Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire has shared details of his relationship with former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian during Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings today
He said they loved each other, and discussed marriage and children, as NSW's corruption watchdog ICAC investigates whether their secret relationship breached public trust.
There's also a bit more confusion about just what is and isn't in Australia's new plan to get to net zero by 2050.
The Nationals ensured agriculture methane emissions were excluded from the 2050 net-zero goal, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says, despite the plan specifically highlighting reducing agricultural methane as a "major focus".
The PM is about to head off to Rome for the G20 leaders conference on his way to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.
And while he's armed with that new plan, he says Australia will not budge on its 2030 emissions reduction commitments despite fresh criticism from the British chair of a major global climate change summit.
But just before he jets off, he's been able to get a controversial voter identification law before parliament.
Federal Labor labelled the laws racist, discriminatory and an exercise in American "Trumpism", but has failed in a bid to have them deferred until after the next election.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed credit for the voter integrity bill, which was introduced on the last day of the sitting fortnight. It is part of a raft of bills proposed by the government to "safeguard and strengthen the integrity of Australian elections".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says demanding voter IDs for Australian elections is not an "earth-shattering" requirement, but Labor and the Greens say the move will disenfranchise the homeless, people on lower incomes and people in remote communities, particularly First Nations people.
ATAGI has given the green light for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Australians, with third jabs to start being rolled out in less than a fortnight.
Treasury and Health Department bureaucrats have conceded they have not done any modelling to contribute to the Morrison government's net-zero by 2050 plan.
And anyone planning to send a Christmas Day parcel, Australia Post is warning to get in early. The company is expecting its busiest-ever festive season this year with more than 52 million parcels expected to go through the mail system
Monday, December 13, is the deadline for Parcel Post sends and the following Monday, December 20, for Express Post mail.
THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Andrew Barr gives hope ACT restrictions could be eased quicker
- ATAGI recommends COVID-19 boosters for Australians aged 18 and over
- Treasury and Health concede no climate modelling has been done internally
- Love, marriage and kids discussed: Maguire
- Australia Post's Christmas Day mail deadlines
- Speaker Tony Smith resigns from role early
- More Vic cops face sack over virus vaccine