Labor promises new library for Harrisdale

The Federal Opposition has made reading and learning a priority in WA with promise to building a new library in Harrisdale if it is elected at the federal election. Labor will provide $2.5 million for the library near the new Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre that will be operational by 2021, that will accommodate a wide…

How did Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech appeal to young voters?

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget. Fairer tax cuts and support for young people are amongst the commitments promised to be delivered if elected next month. Shorten announced bigger tax refunds for 3.6 million Australians, and a committed one billion dollars, for low income earners. “6.4…

Bill Shorten promised bigger tax cuts in budget reply speech

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget, and promised to deliver better commitments if elected next month. Mr Shorten said the same promises were made and broken, six years running, and still delivered the same Liberal budget… “The same void where an energy policy should be, the…

  What does the budget mean for young Oz’s?

By Vesh Arumugam It is safe to say that some things most affect the young Australians. Wage growth, housing prices and mental health could be some on the tip. In today’s Federal Budget, these things were covered and let’s see what they mean to the young Australians. Firstly, wage growth. Government forecasts colossal wage growth…

Federal Budget 2019-20 Forecasts Big Surplus Before Election Campaign

By Vesh Arumugam The ruling government has announced its federal budget for 2019-20 in its pre-election stint before major campaigns start tomorrow leading up to the Federal Election in May this year. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2019 budget earlier today at the Parliament in Canberra. The eyeballing moment of the budget that hit most…

Prime Minister Boosts WA Road and Rail With $1.6b Investment

Scott Morrison will inject new funding into WA’s infrustructure, devoting $1.6 billion for road and rail projects as he attempts to boost voter support from the state. Mr Morrison announced the funding boost today to address concerns about congestion, after arriving in Perth for a fundraiser on Wednesday night. The PM revealed a number of…

OPINION: Thanks For Coming Scott!

Commentary By Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies At Murdoch University. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was in WA late last week trying to shore up support for the Coalition ahead of this year’s federal election. He has a very tough job when it comes to persuading voters to give his…

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…