Federal Labor pledge to work towards WA interest

As WA relished in another Bill Shorten trip to the State with announcements aplenty, will all the election promises be enough to secure the swing votes Labor is expecting? The Opposition’s latest trip to Perth saw the Labor double decker red bus take to the streets, in between multiple announcements of youth job opportunities and…

Brexit stalled by parliamentary vote

By Helene Fung British MPs in the House of Commons had passed a motion to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit deadline from the original 29th of March, 412 votes to 202. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to travel to Brusselsto ask the EU whether they can extend the deadline – at…

Australian arrested in relation to mass shootings at Christchurch

By Helene Fung Fourty-nine people were killed and 48 more were injured in terrorist shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. The mosques are at Deans Avenue in central Christchurch and in the nearby suburb of Linwood respectively. Two improvised explosive devices were found on a vehicle near one of the…

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull formally resigns

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has formally resigned his seat today, after the controversial whirlwind that was the leadership spill last friday. After entering parliament in 2004, Mr Turnbull’s 14 year career as a federal member has been fruitful, delivering on some big things for Australia. His resignation forces a by-election in the NSW seat…

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…

Turnbull to Deliver National Apology to Institutional Sexual Abuse Victims

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse in October. The Federal Government made the announcement in Canberra on Wednesday that Mr Turnbull will say sorry on 22 October, revealing its formal reply to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report.…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

Theresa May outlines transition plan for Brexit

Theresa May has outlined a transition plan that would see the UK continued access to the EU’s single market for two years while negotiations take place during a speech in Florence. The plan would guarantee stability for people and business while the details of the Brexit agreement are being work out, Ms May argues. “The…