PM Declines McGowan’s Federal Budget Cash Calls For Road and Rail

Mark McGowan has urged the federal government to continue to commit cash to WA in the federal budget, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dashed the premier’s hopes for more funding for road and rail projects. Mr McGowan said during the week the federal government cannot forget about WA during Mr Morrison’s visit to the state,…

Australia Experiences Hottest Summer on Record: Report

Australia has recorded its hottest summer on record, the Climate Council has revealed. The council released a report into the season on Thursday, showing extreme temperatures over the past three months. Port Augusta in South Australia reached a record breaking 49.5 degrees Celsius in January, while Townsville broke its 10-day accumulated rainfall total. Every state…

AEC Youth Voter Enrolment Figures At A Record High

Recent AEC data has revealed a boost in young voter numbers and is looking to be promising in the wake of the upcoming federal election. Bill Shorten’s latest Perth visit to announce election commitments aimed at WA youth is promising to the masses. Global politics and policy lecturer Dr Ian Cook said this is obviously…

Reserve Fuel Needed as Australia’s Stocks Well Below International Standard

Australia will face difficulties if the nation did not have adequate backup fuel supplies in case of a national emergency, a sustainability researcher has warned. Curtin University Sustainability Researcher James Eggleston said reserve fuel was needed after federal opposition leader Bill Shorten revealing plans to develop a national fuel reserve because fuel levels were well…

Ita Buttrose Announced as New Chair of the ABC

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Ita Buttrose as the new chair of the ABC. Mr Morrison formally made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday after revelations earlier in the week that the federal government had approved her appointment. “Australians trust Ita,” Mr Morrison said. “I trust Ita and that’s why I have…

Principal Wellness Survey Reveals Growing Violence Against School Leaders

One in two WA school leaders have been physically attacked by students and parents, according to a survey into the wellness of principals. The Australian Catholic University’s Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey released on Wednesday revealed 43 per cent of WA school principals and deputies reported being punched, kicked, bitten or scratched…

Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

Wastewater Analysis Reveals $9.3bn Spent on Australian Drug Use

Australians spent $9.3 billion on illicit drugs last year, with the use of a number of major drugs increasing from previous years. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released its national wastewater drug monitoring program report on Wednesday, revealing results of its analysis of the nation’s drug use through waste water. The commission monitored 58 wastewater…