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 “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…

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…

Xenophon Engulfed In Dual Citizenship Saga

By Jacinta Payne Scott Ludlam started a domino effect in early July when he resigned from parliament following the revelation that he was a dual citizen to New Zealand. Nick Xenophon makes the seventh Australian Federal politician to be potentially impacted by a dual citizenship issue. Dr Ian Cook, senior politics lecturer at Murdoch University,…

US Senator John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

US Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer after a tumour was found during a surgery to remove a blood clot. The tumour, known as a glioblastoma, was found to be associated with the blood clot above his left eye following tissue pathology. Mr McCain’s office released a statement thanking people for their…

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…

Reports Jared Kushner Allegedly Sought Secret Communication with Russia

Jared Kushner, son in law and part of the inner circle of U.S. President Donald Trump, allegedly sought to create a ‘secret communications channel’ with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post cites unidentified U.S. officials, who were briefed in intelligence reports about the alleged meeting between Mr Kushner and…

Chris Back’s View On Clive Palmer

CLICK on the player above to watch the interview on the “Evening News”. Interview Transcript It seems that some Australians were relieved that the Carbon Tax was finally axed. But, in the past two weeks it has been suggested that Clive Palmer is the power broker rather than the Coalition. I was joined by Liberal…

WA Senate Race Live Blog

This is the live blog update page for the WA Senate Election, it’s managed by reporter Ivan Leung, Josef Barker and Kate Nuttall. 9:54pm: Antony Green predicts a similar election result of the Senate, compared to the 2013 Senate election. 9:35pm: Michaelia Cash hopes Mr Abbott will be able to get the key elections through.…

WA decides their Senators

West Australians have returned for a second time to recast their votes for our new senate. The morning started with Dio Wang, representative for the Palmer United Party, casting his vote at Landsdale Primary School. Pledging his promise to increase WA’s GST and scrapping the mining and carbon taxes, as well as promising to put…

Labor Urged Voters To Punish Mr Abbott

Federal and State Labor together continued the WA Senate election campaign in Perth this morning. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan both attended and addressed Labor supporters in the rally. In a speech, Bill Shorten urged voters to cast their ballot to reinstate their stance against the Abbott Government’s plan to…