Rex Patrick blames Coalition and Labor for ‘striking failure’ on guns, 25 years after Port Arthur

Both major parties have been slammed for their “striking failure” to close gun law loopholes, 25 years after a lone gunman massacred 35 people. Gaping holes in Australia’s gun laws are a “striking failure” of Liberal and Labor governments and must be urgently fixed, a key crossbencher says. A News Corp investigation found the National … Read more

Prince Philip took a keen interest in Canada, but stayed above politics, former GGs and PM say

When former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien met the late Prince Philip for the first time, he told him that for an Englishman, his French was very good. “He said ‘I’m not English and I’ve spoken French since before you were born,’” Chrétien told the Star Friday, commenting on his many encounters over 50 years … Read more

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson discuss ‘concerning developments’ in NI

THE TAOISEACH AND the British Prime Minister have discussed the “concerning developments” in Northern Ireland over the past few days.  Last night, a bus was hijacked and set on fire in west Belfast, a press photographer was assaulted, and there were clashes between loyalists and nationalists at the peace line street that links the Shankill Road … Read more