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Tim Lester
Political reporter for the Seven Network in Parliament House, Canberra. DMs open.
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Tim Lester Sep 18
The Department puts sample questions on line, but draws on more than 200 questions so as to vary tests.
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7NEWS Australia Sep 17
The citizenship test has been modified so that aspiring Australians will need to correctly answer questions about the country’s values. explains.
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7NEWS Adelaide Sep 15
Opposition Leader has called on the government to dispatch Air Force Jets to bring home Australians that are stranded overseas. explains.
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7NEWS Brisbane Sep 14
More diesel storage facilities will be built across the country to shore up fuel supply. The $200 million Federal Government plan will protect the nation from a potential shortage, but Labor warns it could lead to a new petrol tax.
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Tim Lester Sep 14
Likewise Ben! All the best.
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7NEWS Melbourne Sep 13
There's better news on the vaccine front tonight. Trials will resume for one of Australia’s strongest vaccine contenders, after they were put on hold due to concerns over side effects.
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7NEWS Melbourne Sep 9
The Prime Minister is demanding a horrifying video circulating on social media be taken down. Tik Tok has been struggling to delete a video of a man taking his own life. Lifeline: 13 11 14.
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7NEWS Perth Sep 8
Two Australian journalists working in China have spoken out after being rushed out of the country over safety concerns. explains.
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7NEWS Canberra Sep 6
The prime minister's warned severe economic impacts from Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown will ripple across the country. has also suggested the state's coronavirus testing and tracing is not up to the gold standard of New South Wales.
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7NEWS Australia Sep 6
. has described Melbourne's extended coronavirus lockdown as 'crushing', as he continues to battle the premiers over his plan to reopen borders by Christmas.
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7NEWS Melbourne Sep 2
Senior Morrison government figures are ratcheting up pressure on states to reopen borders ahead of a national cabinet meeting tomorrow.
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7NEWS Melbourne Sep 1
Australia is officially in a recession for the first time in 30 years. The economy shrank by seven per cent - the single biggest drop on record.
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7NEWS Australia Sep 1
. has declared war on the government's plan to share profits from online news. The giant says it will block Australians from sharing news if the plan goes ahead. The move widely has been condemned with calling it a heavy-handed threat.
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7NEWS Sydney Aug 31
With calls growing for the Government to scrap the increase of compulsory super payments, former Prime Ministers Paul Keating and Kevin Rudd have accused the Government of using the pandemic to ‘destroy’ Australia’s superannuation system. explains.
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7NEWS Melbourne Aug 30
Embattled Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck has announced an extra half a billion dollars in pandemic funding for his sector. The money should better protect aged care facilities from the virus.
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7NEWS Sydney Aug 30
Treasurer has slammed state premiers for keeping borders closed saying it defies common sense. He's concerned about the state of the economy as parliament prepares for its final sitting week before October's budget
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Tim Lester Aug 30
Replying to @myknittingwool
I do. Still not over.
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7NEWS Sydney Aug 27
. has called for major structural change to aged care, claiming the system is run for profit and shows the country has its priorities all wrong.
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7NEWS Sydney Aug 26
The Morrison Government is set to announce it will override states, local councils and universities to scrap agreements it believes run against the country's foreign policy. explains.
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7NEWS Melbourne Aug 26
A top Chinese diplomat has accused Australia of betraying his country because we asked for a global inquiry into COVID-19.
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