One Nation Claims Jobs & Investment Still At Risk Under New Gold Tax

The Western Australian state leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has claimed new changes to the McGowan government’s gold tax plan are not “big enough or good enough” after a relaunch of the controversial State Budget measure. Colin Tincknell said despite the introduction of the new measures under the new gold tax plan this…

Laws to Remove Legal Action Time Limit For Child sex Abuse Victims

The McGowan government has introduced into parliament a Bill that will enable child sexual abuse victims to sue their attackers years after the crime has been committed. The bill enables child sexual abuse victims to sue for historical abuse by removing limitation periods for all child sexual abuse actions. “The removal of limitation periods for…

“Electoral Backlash” For “No” Vote Politicians A Possibility in SSM Debate

A Western Australian politics lecturer believes politicians voting against changes to the legislation to include same sex marriage could face repercussions, following the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote in the plebiscite. Murdoch University lecturer Ian Cook said there were going to be “plenty of representatives going against their electorate’s wishes”, and it was a question of whether…

Thousands Homeless After Iran Earthquake

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless after an earthquake struck the western region of Iran. The 7.3 magnitude quake left survivors to camp out for a second straight night in close to freezing temperatures, which could drop to as low as 12 degrees in Sarpol-e Zahab, the worst-hit city. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani…

Day of Mourning After Rain Kills 14 in Floods Near Athens

Greece has declared a national day of mourning after flash flooding near Athens left 14 people dead on Wednesday (local time). The floods on the outskirts of the city turned roads into torrents of mud and debris while flipping over cars and cutting off highway traffic, while drivers scrambled out of their vehicles as cars…

Blaze Rips Through Bentley Shopping Centre

A fire at Bentley Plaza has caused damage worth about $2 million is being investigated by the arson squad. Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the shopping centre at around 1:30am, following reports of a structural fire at the shopping centre. The fire has caused $1.7 million dollars worth…

Military Seizes Power in Zimbabwe, Mugabe Leadership in Doubt

Robert Mugabe’s hold of power in Zimbabwe is fast disappearing after meeting with senior military officers to discuss his future as leader while under house arrest in Harare. It is likely that rule of the world’s oldest leader will be over within days after the country’s military declared on national television that it had temporarily…

Australian Diplomat Falls to Death in New York During “Game of Trust”

An Australian diplomat has plunged to his death after falling from the seventh floor of a New York City building. Julian Simpson, a second secretary to the United Nations (UN) for Australia, died in the early hours of Wednesday local time when he plummeted from his apartment building on Clinton Street in Manhattan onto the building’s…