Australia to Legalise Same Sex Marriage After Majority Yes Vote

Australians have voted yes to changing the law to allow same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation to be introduced “as soon as possible”. Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics David Kalisch revealed that 61.6 per cent of people who participated in the postal vote chose Yes to changing the law to allow same-sex…

Labor parliamentarians join dual citizenship eligibility questioning

Experts have called out Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to come clean about the Labor Party’s internal issues over dual citizenship. Section 44 of the constitution has caused controversy for many politicians over recent months, with more and more being added to the mix. 3 WA federal parliamentarians; Josh Wilson, Madeleine King and Sue lines, have sparked…

Malcolm Turnbull Threatens Extra Sitting After Failure to Strike Citizenship Agreement

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are at loggerheads over the citizenship agreement, and without a deal struck, the Prime Minister claimed there may be extra parliamentary sitting days to finalise it. Mr Turnbull called the two-hour meeting with the opposition leader a “constructive discussion”, but Mr Shorten called for drafting changes to the government’s proposal…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

Unions Lose Appeal Against Sunday Penalty Rate Cuts

Unions have lost their legal challenge to overturn cuts to Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. The United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association disputed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash penalty rates for full and part time workers in February, but the Federal Court found met its legal…

Clinton Pryor Walks Away From PM After Indigenous Requests Fall On “Deaf Ears”

An Indigenous activist who walked 6,000 kilometres to meet Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the Prime Minister for disrespecting him during their meeting at Parliament House. Clinton Pryor accused Mr Turnbull and Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion of speaking over elders at a parliamentary courtyard meeting on Wednesday, after ending his Walk for Justice from Perth…

Turnbull Promise GST Reform For WA

Prime Minister Turnbull has committed to reform of the GST system at the Liberal state conference in WA this weekend. The reforms would see a floor value proposed at 70 cents per dollar contributed introduced to the GST system, though they won’t come until 2019. “Only the coalition has a plan to set a GST…

Anti Same-Sex Marriage Ad Slams Marriage Act Change

A television advertisement has aired endorsing “no” in the same-sex marriage postal vote has emphasised concerns about what is taught in schools if the law is passed. The advertisement featuring three mothers, express concerns about potential changes to the Marriage Act and promotion of same sex views in schools. One of the women in the…

Shorten announces $1.6 billion GST pledge

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced his plan for a “Fair Share for WA Fund”, which would see $1.6 billion invested into Australia to make up for the GST shortfall. Currently Western Australia’s share of the GST is sitting at 34.4 cents per dollar of GST raised in the state, the proposed fund would give…

Inaugural Community Cabinet Meeting to be Held in Canning Vale

The McGowan government is set to hold its inaugural Community Cabinet event at Canning Vale College on August 21. Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall meeting to discuss important local issues with Premier Mark McGowan and Cabinet ministers, in a bid to encourage greater community engagement. Mr McGowan said…