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…

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…