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The Abbott Government has finally repealed Labor’s controversial Carbon Tax today.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…

Labor MPs Dissapointed With Off Shore Processing Policies

Federal Labor MP Melissa Parke and Senator Sue Lines spoke out about their disappointment with the Abbott Government’s off shore processing policies. Asylum Seekers who arrived in Australia by boat will be sent to Papua New Guinea, a policy introduced by former PM Kevin Rudd who was determined to break the people smuggler’s business model. Ms…

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…

National Rally Supports Marriage Equality

[youtube id=”efyhDsF1jhA” width=”620″ height=”360″] Evening News Perth – National Rally Supports Marriage Equality (First story in the bulletin). Today Perth joins the rest of Australia by holding their own same sex marriage rally. Approximately 200 people took to the streets of Perth CBD, demanding Prime Minister Tony Abbott drop the high court challenge against the…

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…

Greens Leader on WA’s recount result

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed her enthusiasm for her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, returning as a Greens Senator representing the people of Western Australia after the WA recount. Mrs Milne has expressed gratitude to all the scrutineers, Greens members and supporters all around the country for all of their on going support and…

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…