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…

Unions Call Minimum Pay Boost Into Living Wage a “Good Move”

Unions have called Bill Shorten’s plan to raise the minimum wage for low paid workers a “good move”, echoing the Federal Opposition leader’s calls to make sure the wage is a “living wage for all Australians.” Unions WA Assistant Secretary Owen Whittle said a pay rise was due, after Mr Shorten announced on Tuesday changes…

WA TAFE Fees Went Up As Funding & Enrolment Reduced

The Productivity Commissions report on Vocational Education Training looked at all the States and where WA ranked. Over the last few years State funding into the TAFE sector decreased and a slow divestment away from training funding occurred from the Commonwealth. The Government’s recurrent funding into Vocational Educational Training totaled $5.8 billion in 2016, decreasing…

Australia Day Should Be Open to Date Change: Expert

A Western Australian politics academic claims the date of Australia Day should be open for change if there is conflict over insensitivity towards indigenous Australians. Murdoch University Politics and Global Policy lecturer Dr Ian Cook claimed changing Australia Day is a political issue and the date should not be held to January 26, adding Australian…

WA Education Cuts Face Opposition, Called a “Mistake”

The McGowan Government has been criticism over its cuts to the state’s education, with opposition parties claiming the measures are not in the best interests of students and families. WA’s Greens called the measures a “terrible decision” while the Young Nationals said it was “direct attack on regional Western Australia” after Education Minister Sue Ellery…

Mental Health the Biggest Concern for Young People

Mental health is the number one concern for young Australians, with the number of people concerned about the condition doubling in two years. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey of 24,055 15 to 19-year-olds nationally revealed body image, stress and study among their biggest worries that caused mental health issues. 33.7 per cent of young people indicated…