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…

Hinch in Citizenship Debacle Over US Social Security Card

Derryn Hinch has become the latest politician to be caught up in the citizenship scandal after revealing he has a United States social security card that could disqualify him from the senate. Mr Hinch confirmed on Wednesday night he still holds the social security card making him eligible for benefits from the US government, which…

Xenophon Engulfed In Dual Citizenship Saga

By Jacinta Payne Scott Ludlam started a domino effect in early July when he resigned from parliament following the revelation that he was a dual citizen to New Zealand. Nick Xenophon makes the seventh Australian Federal politician to be potentially impacted by a dual citizenship issue. Dr Ian Cook, senior politics lecturer at Murdoch University,…

Protective Service Officers Graduation from WA Police Academy

A special graduation day for 20 new Protective Service Officers saw family, friends, police and special guests come together to celebrate at the WA Police Academy. The Protective Services Officer role was created specifically to address the heightened security presence in Australia and Internationally. After surviving an intense three month training course, 14 male and…

British Parliament Hit by Cyber Attack

The British parliament has been targeted in a cyber-attack attempting to access MP’s accounts, leaving many locked out. The national cyber security centre and national crime agency are investigating the attack, after reports that passwords to some of the MP’s accounts, including cabinet ministers, were found being sold online. The British parliament has taken precautionary…

“Sea of Hands” Begins Journey Toward Reconciliation Week

A sea of cardboard hands has been planted outside Parliament House, ahead of a week marking Australia’s journey toward Indigenous reconciliation. Parliamentarians and significant Western Australians planted the hands as part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy group ANTaR’s project Kaya in the spirit of reconciliation ahead of Reconciliation Week next week . The…

Perth Mayor Disclosure Saga Prompts Government Calls for Law Change to Sack Councillors

The Western Australian government is considering changing laws to allow it to stand down individual councillors for serious breaches, despite concerns it could be used for politically motivated sackings. Local Government Minister David Templeman said the government is looking to introduce “stand down” provisions in the Local Government Act, following Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s long…

Indigenous Australians protest over injustice

Watching the video version of the story by clicking on the player above! This story was written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A protest has been held outside Parliament by Indigenous Australians who are very disappointed that nothing has been done by the Premier to seek justice for the death of 22 year old Julieka…

Abbott’s New Security Crackdown

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A dramatic strengthening of counter-terrorism measures extending to border control have been unveiled by Tony Abbott. Dual nationals could be stripped of their Australian citizenship under the measures flagged by Mr Abbott. But going even further, sole Australian citizens could have certain citizenship rights – including…

Rudd Quits Public Life

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has retired from politics. During a harrowing and emotional speech Kevin thanked everyone in the House of Representatives, the Labor party and his family for which is the reason he’s retiring. Mr Rudd thanked his family and his community for their continual support over the years, and urged other politicians to be gentle with…