UK parliamentary appointment of Australian Carol Mills put on hold after fierce opposition

The appointment of an Australian to the most senior non-political position in the UK parliament has been put on hold, after the man who chose her for the job buckled in the face of fierce opposition.
The appointment of an Australian to the most senior non-political position in the UK parliament has been put on hold, after the man who chose her for the job buckled in the face of fierce opposition.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India. RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India.
7:51 AM An Australian man who fathered twins through a surrogate mother in Thailand has reportedly been charged with sexually abusing the children and possession of child pornography.
12:00 AM The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
In the face of criticism even from close political allies that the White House has been too slow in its military response to the Islamic State threat, the White House is still signaling it will not ramp up its efforts until it believes it has viable support.
01 Sep 14 In the face of criticism even from close political allies that the White House has been too slow in its military response to the Islamic State threat, the White House is still signaling...
01 Sep 14 The Prime Minister is right when he says that Australia’s escalating involvement in the Iraq conflict is nothing like 2003, when Australia joined the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam...
Underlining the potential for escalating confrontation, Hong Kong pro-democracy groups have vowed to ensure the city enters an “era of civil disobedience” in protest against proposed voting reforms imposed by the Chinese government that will ensure it retains tight control of election outcomes.
01 Sep 14 Underlining the potential for escalating confrontation, Hong Kong pro-democracy groups have vowed to ensure the city enters an “era of civil disobedience” in protest against proposed...
01 Sep 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
31 Aug 14 With an agreement to allow the sale of Australian uranium to India expected this week, Indian scientists are questioning India's ability to manage a rapid expansion of its nuclear power...
31 Aug 14 Despite categorical statements by Barack Obama and a host of European leaders that there'll be no military response to Russia's encroachment into Ukraine, European officials were doing a...
31 Aug 14 A gay teenager disowned by his parents has received more than $90,000 from an internet campaign after a horrifying video of his experience went viral.
29 Aug 14 Ukraine just got uglier. The problem is that for all its huffing and puffing, the West is not quite sure about how to respond.
Schapelle Corby is likely to stay free on parole despite the recent arrest of her Indonesian boyfriend on drugs charges.
29 Aug 14 Schapelle Corby is likely to stay free on parole despite the recent arrest of her Indonesian boyfriend on drugs charges.
Tony Abbott will be the first bilateral visitor to India since Narendra Modi was swept to power in March.
29 Aug 14 Tony Abbott will be the first bilateral visitor to India since Narendra Modi was swept to power in March.
29 Aug 14 Perhaps it was sign of America’s war-weariness, or at least that of its pundit class, a group that has clearly tired of discussing the nation’s seemingly intractable crises in Ukraine,...
Schapelle Corby's parole could be in jeopardy following the reported arrest of her Indonesian boyfriend on drugs charges.
29 Aug 14 Schapelle Corby's parole could be in jeopardy following the reported arrest of her Indonesian boyfriend on drugs charges.
29 Aug 14 When the full extent of child abuse in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham was revealed this week, a sigh of recognition was quickly followed by a sharp gasp of horror.
29 Aug 14 Social media and the press were blinded by the President's slightly baggy tan suit.
29 Aug 14 President Barack Obama says he has no strategy yet to launch a broader attack against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
29 Aug 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
28 Aug 14 To the extent that anyone “wins” from a heated, emotional argument between two nations and neighbours, Australia has won the spying row.
Australia has given away none of its ability to spy on Indonesia with the signing of a new agreement to settle the nine-month old row between the two countries
28 Aug 14 Australia has given away none of its ability to spy on Indonesia with the signing of a new agreement to settle the nine-month old row between the two countries
28 Aug 14 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists say they will escalate plans to blockade the city’s CBD in opposition to an imminent move to limit elections for its leader in 2017.
28 Aug 14 In the space of two years, Jessica* went from a cheerful 13-year-old girl who dreamed of becoming a professional dancer, to a twice-pregnant victim of abuse.
A number of issues complicate the Obama administration's search for a new
28 Aug 14 A number of issues complicate the Obama administration's search for a new "coalition of the willing" to fight ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
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I would like to see weather prediction policy BAN the word 'event' when forecasting. Once rain
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Competition- CBH is currently wearing competition provision costs of above $2 mill . As a WA
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Can we believe a word they say ?
THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
03 Aug 14 THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19...
BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health projected a major presence at the World Buiatrics Conference (WBC) at the Cairns Convention Centre last week.02 Aug 14 BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal...