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‘Shambles’: MPs attack appointment of Charity Commission chair

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A cross-party group of MPs has delivered a scathing attack on a “shambolic” and “appalling” appointments process in which a successful candidate to chair the charities watchdog resigned just days before he was due to ...

Calls for rerun of selection process to find next head of Charity Commission

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Voluntary sector leaders have called for a rerun of the process for choosing the next head of the charities regulator, saying they have no confidence in the appointments system after the shock resignation of the new w...

Campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rebuffed by Law Commission

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A coalition of women’s rights campaigners have voiced their disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime. The commission, an independent body that ...

‘Beyond heartbreaking’: 500 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991 royal commission

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Five hundred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody in Australia in the 30 years since a royal commission handed down a report aimed at preventing Indigenous deaths in the justice system. Th...

Fair Work Commission rules BHP vaccine mandate unlawful due to lack of consultation

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The Fair Work Commission has ruled a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all workers at BHP’s Mt Arthur coalmine was unlawful because the company did not consult adequately with its workers. Approximately 50 mine workers wer...

Labour will boycott sleaze commission, says Keir Starmer

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Keir Starmer says Labour will boycott the commission set up to overhaul the parliamentary sleaze system, after MPs voted to protect the Conservative MP Owen Paterson from suspension over lobbying claims, calling it a ...

‘Give people money and they’re no longer poor, it’s not rocket science’: Sammy Wright of the Social Mobility Commission

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Two teenagers are curled up on a sofa, asleep in each other’s arms. On the kitchen floor close by, an adult lies in a pool of blood. Soon the police will be on their way and the siblings, who were abused and neglected...

Legal challenge launched over ‘anti-woke’ agenda of Charity Commission

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A legal challenge has been launched over the government’s apparent attempt to force the charities’ watchdog to pursue a regulatory agenda against good causes that ministers believe stray into “woke” and “political” ac...

New Zealand commission launches inquiry into ‘massive human rights failure’ on housing

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New Zealand’s housing crisis has become a “massive human rights failure”, the Human Rights Commission has said, as it launches a national inquiry into the problem. “Successive governments have failed New Zealanders,” ...

6 January commission – everything you need to know

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The long-awaited investigation into the 6 January insurrection will begin on Tuesday, when a House special committee convenes to investigate the deadly attack on the US Capitol. It has been more than six months since ...

Hamilton Commission report aims to improve diversity in motorsport

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Lewis Hamilton has announced the findings of the commission he created to investigate how to improve diversity in motorsport, citing “far-reaching” problems that need to be addressed. The world champion has made a str...

EU Commission urged to reject Hungary’s Covid recovery plan

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The European Commission is being urged to reject a coronavirus recovery plan for Hungary over concerns about fraud, corruption and the country’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights. A cross-party group of left and liberal MEPs ha...

Arnhem Land leaders lodge voter suppression complaint against Australian Electoral Commission

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Two Indigenous men from Arnhem Land have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, alleging the Australian Electoral Commission has suppressed votes through indirect discrimination – including strict rules ...

Nerves in the Commons as MPs await Boundary Commission report

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Some time before midday on Monday, quite a lot of English MPs will start getting distinctly twitchy. It is then that they will first see the results of a major redrawing of parliamentary boundaries, with a number of s...

‘Unscrupulous’ UK energy brokers will have to disclose commission fees

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The UK energy regulator will force “unscrupulous” energy brokers to come clean about the true cost of their deals by revealing their hidden commission fees to help protect more than a million microbusinesses from bein...

EU Commission calls on UK to ditch ideology over Northern Ireland protocol

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A senior European Commission figure has defended the Northern Ireland protocol, calling on the UK government to ditch ideology in favour of pragmatism in order to transform problems arising from the Brexit deal. Maroš...

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