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…

Court Approves $70 Million Settlement for Manus Island Detainees

Victoria’s Supreme Court has approved a compensation deal from the Australian Government worth $70 million for former detainees on Manus Island. Detainees including asylum seekers and refugees were being compensated for being illegally detained between 2012 and 2016, as well as negligent protection and housing by the Federal Government. The group alleged the Commonwealth breached…

Hinch in Citizenship Debacle Over US Social Security Card

Derryn Hinch has become the latest politician to be caught up in the citizenship scandal after revealing he has a United States social security card that could disqualify him from the senate. Mr Hinch confirmed on Wednesday night he still holds the social security card making him eligible for benefits from the US government, which…

Ministers debate over Shark cull AGAIN

The shark debate has erupted again after Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, accused the WA State Government of not doing enough to prevent shark attacks. Mr Frydenberg said WA’s response to the shark threat was “Nothing short of pathetic,” He commented drum lines should be put in the water to protect its own citizens and…

Federal Power Board Needed Despite Loggerheads

A new over-arching energy board to help monitor security issues in the National Energy Market has federal and state ministers divided. This board, which was one of the key recommendations from the Finkel review, was discussed today at the annual Council of Australian Government energy council meeting in Brisbane. Post graduate Researcher at Curtin University…

Australian Space Agency a Possibility As Government Launches Review

Australia could be developing its own space agency, following the announcement of a Federal Government review into the feasibility of Australia’s space capabilities. The nation has depending on other nations for space research and the agency would help it develop research, communications and exploration efforts with other developed nations including New Zealand. Australia is one…

Community TV’s Online Move Delayed After Six Month Reprieve

Community television stations will stay on the air for another six months after being granted a broadcast licence extension. The Federal Government has given the extension to stations across Australia to assist in their transition to online streaming. Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield said in a statement on Facebook the extension will help the transition…

Julie Bishop has cracked down on “rape holidays.”

  This week the Coalition Government announced the introduction to new laws that will prevent registered child sex offenders from holding Australian passports. This new legislation is a first of its kind, with Australia leading the way in protecting vulnerable children by prohibiting Australian offenders from leaving the country. This is set to impose higher…