Australia Ratifies Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Australia has officially joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), becoming the sixth country to ratify the agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Wednesday that Australia ratify the deal, that will give Australian farmers and businesses access to almost 11 other countries in the trade deal. “(This) is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: How Liberals Can Unite & Appeal To Young Voters

Analysis by: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University. As young voters increasingly turn their backs on party politics and look for other ways to participate in political life, senior members of the Liberal Party are more interested in settling personal scores and refusing to compromise. Older voters are…

Bishop Condemns Parliamentary Colleagues For “Appalling” Behaviour

Julie Bishop has slammed “appalling behaviour” in federal parliament in the lead up to the leadership spill, claiming bullying behaviour she witnessed in Canberra was unacceptable. Speaking at the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future awards in Sydney on Wednesday night, the former foreign minister said the actions of other MPs were not acceptable…

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull formally resigns

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has formally resigned his seat today, after the controversial whirlwind that was the leadership spill last friday. After entering parliament in 2004, Mr Turnbull’s 14 year career as a federal member has been fruitful, delivering on some big things for Australia. His resignation forces a by-election in the NSW seat…

UPDATE: Scott Morrison voted in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

A week filled with political unrest has finally had some progress. The leadership spill ballot was successful earlier this morning, attracting 45 votes to 40. Malcolm Turnbull from that moment was no longer the Prime Minister, however experts have commented the numbers suggest a very significant number of Government politicians still support Malcolm Turnbull, despite…

Dutton Fights Eligibility Doubts Ahead of Potential Leadership Challenge                                                              

Peter Dutton will find out whether he will be able to sit in Parliament on Friday morning, as fresh doubts emerge over his eligibility casts potential damage on his chances to initiate a fresh challenge to the Liberal Party leadership. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday he would be calling a party room meeting…

Dutton Refuses to Rule Out Second Challenge as Turnbull Reaffirms Party Support

Malcolm Turnbull could be bracing for a potential second leadership challenge, with Peter Dutton declaring he would challenge for the Prime Ministership again. The fallout is continuing following Tuesday’s leadership spill, with Mr Dutton refusing to rule out another leadership attempt, amid cabinet resignations and claims he could be challenged. Mr Dutton’s supporters are confident…

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…

Anning Speech Censured Over ‘Final Solution’ Muslim Immigration Remarks

Senator Fraser Anning has been condemned across Federal Parliament over speech that called for a ban on Muslim immigration and evoked language popularised by Nazi Germany. Politicians including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson criticised the Katter Australian Party senator’s Tuesday maiden senate speech, after he said…