Power Prices Difficult to Fall as Frydenberg Calls for Price Drop

Energy experts are warning it will be difficult for power to drop in price, despite Federal Government calls for power retailers to cut prices. Curtin University Energy Policy Researcher James Eggleston said lowering power costs for consumers could be an impossibility, as gas becomes more readily available for households. “By in large the bulk of…

Tensions Increase Between Australia and China as Foreign Interference Laws Introduced

Malcolm Turnbull has admitted to increasing tensions between Australia and China following Canberra’s increased crackdown on foreign interference. The Prime Minister conceded that there was some strain between the two nations with the tension arising after the Federal Government’s announcement of a revamp of Australian laws against political donations and espionage. “There is certainly some…

Greens Propose “People’s Bank”, Universal Basic Income For Australians

The Greens are calling for a “People’s Bank” and universal basic income that would give Australians low interest government loans and cheaper housing. Greens leader Richard Di Natale has outlined an agenda to the National Press Club for “big government” a plan for a “universal basic income” while also proposing the Reserve Bank offer banking…

Small Businesses and Employees Lose From Company Tax Cuts: Expert

Small businesses and workers will not benefit from the Federal Government’s tax cuts for big businesses a tax expert warns, as the government comes close to passing the legislation. Legal Consolidated Barristers and Solicitors tax lawyer Dr Brett Davies is concerned small businesses would not see any advantages from the legislation, despite the legislation nearly…

57,000 Illegal Guns Surrendered in Australian Gun Amnesty

Nearly 60,000 illegal firearms have been taken off Australian streets as part of last year’s national firearms amnesty. The Department of Home Affairs’ National Firearms Amnesty 2017 Report revealed 57,324 firearms were handed in across the country including 2,500 fully-automatic or semi-automatic guns, in a bid to make the nation safer. New South Wales handed…

Morrison: Abbott’s Migration Cuts Proposal Will Cost $5 Billion

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut permanent migration to Australia would cost the federal budget almost $5 billion dollars over the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, said Abbott’s plan fails to recognise the economic prosperity created by migrants. Tony Abbott’s plans to reduce Australia’s annual immigration intake by 80,000 people is…

Federal Ministers Rubbish Tony Abbott’s Call’s to Cut Migration Levels

Senior Federal government ministers have criticised former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s call to cut Australia’s migration intake, rubbishing Mr Abbott’s claims of negative social and economic impact to the country. Treasurer Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned Mr Abbott’s plan to lower the permanent migration cap of 190,000 to 110,000 would damage…

Compulsory Drone Quiz “A Sensible Step” To Ensure Safety

A West Australian drone pilot believes a new compulsory test to assess drone users’ knowledge of air safety rules is a “proactive step” to promote responsible flying among recreational pilots. Flying Dingo drone pilot Alex Ringis said the compulsory quiz by the largest drone maker DJI in conjunction with Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority…

Nationals Divided Over Barnaby Joyce’s Political Future

Pressure is mounting on Barnaby Joyce as discussions continue within the National Party over whether the Deputy Prime Minister should resign. A mutiny against Mr Joyce is now public as party members remain divided about his position. Senior Nationals have been approached to form a delegation to ask Mr Joyce to step down, the ABC…