Federal Government Boosts WA Hospitals with $189m GST Top-Up

Western Australia is set to receive a financial boon from the federal government in a boost to the state’s hospitals, as part of a top up to state’s GST. The Turnbull government will give WA $188.9 million with most of the funds going to redeveloping Joondalup Health Campus, with the remainder going to other hospital…

New WA Cyber Research Centre To Boost Online Security

Australia will boost its national capability in cyber security research, develop and commercialisation with a new cyber security centre in Western Australia. The $140 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre based at Edith Cowan University (ECU) will build Australia’s cyber security abilities and develop solutions to ensure the safety of Australians and businesses. “We want…

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…

State Politicians Reacted Over The Barnaby Affair

Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull has banned sexual relations in parliament, after Barnaby Joyce made a shocking error of judgement in having an affair with a woman working in his office. Mr Joyce has been criticised for humiliating the Liberal party. A change in the ministerial standards would ensure incidents like this will not be tolerated.…

Investigation Launched After ABC Reveals Dumped Classified Government Files

The ABC has obtained highly classified documents found in second-hand furniture that have been deemed a breach of national security. The Prime Minister’s office has ordered an “urgent” and “immediate” investigation into the leak on Wednesday after thousands of documents were found in two old cabinets sold to a Canberra shop selling ex-government furniture, the…

Social Services Minister Calls for Inquiry Following Expenses Data Breach

Social services minister Christian Porter has ordered an investigation into a data breach that has affected more than 8,000 Department of Social Services employees for more than a year. 8,500 current and former employees’ personal information have been left open in the breach in the Business Information Services System holding expenses and credit card information…

Senator Stephen Parry Resigns After UK Citizenship Confirmation

Liberal senator Stephen Parry will resign from federal parliament after confirming that he is a British citizen. Senator Parry said he will quit as Senate President and as a Tasmanian senator immediately after the British Home Office confirmed his dual citizenship on Wednesday. Yesterday, Senator Parry revealed he had doubts about his citizenship status because…

Cash Staffer Resigns After Informing Media About AWU Raids

A member of Michaelia Cash’s office has resigned after knowing about federal police raids on Australian Workers Union (AWU) offices despite the minister’s claims she had no knowledge of it. The employment minister told a Senate Estimates committee on Wednesday her senior media advisor had quit after confessing she tipped off journalists about impending raids…

Young Adults To Benefit Over Private Health Insurance Reform

Young adults are the main beneficiaries under the Federal Government’s new reform to private health insurance; encouraging more people to join by reducing premiums and creating easier access. Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced that a two per cent discount will be offered to people under 30 each year, reaching a maximum of 10 percent,…