Category: royal commission

Government Apologizes for Failing Veterans as Royal Commission Delivers Interim Report on Military Suicides

The federal government has apologised to Australian veterans and their families for failings in the way the defence forces and veterans affairs department has operated in the past. The apology comes after the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide released a 300-page interim report and announced 13 initial recommendations on Aug. 11. “To people…


Labor Looks to Change Traditional School Hours in South Australia if Elected

South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas has vowed to change the structure of the traditional school day if he is elected Premier in March. In a media release on Monday, Malinauskas said that the 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. school day is a legacy of the past and incompatible with many parents’ modern working hours. “I am…


‘Absolutely Critical’: Aussie Senator Called for Royal Commission Into Goverment’s COVID-19 Handling

Australian One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has called on whichever party wins this year’s federal election to establish a Royal Commission in Australia’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senator on Sunday said an “honest and thorough examination” is “absolutely critical” in examining the policies put in place by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments, although it…


‘Extremely Serious’: Australian State Committee Calls for Inquiry Into Corruption Watchdog

A Queensland parliamentary committee has asked the Queensland government to order a royal commission into the state’s corruption watchdog after it found the commission exceeded its powers and showed bias in matters surrounding the Logan City Council. The bipartisan committee on Dec. 2 handed down a report that found the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC)…


Crown’s Victorian Licencing Fate Rides on Royal Commission Report

An Australian Royal Commission’s report into whether Crown Casino should keep its license in the state of Victoria has been handed to that state’s government, but the details will only be made public at the end of October. Former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein has spent five months examining whether the casino is fit to…


Victoria Calls for Royal Commission into Melbourne Crown Casino

Beleaguered gaming group Crown Resorts will be tested again by a new royal commission which will look into its Melbourne casino. The inquiry follows the royal commission in New South Wales (NSW) that reported Crown not suitable to hold a casino license due to financial crimes. The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) uncovered…


Progress on Implementing Bushfire Recommendations Will Be Tracked in Public Updates

The Morrison government’s progress on implementing the bushfire royal commission recommendations will be tracked in public monthly updates. A new federal government tracking document will detail progress on the 80 recommendations stemming from the inquiry, which was launched after the Black Summer blazes. Federal Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said state governments would also have…