Bill Shorten’s GST Push For WA During Labour Day Rally

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten arrived in Perth during his Labor Federal Field Campaign, promising a better GST share Western Australia. Mr Shorten was joined by WA Premier Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier Roger Cook participated in the rally at the Joondalup Health Campus this morning. After introducing Labor’s candidate team for the 2019 Federal…

Turnbull Government At Risk After Shock High Court Decision

Deputy Prime Mister Barnaby Joyce was deemed ineligible to sit in Parliament due to dual citizenship today, leaving the Turnbull Government’s majority at risk. The High Court decision has sparked a by-election in the New South Wales seat of New England. Mr Joyce referred himself to the High Court on August 14, after realizing he…

Marriage Equality: Postal Vote “An Absolute Waste of Money”

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced a non-binding and non-compulsory postal vote on marriage equality would take the place of the plebiscite, which was rejected by the Senate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is set to conduct the survey, despite the disaster of last year’s census, so the Government can avoid electoral law. The ballot…

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…

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.…

Abbott’s New Security Crackdown

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A dramatic strengthening of counter-terrorism measures extending to border control have been unveiled by Tony Abbott. Dual nationals could be stripped of their Australian citizenship under the measures flagged by Mr Abbott. But going even further, sole Australian citizens could have certain citizenship rights – including…

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…

Greens Leader on WA’s recount result

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed her enthusiasm for her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, returning as a Greens Senator representing the people of Western Australia after the WA recount. Mrs Milne has expressed gratitude to all the scrutineers, Greens members and supporters all around the country for all of their on going support and…

AEC Denies Ludlam’s Recount Request

The Australian Electoral Commission has rejected Greens Senator Scott Ludlam’s request to recount the Senate votes. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich’s recount request was also denied. In a media release, the AEC stated that: “The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount and as…

Scott Ludlam Loses Seat

The Palmer United Party’s candidate Zhenya Wang won the WA Senate seat while Greens Senator Scott Ludlam missed out. The PUP will now have 3 seats in the upper house and 1 seat in the lower house. David Johnston, Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash will stand for the Liberals. On the other hand, Joe Bullock…