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…

Palaszczuk wins Queensland election as LNP concedes defeat

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Labor win in the Queensland election, after Tim Nicholls, leader of the LNP, conceded defeat. The Labor government, retaining its majority in Queensland’s government with 48 of the 93 seats, is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Ms Palaszczuk announced the victory on Friday night after informing the Governor,…

Government White Paper Warns Climate Change Disaster on Australia’s Doorstep

Australia is facing world disaster from climate change, with the Australian government’s first foreign policy white paper in a decade stating the environmental degradation and the demand for sustainable food sources undermines stability in fragile countries. The new white paper released on Thursday warns of disruptive effects of climate change in Australia’s immediate region, with…

Labor parliamentarians join dual citizenship eligibility questioning

Experts have called out Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to come clean about the Labor Party’s internal issues over dual citizenship. Section 44 of the constitution has caused controversy for many politicians over recent months, with more and more being added to the mix. 3 WA federal parliamentarians; Josh Wilson, Madeleine King and Sue lines, have sparked…

Saudi Crown Prince purges rivals

A number of princes, ministers and top businessmen in Saudi Arabia are being arrested and charged with corruption, having their assets seized and their planes grounded. It’s reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated the move, which serves the dual purpose of eliminating his rivals and opposition, as well as removing some of the…

Nick Xenephon Shocks Nation By Quitting Parliament

Today, Federal Senator Nick Xenephon shocked Australia when he announced he was resigning from Parliament to contest a seat in the upcoming South Australian election. This announcement comes after he referred his election to the High Court, after realizing he holds a form of British Citizenship. He will run for the state seat of Hartley…

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…

Multicultural Leaders Slammed Citizenship Reform As “Un-Australian”

New citizenship legislation requires permanent residents to wait four years and pass a university level english test, before applying to become a citizen. Tony Burke, Labor MP, says the english competency test is something not even Australians could pass. “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…

Steve Bannon out of white house

Steve Bannon was fired from his role as chief strategist by President Donald Trump on Friday, after a controversial run as part of the Trump administration. White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, released a statement confirming the firing, after rumours that Mr Bannon would be fired soon had already started spreading. “White House Chief…

Xenophon confirmed as “colonial pom”

   South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has received confirmation from the UK Home Office that he is a British citizen. Mr Xenophon received citizenship through his father, Theodoros Xenophou, who is from Cyprus which was a British colony until 1960. Mr Xenophou retained his British citizenship, which passed through to his son, making Mr Xenophon…