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…

Winners & Losers On The Federal Budget 2017

Tonight, the Federal Government handed down the new budget for 2017-18. Here’s our breakdown of what will happen after July 1 this year. Housing Affordability: First home buyers will be able to funnel part of their income into their superannuation accounts, at a lower tax rate than normal. The Government said the First Home Super…

Senate Inquiry Expose Alleged Corporate Tax-Avoidance

Have you heard about The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax? Probably not, but it’s really important, because if this tax was set up right we could raise tens of billions of dollars for the country. There’s a tax that the Commonwealth, or a royalty regime, which was set over thirty years ago, by the government, which…

Construction Commences on WA’s Multi-Million Dollar Ship Building Facility

Construction has begun on Australia’s biggest undercover shipbuilding facility in Perth’s south. Civmec is building the 18-storey ship building and maintenance facility under the Turnbull Government’s $89 billion shipbuilding program. Today, Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne attended an historic ceremony in Bibra Lake, as the first piece of steel was cut for 19…

Funding Pledge for Community Legal Services

The WA State Government has pledged $1.2 million in funding to community legal centres, so disadvantaged or vulnerable Western Australians don’t lose access to free legal services. This comes as a relief to the sector, as it was believed funding cuts would be made as of July this year, limiting the services on offer. However,…

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…