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…

Morrison Reopens Christmas Island Amid Medevac Legislation Passing Senate

Scott Morrison will step up Australia’s border protection to prevent asylum seekers from getting on boats to the nation, as the Senate backed new laws fast-tracking evacuations for critically ill asylum seekers. The Prime Minister has expressed his concern that the laws will reignite the people-smuggling trade as the laws narrowly passed the Senate 36…

Federal Opposition Invests in Bentley Hospital Upgrade

Bentley Health Service will be getting boost with new funding to improve and upgrade its services. Federal Labor will invest $10.9 million to renovate the hospital to better care provided to local community in Perth’s south. The investment will provide upgrades to maternity services, major improvements to mental health services, upgraded facilities for rehabilitation patients,…

Shorten Introduces Superannuation Boost For Women to End Gender Disparity

Women on maternity leave will receive a boost to close the gender gap with a financial boost if Labor wins the next federal election. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unveiled a $400 million package to increase payments to women on Wednesday, claiming Labor would ensure economic security for women an election issue. “One of the reasons…

Morrison Dumps Plans to Increase Pension Age

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped Liberal party plans to raise the retirement age to 70. Mr Morrison made the announcement he had dumped the commitment on Wednesday, even though the party had been trying to raise the pension age from 67. “Next week, cabinet will be ratifying a decision to reverse taking the pension…

Shorten Pledges to Enshrine GST Floor into Law for WA

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten will bring GST reform into law, promising to legislate it if he is elected at the next federal election. The opposition leader will commit to enshrining in law 75c GST floor for the state within 100 days of being elected, making the promise while campaigning in Perth on Wednesday. Mr…

Anning Advisor Steps Down Over Senator’s “Final Solution” Speech

An advisor to Fraser Anning has quit following the Queensland senator’s speech that had linked Australia’s Muslim immigration to the Nazi’s often-used term “final solution”. Richard Mcgilvray stepped down just hours after the speech and condemned the Katter Australia Party senator’s speech in post on LinkedIn, claiming he had no knowledge of the senator’s plans…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: National Energy Guarantee and the shift towards renewable energy

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has recently hit out at Bill Shorten’s fully costed plan for a transition to renewable energy in Australia. The Opposition Leader’s plan includes a 50% federal renewable energy target, driving investments into renewables and injecting certainty back into the energy market. However, the Coalition has not released ANY economic modelling…