Turnbull to Deliver National Apology to Institutional Sexual Abuse Victims

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse in October. The Federal Government made the announcement in Canberra on Wednesday that Mr Turnbull will say sorry on 22 October, revealing its formal reply to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report.…

Shorten Pledges $400 million to Boost WA’s GST Share

Federal Labor will continue to make up for Western Australia’s low GST share, promising to pump extra cash into the state. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pledged an additional $400 million on Wednesday if he is elected, topping up the $1.6 billion Fair Share for WA Fund announced last year in an effort to raise WA’s…

Labor’s Colleen Yates Quits By-Election Race

By Lucas Da Paz Labor’s candidate for the Darling Range seat, Colleen Yates has resigned following doubts regarding her LinkedIn profile and education history. Colleen Yates campaigned for the seat of Darling Range by-election following the resignation of former Labor MP Barry Urban after he was found to have lied about his work experience and…

Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…

Labor MP Hammond Quits Parliament For Family

WA Labor MP Tim Hammond has resigned from federal parliament, claiming the job was taking a toll on his family. The Federal Member for Perth quit suddenly on Wednesday, stating he wanted to spend more time with his young children. “I just cannot find myself reconciling the role of federal parliamentarian from here in Perth…

Byford Residents Take Long Trips To Access Public Transport

State Labor Members for Perth’s South East have expressed their excitement over Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to build the Armadale to Byford railway line. Currently, Byford residents have to drive long distances if they want to access the Armadale or Mandurah train line. Labor Upper House East Metro MLC Matthew Swinbourn told WAMN…

Greens Propose “People’s Bank”, Universal Basic Income For Australians

The Greens are calling for a “People’s Bank” and universal basic income that would give Australians low interest government loans and cheaper housing. Greens leader Richard Di Natale has outlined an agenda to the National Press Club for “big government” a plan for a “universal basic income” while also proposing the Reserve Bank offer banking…