Young Adults To Benefit Over Private Health Insurance Reform

Young adults are the main beneficiaries under the Federal Government’s new reform to private health insurance; encouraging more people to join by reducing premiums and creating easier access. Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced that a two per cent discount will be offered to people under 30 each year, reaching a maximum of 10 percent,…

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Refugee Rights still in contention

Australia’s policy on refugees is an ongoing contentious issue that has insighted more nationwide action. This morning, the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) drew attention to the situation by doing a banner drop off pedestrian bridges on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways. Three banners in succession told a story of the challenges refugees face as…

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Unions Lose Appeal Against Sunday Penalty Rate Cuts

Unions have lost their legal challenge to overturn cuts to Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. The United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association disputed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash penalty rates for full and part time workers in February, but the Federal Court found met its legal…

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Nick Xenephon Shocks Nation By Quitting Parliament

Today, Federal Senator Nick Xenephon shocked Australia when he announced he was resigning from Parliament to contest a seat in the upcoming South Australian election. This announcement comes after he referred his election to the High Court, after realizing he holds a form of British Citizenship. He will run for the state seat of Hartley…

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