Mental Health the Biggest Concern for Young People

Mental health is the number one concern for young Australians, with the number of people concerned about the condition doubling in two years. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey of 24,055 15 to 19-year-olds nationally revealed body image, stress and study among their biggest worries that caused mental health issues. 33.7 per cent of young people indicated…

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Palaszczuk wins Queensland election as LNP concedes defeat

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Labor win in the Queensland election, after Tim Nicholls, leader of the LNP, conceded defeat. The Labor government, retaining its majority in Queensland’s government with 48 of the 93 seats, is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Ms Palaszczuk announced the victory on Friday night after informing the Governor,…

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Parliament Legalises Same Sex Marriage

Federal parliament legalised same sex marriage, with all but four MPs voting to pass the bill. The laws went through unchanged after 56 hours of debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions including for religious organisations, civil celebrants and chaplains. Couples will be able to lodge an notice of intended marriage from…

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Labor Refers More MPs to High Court in Citizenship Debacle

More federal politicians could be facing the High Court over dual citizenship next year, with federal Labor and crossbenchers trying to refer more parliamentarians to test their eligibility to sit in parliament. Labor has secured crossbench support to refer nine MPs to the High Court over their citizenship status. It includes Labor MPs David Feeney,…

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