Multicultural Leaders Slammed Citizenship Reform As “Un-Australian”

New citizenship legislation requires permanent residents to wait four years and pass a university level english test, before applying to become a citizen. Tony Burke, Labor MP, says the english competency test is something not even Australians could pass. “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…

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Western Australia’s low contribution to national firearm amnesty

The National Firearm Amnesty has seen Western Australia recover only 521 guns, only making up 2% of the total. Since July 1st, 26,000 guns have been handed into police for crushing. Jeff Andrijasevich, WA Police firearms licensing inspector, said an explanation for the low recovery rate was that a similar 2013 WA amnesty saw more…

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Clinton Pryor Walks Away From PM After Indigenous Requests Fall On “Deaf Ears”

An Indigenous activist who walked 6,000 kilometres to meet Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the Prime Minister for disrespecting him during their meeting at Parliament House. Clinton Pryor accused Mr Turnbull and Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion of speaking over elders at a parliamentary courtyard meeting on Wednesday, after ending his Walk for Justice from Perth…

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Court Approves $70 Million Settlement for Manus Island Detainees

Victoria’s Supreme Court has approved a compensation deal from the Australian Government worth $70 million for former detainees on Manus Island. Detainees including asylum seekers and refugees were being compensated for being illegally detained between 2012 and 2016, as well as negligent protection and housing by the Federal Government. The group alleged the Commonwealth breached…

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