Federal election for “older people”, youth “left out” despite job promises: commentator

A political commentator has claimed the federal election will not be one for young voters, despite Liberal and Labor Party pledges catering to Australia’s youth. Murdoch University Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Ian Cook said both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had not done enough for young voters, while stating…

Scott Morrison calls Federal Election

Australians will go to the polls on May 18 after Scott Morrison ended speculation and called for a federal election. The Prime Minister revealed the date after seeing Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, on Thursday morning asking him to dissolve Parliament. “Earlier this morning, I visited the Governor-General here in Canberra and he accepted my advice for…

Fraser Anning Censured Over Christchurch Terror Comments

The Senate has censured Queensland independent senator Fraser Anning, over his comments made in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack. Politicians joined together to condemn Mr Anning, with the motion passing the Upper House following an hour of debate. Cory Bernadi said he opposed parts of the motion, but was generally in favour of…

Federal Budget 2019-20 Forecasts Big Surplus Before Election Campaign

By Vesh Arumugam The ruling government has announced its federal budget for 2019-20 in its pre-election stint before major campaigns start tomorrow leading up to the Federal Election in May this year. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2019 budget earlier today at the Parliament in Canberra. The eyeballing moment of the budget that hit most…

Hanson Hits Out at Media Following Al Jazeera Documentary

Photo Courtesy: Pauline Hanson’s Facebook Page Pauline Hanson has taken aim at the media in a response to an Al Jazeera documentary involving James Ashby and Steve Dickson, claiming it was a “stitch up”. In a press conference in Queensland, the One Nation senator criticised Al Jazeera and other Australian news organisations who reported the…

Morrison Introduces Migration Cap in Population Policy Launch

The Federal Government will slash Australia’s migration intake over the next four years as part of a policy to manage the nation’s population. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will unveil the policy on Wednesday that will include a permanent migration intake and new regional visas for skilled workers. Under the plan, permanent migration will be capped…

Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

Pell Sentenced to Six Years Jail For Sexual Abuse of Two Choirboys

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing two choirboys as Catholic archbishop in Melbourne during the mid-1990s. Chief Judge Peter Kidd handed down the sentence on Wednesday morning, after being found guilty in December of sexually abusing the teenagers after a Sunday mass, and assaulting one of them again…