Rudd In, Gillard Out

Kevin Rudd has been reinstated as the leader of the Labor Party after wining 57 votes to 45 Julia Gillard in the leadership spill. During an interview with Sky News this afternoon, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that those who stand the ballot and lose should retire from politics. “In those circumstances I believe anybody…

Curtin Students United Against Cuts

Hundreds of Curtin University students rallied in their campus against the 2.8 billion dollar funding cut from the Federal Government. The protest was held one day before the announcement of the Federal Budget, and it’s reported that they fear the quality of education and the burden on students will further increase if the cuts go…

PM Julia Gillard visits Perth

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard was in Perth this week trying her best to attract WA to sign the Gonski Reform. The PM announced the funding increase on Wednesday before she met with the Premier Colin Barnett. WAMN News understand the PM has tripled the Gonski funding to $920,000,00  if WA sign up to the…

Abbott’s asylum seeker poster ruined in less than 24 hours

The Federal Opposition’s poster about border security has been vandalised, less than 24 hours after it was put up in Perth. The poster that accused Federal Labor of failing to protect Australia’s boarders was unveiled yesterday by the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. However, the billboard located between Suntherland Street and Roe Street in Northbridge was…

Colin Barnett rejects Gonski

The Gillard government’s Gonski Education reform faced another blow today, after the Premier decided not to sign up for WA. During Monday afternoon, Colin Barnett has came out to express his views towards the Federal Government’s education reform. Mr Barnett believes the reform is not being fair to Western Australia and will drag down the…

Barnett concerned as Asylum Seekers reached Geraldton

A boat carrying 66 Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka approached Geraldton Harbour on Tuesday, drawing attention to Australia’s boarder security. “It was an unprecedented breach of boarder security of Australia …” Mr Barnett said. Single men were transferred to the Northam Detention Centre, while others are taken to Christmas Island. The Premier is concerned that…

WA Labor reshuffled shadow ministry

WA Labor opposition has unveiled his new shadow ministry team after the caucus meeting on Tuesday. There will be 5 new members joining the shadow cabinet, including David Templeman, Peter Watson, Dave Kelly, Rita Saffioti and Chris Tallentire. Other remaining shadow ministry members have gain different portfolios, while Mr McGowan said it’s not unusual for…

ABC launches ‘Vote Compass’

The ABC has launched an application to engage Australian voters about the Federal Election this September. The public broadcaster is the first traditional media to use the tool developed in Canada and was used by media corporations in their country during their election period. The applications will provide a unique platform for voters to voice…

Charisma needed to heal the wound

Lets cut to the chase here – Federal Labor is bleeding. In the lead up to the 2010 election, the supposed ‘knifing’ of Kevin Rudd was brought into the fore as an attempt to keep voters onside with the labor party. Now the labor party is faced with an even bigger issue – spreading dissatisfaction…

Federal Election Date Set

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has made a surprise announcement that the federal election will be held on the 14, September. The announcement was made during Ms Gillard’s speech at the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra. “So I today announce that later this year, I will advise the Governor-General to dissolve the House of Representatives…