Intellegence Accuse Manus Island Residents Engaging In Drug and Sex Offences

The Refugee Rights Action Network has rejected allegations of drug and sex offences within the recently-closed Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island. Intelligence advice described residents allegedly engaging in shocking behaviour such as drug dealing, and sexual activities with underage girls. “I think this is another deflection by the minister Peter Dutton to deflect from…

New Zealand First holds balance of power after indecisive election

The final votes from the New Zealand election have been counted, with the ruling National Party winning 44.4% of the votes and the opposition Labour Party won 36.9%. This leaves the National Party with 56 seats and Labour with 46, both short of the 61 seats needed to govern outright in the 120 seat parliament.…

WA Government to Heritage List All Victoria Cross War Graves

The Western Australian Government will heritage list all the war graves of Victoria Cross recipients by ANZAC Day in 2018, marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI. Listing the graves will honour the commitment made by Premier Mark McGowan while he was in opposition. Part of the process will include identifying the graves…

EXCLUSIVE: Do Younger Generations Understand ANZAC?

At dawn ceremonies we hear the bugle play, we see returning service men and women pay tribute to their fellow soldiers. We take a moment to thank those who’ve given their lives to give us freedom, and we think about the future of the lucky country. The 25th of April can mean a lot of…

Australians Honour Diggers on Anzac Day

Thousands of people have gathered in Kings Park for Anzac Day’s dawn service, paying tribute to past and present soldiers for their service and sacrifice in war. An estimated 40,000 people were in attendance at the park’s State War Memorial, to remember those who lost their lives in battle. Darkness covered the park as crowds…

Two Years On: The Day That Changed New Zealand

It was the earthquake that brought a nation to it’s knees. Prime Minister John Key has declared it as New Zealand’s darkest day, and this Friday marks the second anniversary of that fatal earthquake. At 12.51pm (local time), a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand killing 185 people and injuring dozens of others.…