party on Wednesday of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia’s deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament. The outcry over the deputy prime minister of a government with a one-seat majority has led to rare acrimony between the long-term allies, whose relations are usually defined by chummy banter and fierce sporting rivalry
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Donald Trump praises North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a 'wise' decision on Guam

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Donald Trump praises North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a 'wise' decision on Guam

- US President Donald Trump has praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a "wise and well reasoned" decision not to fire missiles towards the US territory of Guam, easing escalating tension between the two countries. Reclusive North Korea has made no secret of its plan to develop a missile capable of firing a nuclear warhead at the US to counter what it perceives as constant US threats of invasion, and tension has been rising for months
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Australia accuses NZ opposition of dirty tricks over citizenship fuss

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Australia accuses NZ opposition of dirty tricks over citizenship fuss

- SYDNEY: The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party on Wednesday of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament. The outcry over the deputy prime minister of a government with a one-seat majority has led to rare acrimony between the long-term allies, whose relations are usually defined by chummy banter and fierce sporting rivalry
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Australian opposition scoffs at 'Kiwis under the bed' plot

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Australian opposition scoffs at 'Kiwis under the bed' plot

- SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's opposition Labor Party on Wednesday (Aug 16) rejected extraordinary claims from the country's top diplomat that it conspired with New Zealand leftists to try to topple the government. Labor's Penny Wong accused Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of "a Kiwis under-the-bed scare campaign" to divert attention from government woes, invoking anti-communist "Reds under the beds" fears of the Cold War
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Federal Government's 'act of bastardry' risks Aussie jobs: Xenophon

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Federal Government's 'act of bastardry' risks Aussie jobs: Xenophon

- Future Frigates tender process may exclude Australian workforce, Nick Xenophon says The Federal Government has committed an "act of bastardry and deception" and must start over with the Future Frigates program tender process, South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has said. Senator Xenophon said a leaked tender document had confirmed local workers were at risk of being excluded from the $35 billion project
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Business leaders dump Trump over Charlottesville rally response

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Business leaders dump Trump over Charlottesville rally response

- Donald Trump hits back after business leaders rush to quit White House advisory panel US President Donald Trump has ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Mr Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Key points: Donald Trump says business leaders who quit his panel are "grandstanders" Latest executive to quit says "it was the right thing for me to do" Merck, Under Armour and Intel bosses have already quit panel "They're not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country," the President said at an impromptu news conference at Trump Tower in New York City
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Rocked by citizenship drama, Turnbull government ponders 'nuclear option'

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Rocked by citizenship drama, Turnbull government ponders 'nuclear option'

- Australia's Turnbull government has been rocked by another day of drama over the dual citizenship fiasco, a diplomatic stoush with New Zealand and another Liberal MP facing questions over their eligibility for Parliament. The Australian Government is moving closer towards unilaterally referring four Labor MPs to the High Court to have the validity of their election tested. The move would mark a dramatic escalation of the citizenship stoush that has so far seen five MPs - Nationals Barnaby Joyce and Matt Canavan, former Greens Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, and One Nation MP Malcolm Roberts - referred to the High Court to have the validity of their election examined
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Australian MP Ann Sudmalis scrambling to confirm UK citizenship status

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Australian MP Ann Sudmalis scrambling to confirm UK citizenship status

- Another Coalition MP is facing questions about her entitlement to dual citizenship, Fairfax Media can reveal, with Liberal Ann Sudmalis urgently seeking to clarify her status. As the citizenship crisis engulfing the Federal Parliament deepens, and coming just a day after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced he was a dual national of Australia and New Zealand, Fairfax Media has confirmed that Sudmalis has been in contact with the UK government to clarify her status
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Australia’s No. 2 Can Claim New Zealand Citizenship. Too Bad for Him.

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Australia’s No. 2 Can Claim New Zealand Citizenship. Too Bad for Him.

- Photo HONG KONG — The citizenship scandal that has roiled Australia’s Parliament threatened to claim its biggest casualty on Monday after the deputy prime minister was revealed by the New Zealand government to be a New Zealander, unbeknown to him. The Australian Constitution prohibits people with dual citizenship from holding seats in the national legislature. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, 50, the leader of the right-leaning National Party, has served in the House of Representatives since 2013, after serving eight years in the Senate
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Barnaby Joyce citizenship: Email that could bring down Aussie deputy

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Barnaby Joyce citizenship: Email that could bring down Aussie deputy

- Last Monday I got a phone call from a normally reliable source. With the section 44 wrecking ball still swinging through Parliament, the source suggested I might want to take a closer look at Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's citizenship. My first reaction was to laugh. Joyce had been in Parliament since 2004, serving in both chambers. He'd risen to the second most powerful office in the land
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Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

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Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after the New Zealand government declared he was a kiwi. Barnaby Joyce told Parliament he would become the fifth lawmaker to be referred to the High Court since last month for scrutiny over whether he was entitled to remain in Parliament
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  • Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship
    Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

    , radionz.co.nz

    The Australian Deputy Prime Minister's discovery he had dual New Zealand citizenship escalated into a trans-Tasman spat. We look at how the saga unfolded. A timeline of trans-Tasman political chaos How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded The Australian journalist who looked into the deputy prime minister's dual citizenship tells Morning Report "parallel investigations" were under way. Audio. How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded Australia's Foreign Minister says it will be difficult trust a Labour government with the involvement of a Labour MP in Australia's Deputy PM's citizenship controversy
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  • Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship
    Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

    , radionz.co.nz

    The Australian Deputy Prime Minister's discovery he had dual New Zealand citizenship escalated into a trans-Tasman spat. We look at how the saga unfolded. A timeline of trans-Tasman political chaos How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded The Australian journalist who looked into the deputy prime minister's dual citizenship tells Morning Report "parallel investigations" were under way. Audio. How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded Australia's Foreign Minister says it will be difficult trust a Labour government with the involvement of a Labour MP in Australia's Deputy PM's citizenship controversy
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  • Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally
    Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

    , smh.com.au

    US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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Elections

  • Bill Shorten calls on Government to commit to fixed, four-year Parliamentary terms
    Bill Shorten calls on Government to commit to fixed, four-year Parliamentary terms

    , abc.net.au

    Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has intensified his campaign for fixed four-year terms for Federal Parliament. Key points: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten calls for fixed four-year parliamentary terms The change could only be introduced through a referendum Mr Shorten says both major parties should take the issue to voters after the next election "I think the nation needs four-year terms," he said
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Trump

  • Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally
    Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

    , smh.com.au

    US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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Parliament

  • Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate
    Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate

    , heraldsun.com.au

    ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has shocked onlookers after she entered Australia’s Senate Question Time wearing a burqa. Senator Hanson took her seat while wearing the full-face black garment. Senate President Stephen Parry said Senator Hanson’s identity had been confirmed before she entered the chamber. Senators continued on with Question Time in the Upper House as normal while Senator Hanson sat in the full black covering
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Executive

  • Third Australian politician resigns from cabinet over dual citizenship
    Third Australian politician resigns from cabinet over dual citizenship

    , stuff.co.nz

    Australian government minister Matthew Canavan has resigned from cabinet and his political career is hanging by a thread after it emerged his mother had signed him up for Italian citizenship without his knowledge over a decade ago. The resignation is a body blow to the Turnbull government. The Resources and Northern Australia Minister is a close political ally of Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce and is seen as a rising star in the party
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Cabinet

  • Third Australian politician resigns from cabinet over dual citizenship
    Third Australian politician resigns from cabinet over dual citizenship

    , stuff.co.nz

    Australian government minister Matthew Canavan has resigned from cabinet and his political career is hanging by a thread after it emerged his mother had signed him up for Italian citizenship without his knowledge over a decade ago. The resignation is a body blow to the Turnbull government. The Resources and Northern Australia Minister is a close political ally of Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce and is seen as a rising star in the party
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