Scott Ludlam Resigns from Parliament over Dual Citizenship Bungle

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has resigned today, after realising he’s ineligible to stand in Parliament. The co-deputy of the Greens discovered he holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia, which makes him ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament under the Australian Constitution. He has been a senator for the past nine…

Trump Calls Comey a Liar, feels ‘vindicated”

U.S. President Donald Trump has called James Comey a liar, commenting on the former FBI Director’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He also claims that it clears his name in regards to colluding with Russia and trying to influence the investigation into Mike Flynn, the Trump administration’s former National Security Advisor. Mr…

Donald Trump Announces US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement

United States President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, claiming the deal is more “about other countries gaining an advantage over the United States.” The US would withdraw from the agreement immediately and would start negotiating a new deal “on terms that are fair to 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…

Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

Fremantle Mayoral Candidate Ra Stewart Focuses on Economic Issues

Upcoming Mayoral candidate for Fremantle Ra Stewart has concerns about the economic and financial state of Fremantle, but has few concrete opinions on other matters.  “I am in the process at the moment of putting together, finding out what are the community’s hot issues and putting together some thoughts on that” Ms Stewart said. “I…

Saffioti Recommits to Not Widening Guildford Road

Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands, Rita Saffioti, has recommitted to WA Labor’s election pledge to not widen Guildford Road. Ms Saffioti has urged the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to submit their formal recommendation as quickly as possible, as required by law, so she can give landowners certainty. “We have made a clear election…

Singaporeans in Perth Paid Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (Story begins at 03:27) After Lee Kuan Yew’s passing last week, Perth Singaporeans have gathered together to pay tribute to Singapore’s founding father. Lee Kuan Yew, who was instrumental in turning Singapore into one of the top economic countries in Asia, has passed away…

The Father Of Singapore Has Passed Away

Lee Kuan Yew, the legendary man who single handedly turned Singapore into one of the top economic countries in Asia, has passed away. He was 91. Mr Lee was admitted to hospital on February 5th this year do to severe pneumonia. His condition remained stable at first, but the situation worsened dramatically this week. Early this morning,…