Foreign Minister Penny Wong will direct $17m to fight the tuberculosis scourge that continues to cripple Southeast Asia and The Pacific, though one international aid agency says the money won’t be enough to wipe out the curable illness. Ms Wong announced the commitment on Sunday ahead of World Tuberculosis Day,Continue Reading

NSW Finance Minister Courtney Houssos has come under fire over concerns from the state’s corruption watchdog that the government’s pledge to source goods and services from local providers could lead to “unnecessary” lobbying and conflicts of interest. In a submission made to a parliamentary inquiry into local procurement, the IndependentContinue Reading