WA Gets Fairer GST Share as Distribution Changes Pass Senate

The Federal Government’s changes to the GST carve-up have cleared parliament, with the new laws set to give Western Australia a fairer deal. The laws passed the Senate on Wednesday morning, supported by the entire coalition, Labor, Greens and One Nation. WA Labor Senator and acting Senate President Sue Lines declared the bill passed with…

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…

Federal GST Distribution Overhaul “Bizarre”: Expert

A political expert has called the Federal Government’s proposal to change Australia’s GST distribution the most bizarre fix he has ever seen, claiming it is not an overhaul. Murdoch University politics and policy senior lecturer Ian Cook believed the new measures that would give Western Australia a bigger share in the carve-up was a “farcical…

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…