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…

Morrison Introduces Migration Cap in Population Policy Launch

The Federal Government will slash Australia’s migration intake over the next four years as part of a policy to manage the nation’s population. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will unveil the policy on Wednesday that will include a permanent migration intake and new regional visas for skilled workers. Under the plan, permanent migration will be capped…

Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

PM Declines McGowan’s Federal Budget Cash Calls For Road and Rail

Mark McGowan has urged the federal government to continue to commit cash to WA in the federal budget, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dashed the premier’s hopes for more funding for road and rail projects. Mr McGowan said during the week the federal government cannot forget about WA during Mr Morrison’s visit to the state,…

OPINION: Thanks For Coming Scott!

Commentary By Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies At Murdoch University. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was in WA late last week trying to shore up support for the Coalition ahead of this year’s federal election. He has a very tough job when it comes to persuading voters to give his…

Ita Buttrose Announced as New Chair of the ABC

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Ita Buttrose as the new chair of the ABC. Mr Morrison formally made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday after revelations earlier in the week that the federal government had approved her appointment. “Australians trust Ita,” Mr Morrison said. “I trust Ita and that’s why I have…

Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

Refugee Advocates Reject New Threat of People Smugglers Following Medevac Laws

Asylum seeker advocates have criticised Scott Morrison’s border security measures following new laws passed to evacuate critically ill asylum seekers from offshore detention to Australia, claiming it would not restart the people smuggling trade. The Refugee Rights Action Network claims the prime minister’s decision including re-opening Christmas Island’s detention centre to prevent the threat of…

Morrison Reopens Christmas Island Amid Medevac Legislation Passing Senate

Scott Morrison will step up Australia’s border protection to prevent asylum seekers from getting on boats to the nation, as the Senate backed new laws fast-tracking evacuations for critically ill asylum seekers. The Prime Minister has expressed his concern that the laws will reignite the people-smuggling trade as the laws narrowly passed the Senate 36…