Hanson’s motion — supported by 28 out of the 59 government senators — failed by a narrow margin. It’s since proven an ugly embarrassment for the Liberals. Crumpling to far-left calls of racism, the majority of senators later backtracked and claimed to have been duped into casting the wrong vote.
It’s common to hear companies vilified for accepting tobacco money. Most non-profits and political parties alike, shun the donations. Activists say the money is ‘tainted’ by tobacco.
If you can stomach watching the ABC’s Q&A, which frequently descends into a self-congratulatory left-wing lovefest, you will occasionally hear a voice of common sense. This week’s voice of common sense was Liberal Senator James Patterson, who put holes in his opponent’s arguments throughout the debate.
Firmer laws for parties and other entities collecting foreign political donations are not too far away after Labour has agreed to most of the Coalition’s findings in a new report.
Whatever we’re going to do, we have to do it fast. A major climate report calling for a ban on all coal-generated electricity by 2050 was released earlier this month. But, would an end to coal energy be enough?
It’s not often we see agreement on both sides of the political stage. But yesterday, Bill Shorten announced that Labor would support the Coalition’s plan to fast-track tax relief.
Yes, that’s right, our former PM’s son, Alex Turnbull, has made it loud and clear that he shows no support to the Liberal party. Since his father’s removal, young Turnbull is adamant that Liberals have been taken over by a bunch of ‘extremists’.
Gay students hoping to attend their local taxpayer funded religious school, on the other hand, can take a hike. So too can gay teachers, looking for a job doing what they love…teaching kids to read or do their maths.
Melbourne has hit a record high of 4.8 million citizens — accounting for 19.05% of Australia’s population, and is set to hit 5 million by the end of this year. And Sydney is just as concerning — set to hit 5.64 million by the end of 2018.
Political correctness is one of those things that can be, and often is, taken way out of hand. In January this year, we saw a national debate over the term ‘white privilege’ erupt…
Saying no to the Paris agreement is not about climate change denial, it’s not even about saying no to reducing emissions, it’s about ensuring Australia’s economic health.
The mainstream media will tell you implementing this quota will stop discrimination, and give women more a voice in parliament. And while this might be true, it’s not guaranteed. The problem is what happens when the best person doesn’t get the job?
Slippery slope arguments are among the worst mistakes to make in debating. Well, it seems that this time the slope just became a lot more slippery.
At its core, the new bill will mandate that phone companies and tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook install spyware on mobile phones that they communicate with.
Valid points made by a valid politician. And it seemed, for just a brief moment, that the Australia Day debate would finally be over, shutting up the left wing troublemakers once and for all.
The ABC is a mess. Again. News broke on Tuesday that the ABC had sacked Managing Director Michelle Guthrie two years into the job. Days later, the media is once again in a frenzy.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says Australians will see a change of government at the next election. He added that it’s time to turf the ‘disgraceful and undeserving’ coalition out of office.
Hats off to Morrison, who is committed to taking a responsible approach in fixing the issue, displaying qualities of a leader the country has been begging for over the past year. Alright, now to the bad news…
This week it was revealed that the wage bill for Victorian public servants will blow out by more than $2.5 billion. This is a more than 11% increase. The Australian Tribune doubts that they will be delivering 11% more services.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $4.5 billion grant for the Catholic and Independent school sectors on Thursday. But not everyone is pleased with Morrison’s new announcement…
Federalism is the idea that the federal government should share its duties for governing with the states. Currently, it is the layer cake of Canberra bureaucrats who determine winners and losers at the state and local level.
Yesterday, the annual report of the Department of Premier and Cabinet revealed that for the 12 months ending 30 June, the state government spent $13.22 million on marketing and promotion.
Bill Shorten has recently announced a raft of measures to change Super and close the gender pay gap. These quotas are really just a convenient way of avoiding deeper questions…
Fresh debate has been sparked over the Paris Climate Agreement in Australia. Due to the target, energy prices have risen quickly in the past few years, bleeding household wallets dry.
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.
‘The Liberal Democrats have always argued that the government has no business telling people who they can or can’t marry, so we strongly supported legalisation of same-sex marriage,’ Senator Leyonhjelm said.
For all the controversy over whether the event is, or should remain off the record, the most news worthy thing published in the mainstream media was the off-the-cuff heckling that surrounded the charity event.
Yet in Canberra, every Senate sitting kicks off with a reading of the Lord’s Prayer. It’s been this way since 1903, following a petition by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales.
Peter Dutton is already facing heat over his intervention in two visa cases, and now it seems that Labor is looking to restart the discussions over Dutton’s eligibility to remain in parliament.
For practically all of Spring last year, our Parliament was busy adhering to section 44(i) of the Australian Constitution, where parliamentarians couldn’t hold any allegiance to a foreign power…which includes citizenship.