Expert: Climate change debate is a struggle for young people

Last week in the Senate, the Green’s motion to condemn the WA Government to allow fracking in our state was voted down, with the Coalition, ALP and One Nation all supporting fracking. Greens Senator, Jordon Steele John, said this toxic industry has no social license in WA and will only line the pockets of major…

Former State MP Barry Urban To Fight Charges

Barry Urban has revealed that he will be fighting charges against him after pleading not guilty to 12 counts of fraud in Perth Magistrates Court. Defence lawyer Mark Andrews formally entered Mr Urban’s not guilty pleas in court on Wednesday, while extending bail for the disgraced former Labor MP. Mr Urban faces a range of…

Bishop Condemns Parliamentary Colleagues For “Appalling” Behaviour

Julie Bishop has slammed “appalling behaviour” in federal parliament in the lead up to the leadership spill, claiming bullying behaviour she witnessed in Canberra was unacceptable. Speaking at the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future awards in Sydney on Wednesday night, the former foreign minister said the actions of other MPs were not acceptable…

Anning’s speech: underlying ideas, contrasting opinions, and future prospects

Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial maiden speech in Parliament has exploded into a massive divisive issue, particularly on social media, definitely this week’s hot topic. Political experts and local councillors are writing off his speech as a publicity stunt, but any press is good press… Many politicians have condemned Anning for his maiden speech, using an…

Bill Shorten’s GST Push For WA During Labour Day Rally

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten arrived in Perth during his Labor Federal Field Campaign, promising a better GST share Western Australia. Mr Shorten was joined by WA Premier Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier Roger Cook participated in the rally at the Joondalup Health Campus this morning. After introducing Labor’s candidate team for the 2019 Federal…

Kristina Keneally to Land Dastyari’s Senate Seat

Former New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally is expected to take resigning Sam Dastyari’s Senate spot in the Federal Upper House. Ms Keneally claimed the job after two main candidates standing for the position with Ms Keneally, Transport Workers’ Union Boss Tony Sheldon and United Voice union official Tara Moriarty chose not to run. It…

Explanation “Not Comprehensive Enough” as Barry Urban Apologises “Unreservedly” Over Past

West Australian MP Barry Urban has faced Parliament to “apologise unreservedly” over discrepancies about his past. The member for Darling Range addressed Parliament for the first time following two weeks of speculation, however both the state government and opposition have criticised the now independent MP over his statement claiming his “explanation was not comprehensive enough.”…

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate

The same-sex marriage bill has passed the senate on Wednesday without any amendments. It secured 43 votes in favour of legalising the bill to 12 votes against and will now be debated by the Lower House when MPs return to Canberra next week. Author of the bill Liberal senator Dean Smith said the bill got…

One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts Was A Dual Citizen

Malcolm Roberts was a dual citizen of both Australia and the UK at his time of nomination, the High Court has found. Justice Patrick Keane criticised the lack of actions Malcolm Roberts had taken to ensure he wasn’t a British citizen, which primarily consisted of an email. Justice Keane said that the email “was not…

RU OK Day Kicks off At Parliament With a Moo

A steer escaped its handlers leading them on a chase through Parliament House grounds during an event to promote RU OK Day. The steer known as Winston and a heifer called Clementine were brought in as part efforts to raise awareness about mental health on behalf of the event. However, matters took an unexpected turn…