Dutton Fights Eligibility Doubts Ahead of Potential Leadership Challenge                                                              

Peter Dutton will find out whether he will be able to sit in Parliament on Friday morning, as fresh doubts emerge over his eligibility casts potential damage on his chances to initiate a fresh challenge to the Liberal Party leadership. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday he would be calling a party room meeting…

Dutton Refuses to Rule Out Second Challenge as Turnbull Reaffirms Party Support

Malcolm Turnbull could be bracing for a potential second leadership challenge, with Peter Dutton declaring he would challenge for the Prime Ministership again. The fallout is continuing following Tuesday’s leadership spill, with Mr Dutton refusing to rule out another leadership attempt, amid cabinet resignations and claims he could be challenged. Mr Dutton’s supporters are confident…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Rises to Worst Level in 16 Years: Opposition

Western Australia’s unemployment has risen higher in March, with new figures revealing the state has reached its highest seasonally adjusted unemployment level in 16 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show WA’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent for the month, with more Western Australians looking for work in March…

WA Liberals Endorse David Honey For Cottesloe Seat

The Liberal Party has endorsed former WA Liberal president David Honey as its candidate for the Cottesloe by-election. Dr Honey won the support at a pre-selection meeting overnight, beating BHP lawyer Emma Roberts and four other candidates for the election, triggered by the retirement of former premier Colin Barnett. “The people of Cottesloe, the electors…

One Nation Claims Jobs & Investment Still At Risk Under New Gold Tax

The Western Australian state leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has claimed new changes to the McGowan government’s gold tax plan are not “big enough or good enough” after a relaunch of the controversial State Budget measure. Colin Tincknell said despite the introduction of the new measures under the new gold tax plan this…

Finance Experts Say Company Tax Cuts Unlikely to Increase Economic Growth

Finance experts have said cutting corporate tax further won’t accelerate Australia’s economic growth despite Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison declaring it “urgent.” In September, US President Donald Trump suggested similar cuts. A landmark Productivity Commission report was released on Tuesday. This is the first of a series of five-year reviews. During his speech, Mr Morrison said…

Marriage Equality: Postal Vote “An Absolute Waste of Money”

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced a non-binding and non-compulsory postal vote on marriage equality would take the place of the plebiscite, which was rejected by the Senate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is set to conduct the survey, despite the disaster of last year’s census, so the Government can avoid electoral law. The ballot…