Category: Politics

Virgin to reconsider policy to give priority seating to Vets

After criticism of the policy being ‘tokenistic’, Virgin Australia has said it will rethink its pledge to give ADF veterans…

Coalition MP Chris Crewther in potential breach of constitution

Shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus is leading calls for the high court to investigate the eligibility of Liberal MP Chris…

Scott Morrison won’t ask Malcolm Turnbull to represent Australia again

Already strained relations between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his predecessor Malcolm Turnbull seem to be getting worse by the…

George Brandis predicts Nauru children will be resettled by end of year

George Brandis, the Former attorney-general, has predicted that by the year’s end there won’t be any more children in the…

Byron Shire Council backs down from Australia Day boycott

The Byron Shire Council has undone on its controversial decision to move its Australia Day citizenship ceremonies off from January…

US political figures receive pipe bomb threats

Explosive devices have been delivered to former US President Barack Obama, 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and CNN, amongst…

Julia Gillard has official portrait unveiled in Parliament

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the first woman to hold the office, has had her official portrait unveiled in Parliament…

Scott Morrison defends decision to send Malcolm Turnbull to Bali conference

The Prime Minister has responded to critics of his decision to choose his recently ousted predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, to represent…

Pressure mounts on Government to resettle Nauru refugee children

Pressure on the Federal Government to resettle children in offshore detention has reached new levels with Labor becoming less oppositional…

Independent Kerryn Phelps claims victory in Wentworth by-election

Independent Kerryn Phelps has officially won the Wentworth by-election, causing the Coalition Government to lose its Lower House majority in…

Irish border creates turmoil in Brexit plans

The border between Northern Ireland (which is a part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland is becoming one…

Environment Minister criticised by Pacific leaders for alleged ‘cash’ remarks

Environment Minister Melissa Price has come under fire from Pacific Leaders for alleged comments made about the region earlier this…

Environment Minister accused of insulting Pacific Island leader at dinner

Environment Minister Melissa Price has had accusations levied against her alleging that she insulted a Pacific Island leader during a…

PM’s Israel comments may jeopardise Indonesia free trade deal

Indonesia may halt the imminent free trade agreement with Australia over Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding Australia’s Israel embassy.…

Outsourced consultancy costs blow out Government spending

Since the 2013 federal election, the Coalition has cut jobs from the public sector amidst concerns it has stripped the…

Scott Morrison open to Israeli embassy move

December 2017 saw US president Donald Trump announce his intentions to move the United States embassy in Israel away from…

PM regrets Coalition support for Hanson’s “OK to be white” motion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said it was “regrettable” that several of his senators supported Pauline Hanson’s “it’s OK to…

Bill Shorten’s claims about aged care cuts found to be misleading

The latest article under the ABC’s RMIT ‘Fact check’ has found that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s claims regarding aged care…

Prime Minister announces $52 million Headspace funding boost

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Government will provide an additional $52 million in funding to the youth mental…

PM set for first major policy win with business tax cuts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received backing from Labor to proceed with plans to accelerate business tax cuts for small…

PM comes down against discrimination against gay students

After initially refusing to address the issue, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised proposals to allow religious schools to turn…

Federal Environment Minister rejects science on need to phase out coal

Melissa Price, the Federal Minister for the Environment, has cast doubt on the advice of the world’s top climate scientists…

Scott Morrison defends Opera House advertising as a “no brainer”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the decision to advertise a horse race on one of Australia’s historic landmarks, saying…

‘Tampon tax’ set to be axed by January

The 10% levy on sanitary products is about to be removed, as Australian treasurers unanimously decided to eliminate it from…

Scott Morrison joins UK in condemning Russian cyber espionage

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined the UK and other nations in condemning Russia over what are described as ‘malicious’…