PM ‘shocked’ by Andrews’ resignation however needs outgoing Victorian premier effectively
Andrews mentioned he has spoken with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, about this choice, who was “shocked” however wished him effectively.
I thanked him for the truth that lastly ultimately now we have a main minister who could be from Sydney, however is not only for Sydney. He is aware of the place Victoria is, he is aware of the way to construct issues [and] the way to get issues carried out.
He has been a pricey good friend of mine for practically three a long time, and I mentioned to him, thanks, thanks for the partnership…
Some extra tributes to outgoing Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.
I wouldn’t name this one a tribute from the previous Labor minister who was expelled from the celebration who then was elected as Democratic Labour MP Adem Somyurek.
Australia Qatar Enterprise Council head tells senate Qatar is owed an apology
Transport minister Catherine King ought to apologise to the Qatari authorities and its nationwide airline over her refusal for rejecting Qatar Airways’ request to nearly double its flights to Australia, a Gulf enterprise advocate has mentioned.
Simon Harrison, chair of the Australia Qatar Enterprise Council, talking to the senate committee on bilateral air service agreements – set as much as study the rejection of Qatar Airways’ request – additionally accused the Albanese authorities of seizing on Qatari human rights points as a justification, whereas ignoring comparable points with China and its airways.
On Tuesday, Harrison mentioned King’s latest linking of the choice to refuse further flights to Australia with a 2020 incident the place Australian ladies had been invasively examined at Doha airport with out consent “just isn’t within the wider Australian nationwide curiosity”.
Harrison mentioned King’s elevating of the incident “conflates alleged actions of rogue actors to an endemic threat” to Australians. Harrison added:
The minister’s insistence that there was nobody think about her choice has accentuated the significance of that one issue, as no different components had been proffered.
If the minister was involved for the protection of Australian ladies travelling on Qatar Airways throughout (the 2022 World Cup) what was essentially the most extensively marketed occasion in latest instances she ought to have spoken out at the moment and alerted Australians who had been contemplating flying with Qatar Airways as to what she noticed as a threat to their potential security or human rights.
Harrison mentioned that no matter King’s intent in elevating the Doha airport incident, “she deserves to provide apologies to the Qataris”. He mentioned that if the Australian authorities is now linking alleged human rights points with industrial and nationwide concerns, “then the strategy would logically need to be constantly utilized to, for instance, China.”
Pesutto says Andrews introduced his resignation as a result of “the reality caught up with him.”
Pesutto touches on the state’s cancellation of the 2026 Commonwealth Video games, saying Victorians can pay the value of the federal government’s choice. He says Andrews’ legacy will embrace “trashing” Victoria’s fame on the worldwide stage:
Daniel Andrews went to the final election, promising Commonwealth Video games right here in Victoria, with a specific deal with regional Victoria. We now know that the Commonwealth Video games promise was all the time only a hoax.
Victorian opposition chief, John Pesutto, says in a press convention that Daniel Andrews’ legacy is a damaged state.
Andrews on Tuesday introduced he would resign as premier after nearly 9 years main Victoria.
Pesutto mentioned he wished the premier effectively however accused the premier of burdening the state with report debt:
Daniel Andrews legacy on taxes is that he leaves a state whose individuals pay the very best taxes within the nation – greater than another state.
Sydney Peace Basis defends Uluru assertion
Simply circling again on Warren Mundine’s Press Membership speech, one of many extra incendiary remarks was describing the Uluru assertion from the guts as a “a symbolic declaration of warfare towards trendy Australia.” Unsurprisingly, that’s gotten a powerful pushback and rebuttal from its supporters.
The Sydney Peace Basis made a pointed present of help for the Uluru assertion, in the course of Mundine’s speech. The Uluru assertion gained the Sydney Peace Prize in 2022.
“We couldn’t be prouder that [the Uluru Dialogue] is our most up-to-date #SydneyPeacePrize winner – Australia’s solely worldwide prize for peace,” it tweeted.
“For too lengthy solely essentially the most highly effective voices have been heard and heard once more, like that of the person at the moment talking [at the Press Club].”
“The Assertion is a humble, stunning providing of peace.”
In an extra assertion on-line, the Peace Basis wrote:
The Voice brings Australia into line with worldwide human rights regulation which recognises the correct of Indigenous individuals to take part in decision-making processes on points that have an effect on them. This can be a elementary proper for Indigenous individuals throughout the globe who’ve suffered displacement and discrimination. Individuals and nations have gone to warfare over these wants. The Voice permits Australia to maneuver ahead with a modest, humble providing of Peace.
Greens declare widespread wage theft throughout universities
Wage theft within the college sector is “systemic” the Greens have alleged usually, after authorized motion was introduced towards one other tertiary establishment.
On Tuesday, the Truthful Work Ombudsman confirmed it was taking the College of New South Wales (UNSW) to courtroom over alleged non-compliance with office legal guidelines. UNSW later confirmed it has to this point repaid $11m to workers for the reason that Ombudsman’s investigation started.
Earlier this 12 months, the Nationwide Tertiary Schooling Union made a conservative estimate that college workers throughout Australia had suffered $107.8m value of underpayments lately. Two separate courtroom circumstances stay ongoing with the College of Melbourne.
Greens spokesperson for training, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, mentioned it wasn’t shocking one other college confronted courtroom for alleged non-compliance.
The systemic nature of wage theft throughout universities is crystal clear and casualised workers endure the worst of it.
…the company college has been constructed to serve administration, not workers and college students. Decisive motion is required proper now. The federal authorities has a transparent position in mandating universities set publicly-available targets for rising safe work and decreasing casualisation.
Extra broadly, we’d like a giant injection of public funding for our universities, and to overtake college governance.
Victorian opposition chief, John Pesutto, says Daniel Andrews is resigning as a result of “issues are falling aside” within the state.
Andrews introduced on Tuesday afternoon he would step down as Victorian chief after nearly 9 years in workplace.
Talking to 3AW radio, Pesutto mentioned Andrews was stepping down as a result of “issues have develop into so dangerous.”
Whether or not it’s debt, whether or not it’s curiosity, whether or not it’s taxes going by way of the roof to plug the finances blackhole. Whether or not it’s the Commonwealth Video games debacle that noticed no less than $600m torched for no good purpose – which might all have been averted had the federal government simply carried out its job.
Pesutto is because of converse to the media at 3.30pm.
Former Victorian Labor minister Lisa Neville is on ABC talking concerning the resignation of Daniel Andrews as premier.
Her recommendation to Andrews is to take a while together with his household and learn to chill out. She praises his legacy, noting that going by way of the Covid years, every bit of recommendation or choice was scrutinised, and says the tempo of the Covid years was one of many causes she left politics.
She mentioned Andrews wished to see Victoria go into restoration:
He felt a really sturdy obligation to proceed to work for Victoria to take us by way of a restoration course of after Covid. And I believe he’s carried out that very effectively.
Requested whether or not she want to see one other feminine premier, Neville says she is buddies with Jacinta Allan but it surely’s in the end a choice for caucus.
I need to say I simply assume [Allan] could be an excellent chief as would a number of the different names which have come up however I believe it in all probability is that point to have feminine premier once more.
The deputy prime minister, Richard Marles, has described outgoing Victorian premier Daniel Andrews as an enormous leaving the state on prime.
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Talking with ABC Information, Professor Megan Davis mentioned that analysis is indicating Australians are “not liking the backward and forward” of the voice debate, with the sure marketing campaign being requested to answer claims Davis says are “inflammatory”.
That is fairly baseline Trumpian misinformation, I believe it actually suggestions over into the road of unacceptable political communication.
Davis was requested to answer particular feedback Warren Mundine made throughout his speech round native title. She replied:
It’s not correct and is troublesome for me to reply as a result of I’m being requested to answer Trumpian misinformation…
To say a voice to parliament is … racial segregation is Trumpian misinformation of the best magnitude, it is usually actually offensive and hurtful to the women and men of our communities and lots of who participated within the dialogues [who] truly grew up in these racially segregated missions and reserves.
Professor Megan Davis, an architect of the Uluru Assertion from the Coronary heart, has responded to Warren Mundine’s Press Membership speech earlier in the present day.
She advised ABC Information she discovered the speech “actually disappointing and actually inflammatory.”
The Uluru Assertion from the Coronary heart was an expression of peace and like to the Australian individuals, it’s about belonging and unifying the nation and I discover it actually repugnant the notion it might be related in any respect with the language of the declaration of warfare.
She mentioned she was upset to see “inflammatory” feedback made three weeks earlier than the referendum day, when “we’re asking Australians to stroll with us in a motion of the Australian individuals for a greater future.”
Victoria’s First Peoples’ Meeting has praised Daniel Andrews for his dedication to an Indigenous treaty.
Andrews on Tuesday introduced his resignation from parliament after nearly 9 years as state chief, ending months of hypothesis about his political future.
Co-chair of the meeting, Rueben Berg, mentioned Andrews has all the time understood the significance of listening to First Peoples.
Our mob will all the time keep in mind and recognize the willingness of his authorities to embark with us on the shared journey to treaty in Victoria.
Co-chair Ngarra Murray mentioned the meeting regarded ahead to creating a treaty a actuality with the state’s new premier.
The College of New South Wales (UNSW) has repaid $11m to workers for the reason that Truthful Work Ombudsman (FWO) launched a evaluation into alleged non-compliance with office legal guidelines.
In a press release, UNSW confirmed it had been progressing repayments to a “important variety of impacted present and former workers” and had to this point repaid round $11 million, together with curiosity and superannuation.
The evaluation is ongoing.
The Nationwide Tertiary Schooling Union (NTEU) welcomed the authorized motion and the Ombudsman’s priorities of universities as a particular focus.
The courtroom motion issues 66 informal workers from the UNSW Enterprise College, alleging UNSW breached the Truthful Work Act between 2017 and 2022 by failing to pay workers wages no less than month-to-month for all hours labored and didn’t preserve correct information.
NTEU nationwide president Dr Alison Barnes mentioned “sheer quantity” of wage theft authorized proceedings towards public universities was “damning proof” the governance mannequin was “fully damaged”.
Earlier this 12 months, the union made a conservative estimate that workers throughout Australia had suffered $107.8m value of underpayments lately.
NTEU UNSW department president Richard Vickery mentioned workers had been coping with hovering workloads after job cuts in 2021.
As we’ve seen at so many universities round Australia, informal workers are on the receiving finish of what the Ombudsman alleges are severe contraventions of office regulation.
Andrews a frontrunner of ‘imaginative and prescient and ambition’, says PM
Anthony Albanese says Daniel Andrews’ achievements embrace TAFE and early training reform, investments in public transport and infrastructure and the federal government’s latest housing assertion.
He mentioned Andrews’ management had been “examined by a number of the hardest instances”:
Within the relentless stress of a once-in-a-generation pandemic, Dan by no means shirked the arduous choices. He fronted up, he stood up and he did every little thing in his energy to maintain Victorians protected.
As prime minister, it was a pleasure for me to work alongside an outdated good friend – and a frontrunner of such imaginative and prescient and ambition. It made an enormous distinction to take a seat on the nationwide cupboard desk with somebody who believed so deeply within the energy of presidency to vary lives for the higher.
Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to Daniel Andrews
In a press release, the prime minister describes Andrews as an individual of “deep conviction, nice compassion and fierce dedication”:
He introduced all these qualities to his time as premier of Victoria.
Dan has all the time been a builder, and in training, well being, infrastructure and housing he has constructed a unprecedented legacy that may endure for generations.
Former Victorian Labor premier, Steve Bracks, says Daniel Andrews has served the state “extraordinarily effectively.”
Andrews introduced his resignation at a snap press convention, saying he would step down as state chief from 5pm on Wednesday. Andrews mentioned he was resigning as a result of he didn’t wish to come to resent the job.
Talking to the ABC, Bracks – who led Victoria from 1999 to 2007 – mentioned he had anticipated Andrews would step down in his third time period:
After some time this job will get to you and I do know precisely what he’s going by way of.
He’s proper when he says when you begin desirous about life after politics is the time you need to go.
BCG executives decline to disclose salaries, drawing rebuke from senators
Boston Consulting Group’s managing companion in Australia and New Zealand, Grant McCabe, has declined to inform a Senate inquiry how a lot he’s paid.
Greens senator Barbara Pocock mentioned she believed her query was honest and within the public curiosity given the quantity of taxpayer cash the agency acquired from the general public sector, which she mentioned was $50m final 12 months.
Right here’s McCabe’s response:
As we indicated in our response to questions on discover, as a personal firm, we contemplate that info to be personal and confidential.
Labor senator Deborah O’Neill disagreed with that evaluation and famous round 15% of BCG’s turnover got here from authorities purchasers:
I believe the response that we’re not able to provide that’s not applicable [as] 15% of your revenue is coming from Australian taxpayers now. That modifications issues.
In the event you don’t wish to speak to the Australian public about what’s occurring and the way a lot you receives a commission to do what you do, then possibly you must take into consideration whether or not you do enterprise with the Australian authorities in any respect.
BCG has taken on discover the senators’ request for de-identified details about how a lot senior executives are paid.
Daniel Andrews’ press convention concludes
He walks off, joined by his household, to heat applause.
Simply to recap if you happen to’re solely now becoming a member of the weblog:
Andrews has introduced he’s resigning as Victorian premier and member for Mulgrave in the present day, efficient 5pm tomorrow.
He mentioned serving as premier has been the “honour and privilege” of his life.
Andrews made his choice throughout the previous couple of days, eager to resign earlier than he grew to resent the job.
A caucus assembly will likely be held at 12:00pm tomorrow to decide the brand new Victorian Labor chief and premier.
The Andrews Labor authorities was elected in 2014, with the premier main his celebration to a 3rd time period in November 2022.
Earlier this 12 months, he grew to become Labor’s longest-serving premier within the state.