Deadline for feedback on plan to end violence against women extended after backlash

The tight deadline had caused anger from activists, domestic violence groups and victim-survivors, but has since been extended by four weeks to 25 February. A spokesperson for the Minister for Social Services Anne Ruston said: “Minister Ruston contacted state and territory ministers who make up the Women’s Safety Taskforce over the weekend and they have jointly … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s travel ban could be eased in the ‘right circumstances’

Scott Morrison said he would not precondition any requirement of allowing Djokovic to return earlier, amid the intense international spotlight on the turbulent saga. “There is the opportunity for [an individual] to return and in the right circumstances, and that would be considered at the time,” Mr Morrison told 2GB Radio.  #LATEST Prime Minister Scott … Read more

Australian teachers plead for delayed school start as country faces COVID-19 peak

Melbourne high school teacher Rosalie Steward. Source: Supplied/Rosalie Steward “Ideally, we have a government … that makes decisions in consultation with representatives from every single sector, not based simply on economics or convenience, ” she said. “To rush forward without any regard or respect for the education sector, which is a unique one, seems at … Read more