Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

WA Greens Say No to Lobster Plan Over Sustainability

The WA Greens will not support the McGowan government’s proposed changes to the western rock lobster industry, the party has revealed. The party said the plan did not address key areas of concern of the industry and could not back the proposal. They believed that it was the state government’s responsibility to ensure WA’s resources…

Greens Push Party and Candidates as “Genuine Alternative” in Lead-Up to By-Elections

Richard Di Natale is promoting the Greens as a “genuine alternative” to both the federal Labor and Liberal Parties, claiming they’re sending a message to the government and opposition ahead of the Perth and Fremantle by-elections on Saturday. The Federal Greens leader claims the party has been engaging in “good old-fashioned politics” to advance the…

Kids Helpline funding needed to satisfy increased demand

The Federal Government is being called on to urgently top-up funding for Kids Helpline. The nation-wide counselling service providing a listening ear for children and young people in need, is unable to keep up with an increased demand of calls. It’s reported that more than half of calls made went unanswered, hence the Government being…

Labor MP Josh Wilson Quits Over Citizenship Row

Federal Labor Fremantle MP Josh Wilson announced today that he will resign following High Court’s ruling over the Dual Citizenship Row. His quitting comes after Federal Labor Senator Katy Gallagher’s was declared not eligible after High Court’s new interpretation on section 44 of the Australian Constitution.  The new law interpretation means that all candidates need…

Greens Propose “People’s Bank”, Universal Basic Income For Australians

The Greens are calling for a “People’s Bank” and universal basic income that would give Australians low interest government loans and cheaper housing. Greens leader Richard Di Natale has outlined an agenda to the National Press Club for “big government” a plan for a “universal basic income” while also proposing the Reserve Bank offer banking…

Regional Farmers Urged To Submit Their Views On Genetically Modified Crop

By Nicholas Farrington There are hopes that farmers will make their voices heard in the upcoming parliamentary inquiry which aims to help those unfairly disadvantaged by the incursion of genetically modified crop. The inquiry will explore and discuss compensation for farmers who are impacted by contamination by genetically modified crops (GM). “It is so important…