States, Territories Join With Federal Government in Population Policy Overhaul

Australian States and Territories have agreed to develop a population plan with the Federal Government in an effort to address boost the population in smaller areas, overcrowding while directing migration to areas needing workers. Scott Morrison had made migration and the nation’s population the main agenda of his first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting…

Federal Government Improves Firefighting With $26 million Boost

Australia’s firefighting systems will be overhauled to better equip firefighters to face dangerous and unpredictable fires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the plan on Wednesday to inject $26 million in a funding boost to improve current firefighting measures across the country. The improvements will include $5.85 million to update of the ageing national fire danger…

School Children protest against Federal Climate Change inaction

School children around the country boycotted a school day to protest outside city Parliaments, demanding the Government takes much needed action against climate change, with a promising commitment to renewable energy. Hundreds of school kids gathered in front of parliament chanting and waving politically charged signs, and speaking up for future generations. 12-year-old speaker, Bella…

Mark Latham Joins One Nation as NSW State Leader

Picture Courtesy: Mark Latham Outsiders Facebook Page Mark Latham has returned to politics, joining the One Nation party to run for NSW’s Parliament. The former Labor leader revealed his candidacy for the march poll on Wednesday, stating that the stakes were too high for him to sit on the sidelines and wanted to put his…

Australia Ratifies Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Australia has officially joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), becoming the sixth country to ratify the agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Wednesday that Australia ratify the deal, that will give Australian farmers and businesses access to almost 11 other countries in the trade deal. “(This) is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade…

PM Rebuffs Introduction of Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Scott Morrison has rejected introducing an indigenous voice to parliament, claiming it would only a “third chamber” of power. The prime minister said in an interview on ABC radio that including an additional indigenous voice to parliament would not be possible and be too many. “I don’t support a third chamber,” he said. “People can…

Catholic and Independent Schools Boosted with $4.6 billion Funding Deal

Scott Morrison has pledged to fix the way Catholic and independent schools are funded, with a $4.5 billion deal for the two sectors that opposed the Federal Government’s 2017 schools funding changes. The prime minister and education minister Dan Tehan made the announcement on Thursday, with the Federal Government moving away from a funding model…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: How Liberals Can Unite & Appeal To Young Voters

Analysis by: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University. As young voters increasingly turn their backs on party politics and look for other ways to participate in political life, senior members of the Liberal Party are more interested in settling personal scores and refusing to compromise. Older voters are…