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…

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.…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

Theresa May outlines transition plan for Brexit

Theresa May has outlined a transition plan that would see the UK continued access to the EU’s single market for two years while negotiations take place during a speech in Florence. The plan would guarantee stability for people and business while the details of the Brexit agreement are being work out, Ms May argues. “The…

Turnbull Promise GST Reform For WA

Prime Minister Turnbull has committed to reform of the GST system at the Liberal state conference in WA this weekend. The reforms would see a floor value proposed at 70 cents per dollar contributed introduced to the GST system, though they won’t come until 2019. “Only the coalition has a plan to set a GST…

Turnbull & Dutton Defends The Cutting Of 457

In a recent announcement, the Turnbull Government have abolished the 457 visa, stating the visa is for skilled migrants. They plan to replace the 457 visa with a tighter program. There are claims that these changes are in response to comments made by Pauline Hanson about foreign workers, however, these claims have been denied by…

Abbott’s New Security Crackdown

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A dramatic strengthening of counter-terrorism measures extending to border control have been unveiled by Tony Abbott. Dual nationals could be stripped of their Australian citizenship under the measures flagged by Mr Abbott. But going even further, sole Australian citizens could have certain citizenship rights – including…

Former PM Gough Whitlam Passed Away

Former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98.Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made the announcement and offered his condolences to the Whitlam family.“Today our Parliament has some very sad news, and I think regardless of political affiliation, it is very sad news for all Australians. Edward Gough Whitlam has passed…

Hockey, Barnett At Odds Over GST

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has responded to Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s comment about its government’s debt. Mr. Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Barnett Government’s financial blunders including the loss of the triple A credit rating and the slower than expected process of privatisation. The Federal Treasurer’s comments come after fellow party…