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,…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

Refugee Rights still in contention

Australia’s policy on refugees is an ongoing contentious issue that has insighted more nationwide action. This morning, the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) drew attention to the situation by doing a banner drop off pedestrian bridges on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways. Three banners in succession told a story of the challenges refugees face as…

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…