Labor’s Colleen Yates Quits By-Election Race

By Lucas Da Paz Labor’s candidate for the Darling Range seat, Colleen Yates has resigned following doubts regarding her LinkedIn profile and education history. Colleen Yates campaigned for the seat of Darling Range by-election following the resignation of former Labor MP Barry Urban after he was found to have lied about his work experience and…

Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…

Labor MP Hammond Quits Parliament For Family

WA Labor MP Tim Hammond has resigned from federal parliament, claiming the job was taking a toll on his family. The Federal Member for Perth quit suddenly on Wednesday, stating he wanted to spend more time with his young children. “I just cannot find myself reconciling the role of federal parliamentarian from here in Perth…

Byford Residents Take Long Trips To Access Public Transport

State Labor Members for Perth’s South East have expressed their excitement over Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to build the Armadale to Byford railway line. Currently, Byford residents have to drive long distances if they want to access the Armadale or Mandurah train line. Labor Upper House East Metro MLC Matthew Swinbourn told WAMN…

Greens Propose “People’s Bank”, Universal Basic Income For Australians

The Greens are calling for a “People’s Bank” and universal basic income that would give Australians low interest government loans and cheaper housing. Greens leader Richard Di Natale has outlined an agenda to the National Press Club for “big government” a plan for a “universal basic income” while also proposing the Reserve Bank offer banking…

Small Businesses and Employees Lose From Company Tax Cuts: Expert

Small businesses and workers will not benefit from the Federal Government’s tax cuts for big businesses a tax expert warns, as the government comes close to passing the legislation. Legal Consolidated Barristers and Solicitors tax lawyer Dr Brett Davies is concerned small businesses would not see any advantages from the legislation, despite the legislation nearly…

Bill Shorten’s GST Push For WA During Labour Day Rally

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten arrived in Perth during his Labor Federal Field Campaign, promising a better GST share Western Australia. Mr Shorten was joined by WA Premier Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier Roger Cook participated in the rally at the Joondalup Health Campus this morning. After introducing Labor’s candidate team for the 2019 Federal…