Labor commits almost $600,000 for new playgrounds in remote NT communities

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today joined the Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $588,000 towards new playgrounds in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The playgrounds will be delivered by Children’s Ground, a not-for-profit organisation that works with First Nations…

Shorten hits back over climate change questions

Bill Shorten has responded to criticisms of not answering questions over his party’s climate change policy, claiming he had “answered questions on climate change many times”. The Opposition Leader, who arrived in Perth to undertake a health blitz, stated on Perth radio that “perhaps people don’t always look at your old interviews” but his plan…

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…

How did Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech appeal to young voters?

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget. Fairer tax cuts and support for young people are amongst the commitments promised to be delivered if elected next month. Shorten announced bigger tax refunds for 3.6 million Australians, and a committed one billion dollars, for low income earners. “6.4…

Bill Shorten promised bigger tax cuts in budget reply speech

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget, and promised to deliver better commitments if elected next month. Mr Shorten said the same promises were made and broken, six years running, and still delivered the same Liberal budget… “The same void where an energy policy should be, the…

Federal Labor pledge to work towards WA interest

As WA relished in another Bill Shorten trip to the State with announcements aplenty, will all the election promises be enough to secure the swing votes Labor is expecting? The Opposition’s latest trip to Perth saw the Labor double decker red bus take to the streets, in between multiple announcements of youth job opportunities and…

$850 million investment in Metronet and Railcar Manufacturing

By Vesh Arumugam  Federal Labor is investing $850 million to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and a new Railcar Manufacturing Facility in Bellevue. Shorten Labor Government is partnering with the McGowan Labor Government in this project. $850 million is contributed for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line while $150 for the Railcar project in Bellevue. The works will be…