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28.09.2021 - 20:05 [ RNZ.co.nz ]

Mandatory vaccination order under spotlight in High Court

Ashleigh Fechney has been granted leave to appear in court on behalf of her client – a Customs worker who was dismissed from her job for refusing to get vaccinated.

Fechney said the vaccination order was an abuse of power under section 11 of the Response Act and the orders for mandatory vaccination were never an intention of the Act.

27.07.2021 - 15:50 [ France24 ]

Canada installs first indigenous governor general, highlights reconciliation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Mary Simon – a former journalist, ambassador, and Inuit community advocate – to serve as the representative in Canada of its head of state, Queen Elizabeth, earlier this month.

05.06.2021 - 10:54 [ CBC.ca ]

The House: Is it past time Canada had an Indigenous governor general?

Last month, New Zealand appointed the first Indigenous woman to serve as governor general. Dame Cindy Kiro, a well-known children’s advocate, is the third Māori to hold the post. The first, Sir Paul Reeves, was appointed in 1985.

The federal government is under enormous pressure right now to show some progress on Crown-Indigenous reconciliation — in the wake of this week’s reports on undocumented deaths at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and fresh calls for Ottawa to move faster on implementing the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

02.01.2021 - 14:59 [ news.com.au ]

Why no jab? Australia lags behind in race for vaccine

Despite assurances by Health Minister Greg Hunt that the progression of the vaccine was well under way, the Australian Government is unlikely to start immunising health workers and the elderly until at least March.

02.01.2021 - 14:56 [ SBS.com.au ]

AstraZeneca vaccine could get approval in Australia by late January

(31.12.2020)

The Australian government could grant final approval for the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine by late January, according to AstraZeneca Australia.

A spokesperson for the company told SBS World News that the federal government has indicated the vaccine could get final approval by January 31, with a roll out in March.

30.12.2020 - 11:06 [ ABC.net.au ]

Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal to produce Oxford University-AstraZeneca candidate if approved

(18 August 2020)

Amid rising pressure to lock in supply of a coronavirus vaccine, the Government has signed an agreement with UK-based drug company AstraZeneca to secure the potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, if its trials prove successful.

16.09.2020 - 13:16 [ The Guardian ]

Barbados revives plan to remove Queen as head of state and become a republic

Barbados took another step towards independence from the UK in 2003 when it replaced the London-based judicial committee of the privy council with the Caribbean court of justice, located in Trinidad, as its final appeals court.

16.09.2020 - 13:09 [ ORF ]

Barbados will Queen als Staatsoberhaupt absetzen

Damit soll nun Schluss sein: „Es ist an der Zeit, unsere koloniale Vergangenheit vollständig hinter uns zu lassen“, sagte die Generalgouverneurin von Barbados, Sandra Mason, in einer Rede im Namen der Premierministerin des Landes, Mia Mottley.

19.08.2020 - 08:40 [ CTV News Northern Ontario / Twitter ]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to prorogue Parliament until Sept. 23, ..

.. putting a more than month-long pause on parliamentary business as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

19.08.2020 - 08:39 [ Washington Post ]

Canada’s embarrassing governor general should resign — and no one should replace her

A Canada with more self-confidence would have the courage to revisit its governor general entirely on its own terms. If the country is truly the beacon of principled democratic liberalism it so often claims, eliminating a failed, undemocratic office should hardly be painful.

19.08.2020 - 08:25 [ CBC.ca ]

Can you fire a Governor General?

(11.08.2020)

The Governor General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the prime minister. An exit from this post can only occur through death or incapacitation, resignation, or if the Queen, acting on the advice of the prime minister, removes the Governor General from the role.

19.08.2020 - 08:18 [ Tagesschau ]

Kanada: Trudeau drückt den Reset-Knopf

Premierminister Trudeau kündigte es feierlich vor der Presse in Ottawa an: Seine liberale Regierung drückt den Reset-Knopf. „Heute habe ich die Generalgouverneurin darum gebeten, das Parlament auszusetzen.“

14.07.2020 - 14:10 [ BBC ]

Gough Whitlam: Queen not told in advance of Australia PM’s sacking, letters show

However, they also reveal Sir John – an Australian who was a judge before becoming governor-general – had discussed with Buckingham Palace whether he had the constitutional authority to dismiss Mr Whitlam.

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen as head of state. Before the dismissal, many Australians had little idea her representative had such power.

25.06.2020 - 09:00 [ ORF.at ]

Australien: Soldaten sollen Quarantäne überwachen

Die australische Regierung entsendet im Kampf gegen das Coronavirus rund tausend Soldaten in die Millionenmetropole Melbourne. Bis zu 850 von ihnen sollten kontrollieren, ob aus dem Ausland eingetroffene Reisende die vorgeschriebene 14-tägige Quarantäne einhalten, teilte Verteidigungsministerin Linda Reynolds heute mit.

05.05.2020 - 21:08 [ theAge.com.au ]

The Queen calls Scott Morrison to wish Australians well amid pandemic

„Was very kind to receive Her Majesty’s call this evening to check in and see how we’re all getting on in Australia. The Queen was very interested to hear about our progress in combatting COVID-19 and was so pleased we have managed to prevent the terrible impacts.“

15.03.2020 - 00:16 [ The Hill ]

Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus

The win will allocate four delegates to Sanders, with Biden garnering two delegates from the contest.

The Northern Mariana Islands have been a United States territory since 1975 and in 2016, Hillary Clinton won the group of islands‘ caucus.

01.02.2020 - 18:56 [ SBS ]

As the United Kingdom leaves the EU, Maldives re-joins the Commonwealth

Maldives has re-joined the Commonwealth, bringing the total number of nations in the global organisation to 54, it has been announced.

The change came into effect at midnight on Saturday – just over an hour after the United Kingdom left the European Union.

06.01.2020 - 21:49 [ Tagesschau ]

„Du hast keine Ahnung, Mann!“

Die Buschbrände rauben den Menschen den Atem – und die Feuer wüten weiter. Die Regierung will mit Geld helfen, aber die Menschen sind sauer. Australiens Premier Morrison wird übel beschimpft.