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Veteran suicides inquiry eyes planned claims changes

The royal commission into military suicides will keep an eye on changes to the veterans claims system being made alongside its inquiry, with the government announcing it is bringing in consultants. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Andrew Gee on Monday announced the appointment of consultants McKinsey’s to improve the claims system, which

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Coalition senator to ‘withhold vote’ unless Morrison ‘pushes back’ on state border closures

Coalition backbencher Gerard Rennick has threatened to withhold his vote from the government over state border closures, demanding Scott Morrison do more to push back on COVID-cautious Labor premiers. Senator Rennick wants the federal government to challenge the validity of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s state border closures in the High

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Qantas charged after cleaner stood down

Qantas has been criminally charged after a cleaner and health and safety representative was stood down after raising concerns about COVID-19 risks when cleaning aircraft arriving from China in early 2020. Theo Seremetidis was “brushed off” when he asked about COVID-19 measures in late January last year, according to the

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