Former Treasurer Wayne Swan to quit politics at next election

Wayne Swan, former treasurer and deputy prime minister who helped guide Australia through the Global Financial Crisis, has announced plans to retire at the next federal election. Mr Swan served both the Rudd and Gillard governments, and served in parliament for more than two decades. “The inescapable fact is I’m approaching a stage in life…

Investigation Launched After ABC Reveals Dumped Classified Government Files

The ABC has obtained highly classified documents found in second-hand furniture that have been deemed a breach of national security. The Prime Minister’s office has ordered an “urgent” and “immediate” investigation into the leak on Wednesday after thousands of documents were found in two old cabinets sold to a Canberra shop selling ex-government furniture, the…

Senate Repeals Carbon Tax

The Abbott Government has finally repealed Labor’s controversial Carbon Tax today. The Federal Senate has passed the repeal bill after minority parties including Palmer United Party supported the bill, 39 – 32, making Australia the first country in the world to repeal a climate change policy. After the bill was passed, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and…

WA Launches NDIS My Way Campaign

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. Today WA Premier Colin Barnett and WA Minister for Disability Services Helen Morton discussed the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The trial is due to take place on the July 1, 2014, the same day as the federal mole kicks off in the…

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…

Rudd Quits Public Life

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has retired from politics. During a harrowing and emotional speech Kevin thanked everyone in the House of Representatives, the Labor party and his family for which is the reason he’s retiring. Mr Rudd thanked his family and his community for their continual support over the years, and urged other politicians to be gentle with…

Labor Unveils New Shadow Ministry

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his shadow cabinet today. Deputy Leader Tanya Plibesek takes on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Penny Wong becomes the Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, Anthony Albanese becomes the Shadow Minister for Transport, Tourism & Infrastructure. Former federal Communications Minister Steven Conroy takes over as the Shadow Minister…

Prime Minister Faces Steep Learning Curve

Prime minister Tony Abbott has a steep learning curve ahead of him as he looks forward to navigating the new Senate. The Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne has welcomed the comments made by the Prime Minister of respecting the role of the Senate but emphasizes the respect should be extended further than just conservative Senators. This was made…

Shorten to challenge Labor Leadership

After his election loss, Kevin Rudd resigned as Labor Leader. Now, Bill Shorten has confirmed that he will fight against the coalition. “I have taken the decision to run with regard to the interests of the great Australian Labor Party and with the interests of my family at the forefront of my mind,” Mr Shorten…

EXCLUSIVE: Family First set the record straight

Family First Party WA Federal Senate candidate Linda Rose denied the party has attempted to silence Henry Heng. During an exclusive interview, Ms Rose told WAMN News that she was not aware that the telephone conversation with the journalist will be published as a news story online. Click on the link below to watch the…