Anning Advisor Steps Down Over Senator’s “Final Solution” Speech

An advisor to Fraser Anning has quit following the Queensland senator’s speech that had linked Australia’s Muslim immigration to the Nazi’s often-used term “final solution”. Richard Mcgilvray stepped down just hours after the speech and condemned the Katter Australia Party senator’s speech in post on LinkedIn, claiming he had no knowledge of the senator’s plans…

Tougher Jail, Fines For Offenders Under New Revenge Porn Laws

People who share revenge pornography could face harsh jail terms under new laws targeting “online creeps”. Prison sentences of up seven years would be imposed, while fines of up to $525,000 for corporations and $105,000 would be imposed on people sharing intimate images of people without their consent under the laws. The legislation is designed…

Youth Futures at Risk Despite Immigration Boom in Australian Population Milestone

A politics expert warns local young Australians’ futures remain at risk from immigration, despite it boosting Australia’s population growth after reaching its population milestone of 25 million people. Murdoch University Politics and Policy Senior Lecturer Ian Cook said immigration was important as it improved the economy with 62 per cent of the population growth, but…

Australia Strips Five Islamic State Terrorists of Citizenship

Five Islamic State terrorists living in Australia have been stripped of their citizenship and banned from re-entering the country. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has revealed on Thursday the five dual-nationals including three men and two women will relinquish their citizenship after travelling to the Middle East to join the terror organisation. “These five dual…

Australia’s Population Hits 25 million People

Australia’s population has reached 25 million people, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “The ABS’s “population clock” recorded the milestone at 11:01pm (AEST) on Tuesday, amid projections the nation’s population growth increased by one person every 83 seconds. It is not known who was the 25 millionth person, but migrants were expected to…

Bankruptcies Soar Nationally as More Youth, Families Affected in WA

Australians are being hit hard by bankruptcy, as more Australians declared bankruptcy in the last financial year. More than 32.350 Australians declared bankruptcy during the 2017-18 financial year according to a report by data registry and analytics business illion on Tuesday, with a 4 per cent increase across the nation over the last 12 months.…

My Health Record Legislation Amended Following Data Privacy Backlash

The Federal Government will make amendments to protect data in its My Health Record system, to allay concerns about patient data following weeks of public backlash. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the changes on Tuesday night after discussions with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, which will strengthen…

Fairfax and Nine Merge in $4.2 billion Deal

Fairfax Media and Nine will merge in a new deal that will see it create Australia’s largest integrated media giant. The $4.2 billion deal will combine free-to-air television network, print, digital, radio and subscription video in a combined firm called Nine. Nine will be the dominant partner in the company with shareholders holding 51.1 percent…

Death Toll Sits At 77 as Blazes Sweep Through Greek Resort Town

Wildfires have burnt through a Greek resort town killing 77 people as authorities continued the search for other still missing after the blaze. The fire which had been considered to be have been deliberately lit in the town of Mati east of Athens, had been spread by high winds, trapping many who had taken to…

Opposition Actions on “Out of Control” Work Visas Could Damage Education Exports: Expert

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has faced backlash over his comments that temporary work visa numbers are “out of control”, with claims Australia’s education sector would be impacted if international student working rights were curbed. Migration lawyer Lily Chen said there will be a negative effect to the reputation of the education system if the…