Both the Labor and Liberal parties have lost candidates over offensive social media posts and remarks over the past week. Now it’s the Greens turn — with the resignation of federal election candidate Jay Dessi.
That works out to almost one million additional migrants every four years. And with the majority of new arrivals still heading for Sydney and Melbourne, Victoria is feeling the pain. Not just in congested roads and public transport. But in its overstretched school system.
Easter is freshly behind us. And children’s Easter baskets around Australia are brimming with chocolates and other sweet treats. As they should be. But don’t expect to find those lollies advertised by Queensland’s nanny state government.
Newly minted Senator Duncan Spender, the chief of staff to former senator David Leyonhjelm, is taking over his boss’s job in Canberra. For a man devoted to cutting taxes and slashing government spending, the new senator is admittedly ironically named.
Australia’s ecowarriors love to tell you how to live your life. The list of dos and don’ts is extensive. Until recently, though, your pets have escaped the notice of the self-appointed environmental police.
The nanny state led campaign against the so-called ‘offensive vehicles’ — spearheaded by the easily offended — has now gone federal. Meaning the company, still widely in demand by younger international travellers, may have to tone down their confrontational slogans.
According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the difference in economic policies between the two major parties in federal parliament are wider than they’ve been in four decades.
You’re probably familiar with the wildly painted Wicked Campers. In today’s thin-skinned environment, the sometimes sexual messages have proven too much for Victoria’s pollies, who aim to protect their delicate citizens at all costs.
According to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, coal export values should reach $67 billion in total in 2018–19. But that vast amount of wealth is at risk from climate warriors, intent on putting an end to Australia’s coal industry.
With the final report of the Banking Royal Commission handed down, now is a good time to reflect on its consequences. But one of the casualties of the commission’s report appears to be the concept of personal responsibility.
Brussels is still standing firm in its opposition to reopen negotiations to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, despite senior Tories beginning to discuss alternatives to the Irish backstop.
As of 31 March, restrictions on when and the amount of takeaway alcohol that can be sold, will come into effect in WA’s Pilbara communities.
Proposals to extend the business-destroying lockout laws to all major cities across NSW, bring forward the late-night and last-drinks curfew, and ban online food delivery services from selling and delivering alcohol
Last week we wrote about Western Australia’s Labor government plan to take a 17.3% slice of the local crayfish industry. That’s Australia’s most valuable fishery, by the way.
Many local fishers expressed outrage towards the plan, pointing out they were never consulted.
If you haven’t decided who you’ll cast your vote for in the upcoming Federal election, there’s still time.
Most likely, Australians won’t go to the polls until either 11 May or 18 May
The politically correct brigade is once again gearing up to tar the national holiday with derogatory slogans like ‘invasion day’, and enlisting the support of a few vocal far-left local councils who have refused to hold citizenship ceremonies on the date.
Leyonhjelm plans to leave federal politics by the start of March and will contest for a seat in NSW parliament at their state election on 23 March.
The government wants to manipulate your dietary choices with a big stick tax approach. And like some horror movie character that never quite dies, the sugar tax is back…again.
Victoria became the first state — and the first place in the world — to pass mandatory helmet laws in July 1990. And the debate re-emerged in Victoria last week as to whether or not Australia should bin the absurd law…
The following descriptions will be both troubling and confronting… Tuesday, 18 March 2018. Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, around 4:20am. Seven teenagers demand money from an innocent bystander walking home from work.
Judging by some of the outcry led by Gun Control Australia, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Tasmanian government had proposed allowing residents free access to machineguns. The reality is quite different.
Pollies in both major parties support the exorbitant excise taxes, but Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has taken the government to task for its irrational and damaging sin taxes on tobacco.
It’s not hard to spot a trend emerging in how Australia deals with disciplining its citizens. Once people start acting irresponsibly, their responsibilities are taken from them.
In yet another sign that governments are unable to learn from or admit their mistakes, Canberra is ready to double down on a policy that’s already fuelling a billion dollar black market.
Most people don’t like the thought of their private messages being reviewed. But the Federal Government believes that there is a desperate need for them to be able to do so.
Now there’s no guarantee that having a taser or mace in your handbag will ensure your safety. But ask yourself this. If you were being stalked by a murdering rapist, wouldn’t you want every tool available to protect yourself?
Before you start believing our pollies and the mainstream media, have a look at the facts and figures to see if what they are telling you is the truth. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
2018 was less than a day old when the nanny staters lobbed their first salvo. The nanny staters decided to kick off the New Year with a fresh stab.
Tougher restrictions to the Interactive Gambling Act were passed in August, prohibiting outright online betting once a sporting event has begun.
Thanks to Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest for putting his full weight behind the nanny state. But increasing prohibition-like tactics on tobacco is not the answer. It may, in fact, lead some younger people to view smoking as ‘cool’ again. Because, after all, it’s illegal!