Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

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Legal Loophole in Medevac Legislation Could Prevent Returning Asylum Seekers to Manus

Federal Attorney General Christian Porter has revealed new legal advice has uncovered a loophole in the medevac legislation, preventing asylum seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment from being sent back to detention from Nauru and Manus Island. Mr Porter has blamed the poor drafting of the new laws passed in parliament last week, after…

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Wastewater Analysis Reveals $9.3bn Spent on Australian Drug Use

Australians spent $9.3 billion on illicit drugs last year, with the use of a number of major drugs increasing from previous years. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released its national wastewater drug monitoring program report on Wednesday, revealing results of its analysis of the nation’s drug use through waste water. The commission monitored 58 wastewater…

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Refugee Advocates Reject New Threat of People Smugglers Following Medevac Laws

Asylum seeker advocates have criticised Scott Morrison’s border security measures following new laws passed to evacuate critically ill asylum seekers from offshore detention to Australia, claiming it would not restart the people smuggling trade. The Refugee Rights Action Network claims the prime minister’s decision including re-opening Christmas Island’s detention centre to prevent the threat of…

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