“Electoral Backlash” For “No” Vote Politicians A Possibility in SSM Debate

A Western Australian politics lecturer believes politicians voting against changes to the legislation to include same sex marriage could face repercussions, following the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote in the plebiscite. Murdoch University lecturer Ian Cook said there were going to be “plenty of representatives going against their electorate’s wishes”, and it was a question of whether…

Cash Staffer Resigns After Informing Media About AWU Raids

A member of Michaelia Cash’s office has resigned after knowing about federal police raids on Australian Workers Union (AWU) offices despite the minister’s claims she had no knowledge of it. The employment minister told a Senate Estimates committee on Wednesday her senior media advisor had quit after confessing she tipped off journalists about impending raids…

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 “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…