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Australian PM to attend Cop26 in Glasgow but emissions deal with Coalition partner still weeks off

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed he will attend the Cop26 conference in Glasgow in two weeks but has signalled it might take a fortnight, rather than days, to land an agreement with junior ...

Germany’s Greens and CDU report ‘constructive’ coalition talks

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Germany’s Green party and conservatives have described initial rounds of exploratory coalition talks as “constructive”. The comment came after the first formal meeting since last month’s election between the likely ch...

How German coalition wrangling could affect Cop26 mood

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It was called Germany’s climate election. After deadly floods in July sharpened the focus on the climate emergency, all parties vied for green votes. But when it comes to the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, t...

Olaf Scholz seeks three-way coalition after SPD’s narrow German election win – video

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The conservative rule in Germany under Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU party has ended after 16 years, as official preliminary results show the centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) secured 25.7% of the vote and ...

German progressives dare to dream of leftist ‘red-green-red’ coalition

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As Germany heads to the polls this weekend, it is the scenario that haunts conservatives’ nightmares and has progressives daring to dream: that after 16 years of conservative-led rule, Europe’s most powerful economy c...

Left-leaning coalition predicted to win Norwegian parliamentary vote

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Norway’s left-leaning opposition has ousted the country’s Conservative-led government in parliamentary elections, exit polls have predicted, but the exact shape of the “Red-Green” coalition set to run the Nordic count...

Coalition invests further $50m in new vaccine campaign to sway reluctant Australians

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Another $50m will be spent trying to convince the 20% of Australians who are reluctant to get a Covid-19 vaccination. The federal government on Sunday launched a new campaign promoting an expanding network of vaccinat...

Coalition acknowledges targeted lockdowns may still happen once vaccination rate exceeds 70%

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The federal finance minister, Simon Birmingham, has acknowledged that targeted lockdowns could still happen once 70% to 80% of adults are vaccinated, and has moved to reassure Australians “we are not about to walk awa...

Poland’s coalition under threat as parliament votes on media bill

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The future of Poland’s three-party coalition government has been thrown into doubt as parliament votes on Wednesday on a controversial media ownership bill that could lead to the country’s largest remaining independen...

Coalition believes it has numbers to stop Great Barrier Reef being listed as ‘in danger’

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Australia’s global lobbying offensive to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the world heritage “in danger” list has secured support from at least nine of the 21-member committee that will make the decision, according to ...

‘Ludicrous’: Coalition paid $115,000 a space for car park in Melbourne

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The Coalition’s commuter car park fund paid $115,000 a space for a project in the Melbourne suburb of Berwick, which the auditor general found was almost double the benchmark price. Stuart Norman, the chief executive ...

Israeli coalition faces early test over illegal West Bank settlement

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Leftwing Israelis have accused the country’s new government of kowtowing to the right over the handling of an illegal settlement near the West Bank city of Nablus, in what is viewed as an early test of the ideological...

‘Sports rorts on steroids’: scathing report finds Coalition car park program not effective or merit-based

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Not one of the 47 commuter car park sites promised by the Coalition at the 2019 election was selected by the infrastructure department, with projects worth $660m handpicked by the government on advice of its MPs and c...

National aged care plan did not exist before Coalition published ‘7th edition’ in late 2020

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Experts have accused the federal government of “revising history” by describing the current national Covid aged care plan as the “7th edition” when no prior editions of the document exist. The aged care royal commissi...

‘Dead in the water’: key crossbenchers reject Coalition demand to back new environment standards

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The Morrison government is attempting to stare down the Senate over changes to conservation laws, warning the wording of controversial new environment standards before parliament is “not negotiable” and will not be st...

‘Dead in the water’: key crossbenchers reject Coalition demand to keep new environment standards

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The Morrison government is attempting to stare down the Senate over changes to conservation laws, warning the wording of controversial new environment standards before parliament is “not negotiable” and will not be st...

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