Intellegence Accuse Manus Island Residents Engaging In Drug and Sex Offences

The Refugee Rights Action Network has rejected allegations of drug and sex offences within the recently-closed Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island. Intelligence advice described residents allegedly engaging in shocking behaviour such as drug dealing, and sexual activities with underage girls. “I think this is another deflection by the minister Peter Dutton to deflect from…

Trudeau snubs Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a no-show for a meeting that was set to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), infuriating the leaders of the other nations involved. The deal has been on shaky ground ever since US President Donald Trump announced America was pulling out of the deal, and Mr Trudeau’s no-show casts further…

Cats Kill More Than One Million Birds Per Day in Australia

Picture Courtesy: Stavrolo More than one million native Australian birds are casualties of cats across the country every day, new research shows. The study in science journal the Biological Conversation revealed feral cats are the main culprits, killing 316 birds, while pet cats kill 61 million in Australia every year. More than 99 per cent…

Australia Set for 50 Degree Summers by 2040 If Climate Change Target Met

Australian cities are expected to reach 50 degrees by 2040 even if the Paris climate change target is met, a study published on Wednesday has warned. Australian National University researchers in Canberra said the heatwave highs are a possibility if the two degree target is reached, according to its study published in the science journal…

Bali volcano threat level at maximum

An eruption from Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is imminent, according to Indonesian authorities who have seat the warning level to its maximum of four on Friday night. Mass evacuations are under way, with around 10,000 villagers already having fled and as many as 240,000 in total expected to flee the area. An evacuation area of…

Australian Taxi Industry Wants Review After London’s Uber Decision

Australia’s taxi industry is calling for a review of Uber’s Australian licensing agreements following the decision of London to strip Uber’s license. Australian Taxi Industry Association CEO Blair Davies applauds the decision by Transport for London (TfL) to “enforce its laws”. “Uber have been flouting laws all around the globe and we’ve seen governments cave…

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…