Scott Ludlam Resigns from Parliament over Dual Citizenship Bungle

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has resigned today, after realising he’s ineligible to stand in Parliament. The co-deputy of the Greens discovered he holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia, which makes him ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament under the Australian Constitution. He has been a senator for the past nine…

Finkel Recommendations Will Push Up Power Bills By 20 Percent

A 20 percent price hike on electricity is set to take place if the Turnbull government decides to adopt recommendations from the latest Finkel report. Prices are expected to surge from 26 cents to 46 cents per kilowatt, if the clean energy target, set out by the report is implemented. The recommendations outlined in the…

Perth Mayor Disclosure Saga Prompts Government Calls for Law Change to Sack Councillors

The Western Australian government is considering changing laws to allow it to stand down individual councillors for serious breaches, despite concerns it could be used for politically motivated sackings. Local Government Minister David Templeman said the government is looking to introduce “stand down” provisions in the Local Government Act, following Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s long…

Fremantle Mayoral Candidate Ra Stewart Focuses on Economic Issues

Upcoming Mayoral candidate for Fremantle Ra Stewart has concerns about the economic and financial state of Fremantle, but has few concrete opinions on other matters.  “I am in the process at the moment of putting together, finding out what are the community’s hot issues and putting together some thoughts on that” Ms Stewart said. “I…

WA Ranked Lowest in the Country for Renewable Energy Investments

Western Australia has been ranked last on the list of states pulling their weight to reach the Renewable Energy Target, according to the Clean Energy Council report which was released today. WA has just one renewable energy project being built this year, which will only create 100 jobs and means our state’s renewable energy mix…

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…

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…

Chris Back’s View On Clive Palmer

CLICK on the player above to watch the interview on the “Evening News”. Interview Transcript It seems that some Australians were relieved that the Carbon Tax was finally axed. But, in the past two weeks it has been suggested that Clive Palmer is the power broker rather than the Coalition. I was joined by Liberal…

WA Senate Race Live Blog

This is the live blog update page for the WA Senate Election, it’s managed by reporter Ivan Leung, Josef Barker and Kate Nuttall. 9:54pm: Antony Green predicts a similar election result of the Senate, compared to the 2013 Senate election. 9:35pm: Michaelia Cash hopes Mr Abbott will be able to get the key elections through.…