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Cabinet committee blocked plan to double Australia’s support to Pacific, election-eve leak reveals

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The Morrison government has been hit by an election-eve leak that cabinet’s national security committee blocked a proposal by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, to double Australia’s support to the Pacific. L...

Swati Dhingra to join Bank of England’s monetary policy committee

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The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has chosen an outspoken critic of Brexit as the next member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee. Dr Swati Dhingra, an associate professor at the London School of Econo...

Rudy Giuliani backs out of interview with Capitol attack committee

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Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani is not expected to appear at an interview scheduled for Friday with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack, throwing into jeopardy the prospe...

The fudging is over, as monetary policy committee predicts 10.2% inflation

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At least the Bank of England has stopped dancing around the idea that inflation will hit double digits this year. Back in March, the prospect wasn’t spelled out starkly; instead, there was a warning that the peak woul...

Capitol attack committee requests cooperation from key Republican trio

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack asked three Republican members of Congress to assist the inquiry into the events of January 6 on Monday, as it seeks to establish the extent of their roles i...

Fifa ethics committee investigating sexual misconduct claims in Canadian soccer

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Fifa has confirmed the investigatory chamber of its ethics committee has launched an investigation into the actions of disgraced former Canada youth national team coach Bob Birarda and allegations of sexual harassment...

Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller to testify before January 6 committee

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Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s former top adviser, will give testimony to the January 6 committee today, according to the Associated Press. The reported cooperation of Miller is further evidence that the House investi...

Senate judiciary committee nears vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson

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The Senate judiciary committee on Monday neared a vote on the historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, poised to be the first Black woman confirmed to the supreme court. Following days of interrogation and debate...

DCMS committee urges Yorkshire to vote through reforms to aid racism fight

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Key reforms to be voted on at Yorkshire next week should be seen as “the first step” in cricket putting its house in order on racism in the game, according to the chair of parliament’s digital, culture, media and spor...

Federal bill to prevent ministers vetoing research grants rejected by Senate committee

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A Senate committee has recommended against legislation to stop ministers vetoing grant funding, despite strong support for the bill from the academic and research community. The education and employment legislation co...

Scotland not adapted to climate crisis, says advisory committee

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The Scottish government must raise its ambition immediately to adapt to the climate crisis, an influential advisory body has warned, as a report sets out how the Scottish National party’s “vision” for building resilie...

Committee hears agency head made ‘slur’ against integrity commissioner Nikola Stepanov

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The chief executive of the Queensland Public Service Commission has denied claims heard by a parliamentary committee that he called the state’s integrity commissioner “a bitch on a witch hunt”. Queensland’s integrity ...

House committee requests White House records recovered from Trump’s home

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The investigation into whether Donald Trump broke federal records laws when he took White House documents home after leaving office took another step forward on Friday when a congressional oversight committee requeste...

North Sea oil exploration should not proceed but can, says UK’s climate committee

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The prospects for an expansion of oil and gas drilling in the North Sea have cleared a major hurdle, as the Committee on Climate Change said “stringent tests” must be applied to any new exploration licences but stoppe...

Rudy Giuliani poised to cooperate with January 6 committee

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Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani is expected to cooperate with the House select committee investigating January 6, and potentially reveal his contacts with Republican members of Congress involved in the fo...

Giuliani considers giving testimony to Capitol attack committee – report

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Rudolph Giuliani, who was prominent in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election result, is considering giving testimony to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6 Capito...

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