Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

Pro Roe 8 petition gains momentum with more than 9000 signatures

As momentum continues to build, the latest Roe 8 petition has attracted over 9000 signatures fighting to keep the project alive. The State Government plans to permanently delete the road reserve, but public response has indicated a strong support for the construction of Roe 8. Russel Aubrey, City of Melville Mayor, believes Roe 8 should…

Too little too late? Police Redress Scheme taking applications

Successive governments have attempted to put in place a redress scheme after many years, but Police Minister Michelle Roberts is being commended for announcing the scheme is now taking applications. Former Police Commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan believes they are getting the acknowledgment they deserve, and it will make a difference to their lives. “It should have…

ANALYSIS: Is It Time To For WA Government To Lower Power Bills?

ANALYSIS BY: Elson Goh, Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner. We have all heard the good news that WA may be returning to budget surplus sooner than expected. This news is further enhanced by the announcement that the government will be spending some of the money on keeping power bills low. It has been established…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…

Federal Government Rescued Moora Residential College With $8.7 Million

Moora Residential College is saved following an $8.7 million capital grants from the Federal Government. The announcement has caused a sensational reverse on the McGowan Government’s decision to close down the residential college following the State Budget. The $8.7 million will allocated to refurbish the residential college, which has been opened in the community since…

Refugee Activist slams new Leadership

Following last weeks leadership spill, we spoke with Refugee Rights Action Network Spokesperson, Sally Thompson, about what a change in leadership will mean for refugees on Manus and Nauru Island. Despite both Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton being past and present immigration ministers respectively, Ms Thompson believes neither are particularly credible to run the country…

Turnbull to Deliver National Apology to Institutional Sexual Abuse Victims

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse in October. The Federal Government made the announcement in Canberra on Wednesday that Mr Turnbull will say sorry on 22 October, revealing its formal reply to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report.…