Mark Latham Joins One Nation as NSW State Leader

Picture Courtesy: Mark Latham Outsiders Facebook Page Mark Latham has returned to politics, joining the One Nation party to run for NSW’s Parliament. The former Labor leader revealed his candidacy for the march poll on Wednesday, stating that the stakes were too high for him to sit on the sidelines and wanted to put his…

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…

PM Rebuffs Introduction of Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Scott Morrison has rejected introducing an indigenous voice to parliament, claiming it would only a “third chamber” of power. The prime minister said in an interview on ABC radio that including an additional indigenous voice to parliament would not be possible and be too many. “I don’t support a third chamber,” he said. “People can…

Catholic and Independent Schools Boosted with $4.6 billion Funding Deal

Scott Morrison has pledged to fix the way Catholic and independent schools are funded, with a $4.5 billion deal for the two sectors that opposed the Federal Government’s 2017 schools funding changes. The prime minister and education minister Dan Tehan made the announcement on Thursday, with the Federal Government moving away from a funding model…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

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…

Australians Face Financial Challenges if Retire Young: Expert

A financial expert has warned young Australians against building savings to retire young, claiming they would be unprepared for financial challenges going into the future. Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner Elson Goh claimed they are not thinking of their future needs by mass accumulating savings to stop working while young, while pressuring themselves…

Morrison Dumps Plans to Increase Pension Age

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped Liberal party plans to raise the retirement age to 70. Mr Morrison made the announcement he had dumped the commitment on Wednesday, even though the party had been trying to raise the pension age from 67. “Next week, cabinet will be ratifying a decision to reverse taking the pension…

Abbott Accepts Indigenous Envoy Job After Party Spill

Tony Abbott has accepted an offer to become the Federal Government’s special envoy on Indigenous Affairs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered the former prime minister and current Liberal Party backbencher the role after leaving him out of the post-Malcolm Turnbull ministry following last week’s party spill. Mr Abbott has written to Mr Morrison to accept…

Shorten Pledges to Enshrine GST Floor into Law for WA

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten will bring GST reform into law, promising to legislate it if he is elected at the next federal election. The opposition leader will commit to enshrining in law 75c GST floor for the state within 100 days of being elected, making the promise while campaigning in Perth on Wednesday. Mr…