Merkel welcomes breakthrough in coalition negotiations

Negotiations Breakthrough In German Politics German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed a breakthrough in negotiations between her conservative Christian Democratic Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats. The development came after talks that lasted over 24 hours between the parties, staying up all night discussing some of the controversial issues between the parties, such as…

Abbott Warns He’ll Cross Floor Over Clean Energy Target

Tony Abbott has threatened to cross the parliament floor if the Coalition tries to legislate a clean energy target, threatening its one seat majority. The former Prime Minister said that he would not vote for a target, letting the government know his position. “It would be unconscionable, I underline that word unconscionable, for a government…

Finkel Recommendations Will Push Up Power Bills By 20 Percent

A 20 percent price hike on electricity is set to take place if the Turnbull government decides to adopt recommendations from the latest Finkel report. Prices are expected to surge from 26 cents to 46 cents per kilowatt, if the clean energy target, set out by the report is implemented. The recommendations outlined in the…

Labor’s Penny Wong slams Government’s race-hate speech

Labor Senator Penny Wong has compared the Turnbull government to a “gang of orcs” as changes to race-hate speech laws were debated in parliament today. Senator Wong invoked the J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series in describing how changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will strengthen protections for free speech and against racial vilification.…

Chris Back’s View On Clive Palmer

CLICK on the player above to watch the interview on the “Evening News”. Interview Transcript It seems that some Australians were relieved that the Carbon Tax was finally axed. But, in the past two weeks it has been suggested that Clive Palmer is the power broker rather than the Coalition. I was joined by Liberal…

Abbott Urged The Senate To Scrap Carbon Tax

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Senators to support the scrapping of Labor’s controversial Carbon Tax. The Coalition claimed that scrapping the Carbon Tax can save 550 dollars a year for an average family. In a video statement, Mr Abbott urged the Senate to do the right thing this week by scrapping both the Carbon Tax and the Mining…

Coalition Legislates For Afghan Safety

The coalition have followed through with the Greens plan to give Afghan interpreters safety. The Greens, who led the issue through Parliament, are happy for the Coalitions commitment to offer asylum to Afghan interpreters who have worked with Australian troops. “These brave people have helped our soldiers stay alive. It’s now time to return the…