Poor Queensland and Disability Insurance

Amid last week’s cantankerous Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra (COAG), Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman refused to sign up for a trial of the National Disability Insurance, comparing his state to the crisis-ridden European nation of Spain!

The re-establishment of diplomatic ties with Fiji is a welcome move, but it’s not an Australian victory.

Australian journalist Austin Mackell is still subject to travel restrictions in Egypt, but the Egyptian judicial system may be too compromised for him to receive a fair trial.

Tim Brunero spoke to New Matilda‘s Ben Eltham to sort out the stories.

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