Police Given ID Check Powers Under New Airport Security Laws

People acting suspiciously in Australian airports will be required to show identification to police, under new laws under a new airport security crackdown. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton introduced the new ID checking laws into federal Parliament on Wednesday, that would give Australian Federal Police officers the power to require people to leave the airport…

Refugee Activist slams new Leadership

Following last weeks leadership spill, we spoke with Refugee Rights Action Network Spokesperson, Sally Thompson, about what a change in leadership will mean for refugees on Manus and Nauru Island. Despite both Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton being past and present immigration ministers respectively, Ms Thompson believes neither are particularly credible to run the country…

UPDATE: Scott Morrison voted in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

A week filled with political unrest has finally had some progress. The leadership spill ballot was successful earlier this morning, attracting 45 votes to 40. Malcolm Turnbull from that moment was no longer the Prime Minister, however experts have commented the numbers suggest a very significant number of Government politicians still support Malcolm Turnbull, despite…

Dutton Fights Eligibility Doubts Ahead of Potential Leadership Challenge                                                              

Peter Dutton will find out whether he will be able to sit in Parliament on Friday morning, as fresh doubts emerge over his eligibility casts potential damage on his chances to initiate a fresh challenge to the Liberal Party leadership. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday he would be calling a party room meeting…

Dutton Refuses to Rule Out Second Challenge as Turnbull Reaffirms Party Support

Malcolm Turnbull could be bracing for a potential second leadership challenge, with Peter Dutton declaring he would challenge for the Prime Ministership again. The fallout is continuing following Tuesday’s leadership spill, with Mr Dutton refusing to rule out another leadership attempt, amid cabinet resignations and claims he could be challenged. Mr Dutton’s supporters are confident…

Australia Strips Five Islamic State Terrorists of Citizenship

Five Islamic State terrorists living in Australia have been stripped of their citizenship and banned from re-entering the country. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has revealed on Thursday the five dual-nationals including three men and two women will relinquish their citizenship after travelling to the Middle East to join the terror organisation. “These five dual…

Multicultural Groups Slammed Government’s Push On Tougher English Tests

During a recent speech at the Menzies Research Centre, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has stated his argument regarding Australia’s multiculturalism and challenge on integration. Although he agreed that Australia is a successful multicultural nation, he warned that the achievement cannot be taken for granted. His comments have triggered debates as the Federal Government plans to…

Immigrants Failing to Integrate as Federal Government Pushes for Renewal of Citizenship Test

Overseas-born migrants with poor English are risking Australia’s multicultural society the Federal Government warns, as it renews its push for tougher requirements for citizenship. Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has used a speech to the Menzies Research Centre to claim “complacency” could lead to more separated “ethnic separatism” in the country, with migrants failing to integrate…