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…

Xenophon Engulfed In Dual Citizenship Saga

By Jacinta Payne Scott Ludlam started a domino effect in early July when he resigned from parliament following the revelation that he was a dual citizen to New Zealand. Nick Xenophon makes the seventh Australian Federal politician to be potentially impacted by a dual citizenship issue. Dr Ian Cook, senior politics lecturer at Murdoch University,…

Latham: Follow Trump and ban transgender people

Mark Latham, Liberal Democrat and former Labor leader, said Australians should be worried about transgender people serving in our military. During SKY News’ ‘The Bolt Report’, he suggested that Australia should consider following Donald Trump’s lead and ban transgender people from serving in the military, saying the number one priority of the military was to…

Chinese Spy Ship Monitors Australia-US War Games

A Chinese spy ship has been sighted monitoring the Talisman Sabre war games between Australia and the US, the Department of Defence has confirmed to the ABC. An Auxiliary General Intelligence vessel was seen in international waters in an unusually bold move by the Chinese navy. The Department of Defence released a statement discussing the…

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns in Damond Shooting Fallout

Janee Harteau, the Police Chief of Minneapolis, has resigned at the request of the city’s mayor following criticism of how she has handled the shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond. Ms Harteau has received criticism for being out of the city and remaining on holidays for four days after the shooting. The Mayor’s office said…

Aboriginal Archaeological Discovery Proves Longer History than Thought

The history of Aboriginal peoples living in Australia has been lengthened, after a new archaeological discovery proves they have been here for at least 65,000 years. This is about 18,000 years longer than the 45-47,000 years that Aboriginals were thought to have lived here by Archaeologists. The discovery was made by an international team, led…

Turnbull Rejects Missile Shield for Australia against North Korea

Despite calls from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and some security experts to implement an anti-ballistic missile defence system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the idea as “not really suitable”. The calls come after rising tensions between North Korea and the US, sparked again after North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental…

WA Government to Heritage List All Victoria Cross War Graves

The Western Australian Government will heritage list all the war graves of Victoria Cross recipients by ANZAC Day in 2018, marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI. Listing the graves will honour the commitment made by Premier Mark McGowan while he was in opposition. Part of the process will include identifying the graves…

EXCLUSIVE: Do Younger Generations Understand ANZAC?

At dawn ceremonies we hear the bugle play, we see returning service men and women pay tribute to their fellow soldiers. We take a moment to thank those who’ve given their lives to give us freedom, and we think about the future of the lucky country. The 25th of April can mean a lot of…

Australians Honour Diggers on Anzac Day

Thousands of people have gathered in Kings Park for Anzac Day’s dawn service, paying tribute to past and present soldiers for their service and sacrifice in war. An estimated 40,000 people were in attendance at the park’s State War Memorial, to remember those who lost their lives in battle. Darkness covered the park as crowds…