Attorney-General Christian Porter has claimed that this is the case. Is he correct?
If Lambie is purporting to represent the non-elites, and Tasmania, and especially northern Tasmania, then hobbling union power is a hell of a way to go about it.
Good morning, early birds. Ken Wyatt's call for an Indigenous voice to parliament isn't convincing fellow Coalition MPs, and the CFMMEU pushes back against Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
The superannuation culture wars are finished, despite what one Liberal Party senator may want you to believe. Plus other tips of the week.
At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.
Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies during trial after collapsing in the courtroom, and a new study has found that record-breaking temperature increases over the next 20 years are unable to be prevented. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. The government is planning to reintroduce a failed anti-union bill in the wake of recent controversy surrounding John Setka, and two brothers shot by police at the Victorian border may have terror links. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
After years of controversies, John Setka seems to have set the hatchet on himself.