Australia politics live news: Katy Gallagher says fixing energy crisis ‘not just about tax’; Future Fund’s $3.4bn investment in fossil fuels revealed

Katy Gallagher says fixing energy crisis ‘not just about tax’ Sarah Martin The Nationals senator Susan McDonald is asking treasury officials about what modelling it has done on potential changes to the petroleum resource rent tax, known as the PRRT. Marty Robinson from Treasury’s tax division said the department had begun looking at the PRRT … Read more

If Things Feel Extra Bad Right Now, It’s Because They Are

We don’t have a lot of time before the 2022 midterms, so I want to tell you my real takeaway here up front: Things are not looking good. Regardless of who wins or loses on Tuesday, the right is at war with young people, and using that as an avenue to target marginalized communities across … Read more

As U.S. abortion bans take midterm centre stage, a clinic helping Canadians faces a crunch – National |

Dr. Warren Hern has clear memories from the years before Roe v. Wade granted women the right to an abortion. He and his medical school classmates would stay up all night caring for sick women. At first, he said he didn’t understand why they were so ill. Then he learned the women had all tried … Read more

Why Do All These Universities Keep Taking Right Wing Bait?

“For the 60,000 students across the UF system and the greater campus community, Sasse’s selection represents a new wave of collegiate leadership that has been shaped by the increased confluence of statewide political and academic sectors,” including DeSantis’s administration, UF student Halima Attah wrote for Teen Vogue last week. In response to intense protests from … Read more

Canada’s ER crisis: Doctors urge governments to stop finger-pointing and find solutions – National |

Emergency room doctors say patients are experiencing “dangerous” wait times in ERs across the country and it’s time federal and provincial governments stop pointing fingers over the “crisis” in health care and instead come up with solutions. Hospitals across Canada are experiencing a “perfect storm” of pressures that have resulted in overcrowded emergency departments and … Read more

Canada’s premiers turn up the heat in new push for more health funding – National |

Canada’s premiers are dialing up the political heat in their efforts to get Ottawa to increase federal health transfers to the provinces and territories. The premiers have launched a new advertising campaign through the Council of the Federation, which comprises all 13 provincial and territorial premiers, aimed at ratcheting up public pressure on Prime Minister … Read more

Veterans Affairs assisted dying discussion a ‘serious wake-up call,’ advocates tell MPs – National |

The case of a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee discussing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) with a veteran should serve as “a serious wake-up call” to the gaps former military members face in accessing proper care, advocates told a parliamentary committee Monday. The House of Commons standing committee on veterans affairs heard directly from veterans … Read more

Stacey Abrams Joins Latto Onstage for “P*ssy”: “My Body, My Choice”

Rapper Latto and politician Stacey Abrams have a message for voters ahead of the 2022 Midterm elections: “My body, my choice.” Latto is currently the opener for Lizzo’s The Special Tour, which made its stop in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend. Abrams made a surprise appearance during the show, coming out during Latto’s performance of … Read more

Liberals face mounting calls to fulfil $4.5B mental health transfer election pledge – National |

The Trudeau government is facing mounting pressure to act more urgently on its election promise to create a new $4.5-billion mental health transfer — a pledge that has stalled despite critical gaps in care that are contributing to Canada’s ER crisis. In an open letter to federal Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, 65 … Read more

Veterans Affairs assisted dying discussion was isolated, but probe ongoing: ministers – National |

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) officials insist the case of an employee who discussed medical assistance in dying with a veteran was an isolated incident, despite most calls between service agents and clients not being recorded. Paul Ledwell, the deputy veterans affairs minister, assured the House of Commons standing committee on veterans affairs on Thursday that … Read more