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Race hate laws: Coalition MPs hail Malcolm Turnbull stance on 18C inquiry - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Race hate laws: Coalition MPs hail Malcolm Turnbull stance on 18C inquiry - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldRace hate laws: Coalition MPs hail Malcolm Turnbull stance on 18C inquiryThe Sydney Morning HeraldLiberal MPs say concerns about the misuse of race hate laws have "hit the mainstream", and have hailed the Prime Minister's suggestion that debate about change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is "reasonable". Coalition MPs Tony Abbott ...and more »

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ponders racial discrimination inquiry - Herald Sun;

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ponders racial discrimination inquiry - Herald Sun

Herald SunPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ponders racial discrimination inquiryHerald SunMALCOLM Turnbull says his government is considering an inquiry into a section of racial discrimination laws. The Prime Minister, who is under pressure from a large part of his party room to make changes to the Act, on Friday admitted he believed it was ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull puts family violence talks with states back on agenda - The Guardian;

Malcolm Turnbull puts family violence talks with states back on agenda - The Guardian

The GuardianMalcolm Turnbull puts family violence talks with states back on agendaThe GuardianThe prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, at the Coag domestic violence summit in Brisbane on Friday. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP. Domestic violence. Malcolm Turnbull puts family violence talks with states back on agenda. The prime minister says federal ...and more »

New Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and Children - Pro Bono Australia;

New Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and Children - Pro Bono Australia

Pro Bono AustraliaNew Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and ChildrenPro Bono AustraliaPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the latest three-year national action plan to reduce domestic and family violence, with a focus on sexual violence, children and Indigenous women. SHARE ...and more »

Indigenous family violence services receiving $25 million in federal funding - ABC Online;

Indigenous family violence services receiving $25 million in federal funding - ABC Online

ABC OnlineIndigenous family violence services receiving $25 million in federal fundingABC OnlinePrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged to tackle family violence affecting Indigenous Australians with a $25 million allocation to services. The funding is part of the Coalition's third phase of the 12-year national plan to tackle family violence ...and more »

Turnbull's Neil Mitchell interview: what he should have said - The Australian;

Turnbull's Neil Mitchell interview: what he should have said - The Australian

The AustralianTurnbull's Neil Mitchell interview: what he should have saidThe AustralianMalcolm Turnbull's interview with radio host Neil Mitchell on 3AW on Friday morning seemed to be missing something — like a brief answer or a definite opinion. In this amended transcript, The Australian offers a new, improved interview. PRIME MINISTER ...and more »

Federal Government offers more legal help for victims of domestic violence to flee abusers - Courier Mail;

Federal Government offers more legal help for victims of domestic violence to flee abusers - Courier Mail

Courier MailFederal Government offers more legal help for victims of domestic violence to flee abusersCourier MailPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the funding deal at a COAG Domestic Violence conference in Brisbane this morning. The conference opened with Mr Turnbull reminding the audience that domestic violence starts with women being disrespected.and more »

Census debacle IBM's fault, PM says - NEWS.com.au

Census debacle IBM's fault, PM saysNEWS.com.auMalcolm Turnbull has put the blame for the census debacle squarely on IBM, but says there will still be consequences for the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The IT giant this week accepted full responsibility for its role in the bungle that forced a ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull, crippled by caution, needs to show leadership - The Australian;

Malcolm Turnbull, crippled by caution, needs to show leadership - The Australian

The AustralianMalcolm Turnbull, crippled by caution, needs to show leadershipThe AustralianWill the Prime Minister please express an opinion? A sense of drift was on display on Friday morning when Malcolm Turnbull meandered through an interview with Neil Mitchell on Melbourne radio station 3AW. Turnbull took caution to the extreme and ended ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull open to race 18C race hate speech laws inquiry - NEWS.com.au;

Malcolm Turnbull open to race 18C race hate speech laws inquiry - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auMalcolm Turnbull open to race 18C race hate speech laws inquiryNEWS.com.auA PARLIAMENTARY inquiry into a contentious section of race hate speech laws is almost certain with Malcolm Turnbull acknowledging it was a legitimate area for discussion. But that doesn't mean there should be any tolerance for hate speech or language ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull Picked A Very Bad Day To Defend Bill Leak - Junkee;

Malcolm Turnbull Picked A Very Bad Day To Defend Bill Leak - Junkee

JunkeeMalcolm Turnbull Picked A Very Bad Day To Defend Bill LeakJunkeeNotoriously terrible cartoonist Bill Leak is currently locked in a battle with the Australian Human Rights Commission over allegations of racial discrimination in one of his cartoons. Leak's mates in the conservative media have fired back at the race ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull declares: Bill Leak is not a racist - The Guardian;

Malcolm Turnbull declares: Bill Leak is not a racist - The Guardian

The GuardianMalcolm Turnbull declares: Bill Leak is not a racistThe GuardianThe Australian cartoonist Bill Leak who is being investigated by the Human Rights Commission for a cartoon accused of being racist. Photograph: ABC. Malcolm Turnbull. Malcolm Turnbull declares: Bill Leak is not a racist. Prime minister says 'he's a ...and more »

Turnbull calls Australia's domestic violence 'a disgrace' - SBS;

Turnbull calls Australia's domestic violence 'a disgrace' - SBS

SBSTurnbull calls Australia's domestic violence 'a disgrace'SBSThe first ever Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children was held in Brisbane on Friday. By. Daniela Ritorto. 28 Oct 2016 - 3:32 PM UPDATED 28 Oct 2016 - 7:54 PM ...and more »

Sexism contributes to violence: Turnbull - Sky News Australia;

Sexism contributes to violence: Turnbull - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaSexism contributes to violence: TurnbullSky News AustraliaAustralia has woken up to the scourge of domestic violence and has the power to change it for the better, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a meeting of the nation's leaders. Opening the COAG domestic violence summit in Brisbane on Friday, ...and more »

Census botch: Heads will roll … but whose? - Government News;

Census botch: Heads will roll … but whose? - Government News

Government NewsCensus botch: Heads will roll … but whose?Government NewsPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised he would decide “which heads will roll and when” in the aftermath of the Census fiasco and a recent public hearing into what went wrong provides interesting clues as to whose blood could be spilt on the ...and more »

Family violence summit: Women's legal group calls to end victim cross-examination by ex-partners - ABC Online;

Family violence summit: Women's legal group calls to end victim cross-examination by ex-partners - ABC Online

ABC OnlineFamily violence summit: Women's legal group calls to end victim cross-examination by ex-partnersABC OnlineA peak women's legal group will use today's national summit on family violence to push for an end to victims being directly cross-examined in court by their ex-partners. Key points: Peak women's legal group says issue of cross-examination in court by ...and more »

Coalition to unveil carve-up of $30m in domestic violence legal assistance - The Guardian;

Coalition to unveil carve-up of $30m in domestic violence legal assistance - The Guardian

The GuardianCoalition to unveil carve-up of $30m in domestic violence legal assistanceThe GuardianAs part of the Turnbull government's package to address domestic violence, $18.5m is set to be allocated for a duty lawyer and social services in the family courts. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images. Domestic violence ...and more »

Turnbull To Restore Most But Not All Funding To Community Legal Services - Huffington Post Australia;

Turnbull To Restore Most But Not All Funding To Community Legal Services - Huffington Post Australia

Huffington Post AustraliaTurnbull To Restore Most But Not All Funding To Community Legal ServicesHuffington Post AustraliaCANBERRA – The Turnbull Government is returning $30 million in funding to front-line community legal services taken since the Coalition came to power in 2013 as its latest response to Australia's domestic violence crisis. The funding allocation is not ...and more »

Coalition to unveil details of $100m domestic violence package - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Coalition to unveil details of $100m domestic violence package - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldCoalition to unveil details of $100m domestic violence packageThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe Turnbull government will release further details of a $100 million domestic violence package in Brisbane on Friday. About $30 million in funding for front-line legal assistance and family law services will be detailed at a Council of Australian ...and more »

Mayor apologises for front page depicting the Prime Minister as a clown - NEWS.com.au;

Mayor apologises for front page depicting the Prime Minister as a clown - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auMayor apologises for front page depicting the Prime Minister as a clownNEWS.com.auTHE Rockhampton mayor has personally apologised to Malcolm Turnbull after the local paper depicted the Prime Minister as a clown ahead of his visit to the region. The Morning Bulletin on Thursday carried the headline “Stop Clowning Around Malcolm” and ...and more »