As it stands, political ads cannot be aired on TV or radio for three days prior to the upcoming federal election. But despite opposition from Labor leader Bill Shorten that ban could soon be scrapped.
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.
David Leyonhjelm, lead candidate for the Liberal Democrats, today announced he will push to abolish gambling taxes if successful in winning the balance of power at the NSW election.
We’re not sure what the Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency was thinking. Or even if they were thinking at all when they ruled that all new emissions-intensive projects should be carbon neutral.
Australians’ current generosity isn’t enough to satisfy the left wing elements driving the Labor party. Despite costings from the Finance Department showing that lifting the annual humanitarian intake to 32,000 would cost an extra $6.2 billion, Labor is standing by its plan.
While some nations are working to reduce carbon emissions, others like India and China could, by some estimates, almost double their current emissions over the next decade. Nowhere has the debate been fiercer than in Australia.
The extremely dry conditions in Victoria have threatened the states availability of clean drinking water and has caused the largest ever order from Victoria’s desalination plant, to be placed by the end of march.
Leyonhjelm, who quit the Senate last week, holds the belief that off-duty police, experienced gun-club members and permit holders should be allowed the option to carry firearms for self-defence. ‘A good guy with a gun can deal with a bad guy with a gun,’ Leyonhjelm told the Australian Associated PresS.
Shorten is calling on the independent Fair Work Commission to reconfigure the minimum wage algorithm.But Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott says the current system for determining the minimum wage is very effective.
Turnbull says that a necessary step in the implementation of 5G is to ban companies who couldn’t meet Australia’s security requirements, AAP reports.
Potentially dangerous asylum seekers may have been hoping the recent changes in medical evacuation laws pushed through by Labor and the Greens would pave the way into Australia for them. But they will find the government has already moved to keep that door closed.
Fresh from the Senate, David Leyonhjelm is running as the Lead Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the Upper House. With him on the Legislative Council ticket is his long-term senior adviser Duncan Spender and freedom-loving Central Coast mother of two Codie Neville.
Christmas Island is officially open to house asylum seekers again. Preparing for his first visit to the detention facility, Prime Minister Scott Morrison reiterated that it is ‘incredibly regrettable’ he had to reopen Christmas Island.
While Labor is promising the Australian public a carbon emission reduction of 50% by 2030, Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor says this could result in an ‘apocalyptic’ Australia.
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 might think that Australia’s miners stand to gain the most from a landmark free trade deal between Australia and Indonesia. Or perhaps the cattle industry.
While both sectors do indeed stand to benefit, it turns out that Aussie universities look to be the biggest winners.
Until 2000, that additional 10% tax (which is far higher on some goods like alcohol and tobacco) didn’t exist. But don’t expect the government to give that money back to consumers to spend or save how they see fit.
PM Scott Morrison’s ‘curious’ decision to not attend the signing of a free trade deal with Indonesia has been questioned by MP Kerryn Phelps. Phelps said the no-show was highly unusual.
Australia is lagging far behind other developed nations when it comes to cannabis legislation. The government still remains steadfastly opposed to legalising recreational use, even as we watch our allies New Zealand and Canada enjoy the economic and social benefits that come with a lack of political interference.
Our friends at the Australian Associated Press are reporting five key issues which are dominating the campaign. Whether the politicians with the best answers will be rewarded by voters remains to be seen.
The Coalition isn’t afraid to be upfront about their plans in reaching emission reduction targets. Even if people don’t like it.
The results show that Australia has dropped out of the top 10 in global rankings — in its loyalty to the rule of law. We now stand in the measly 11th place out of 126 countries in the World Justice Project index.
Media career woman, Ita Buttrose has been announced as the new incoming chair of ABC Media, as previous speculations finally come true. While Ita seems highly qualified for the job, her recruitment was unexpected.
The culinary nightmare that unfolded for a Melbourne man on a Singapore Airlines flight. While eating the rice that came with his meal, he made a sickening discovery. Hidden inside the rice was a human tooth.
The US has lived up to its commitment. The last four refugee children in Nauru have been flown to the US for resettlement. And the Coalition government has now succeeded in seeing all 2000 children that were in detention in 2013 released.
Politicians have not been allowed to spend office budgets communicating with their constituents on local TV ads. A prohibition not placed on internationally based companies like Facebook. But that’s set to change…despite Labor’s objections.
The story was widely available on social media and some international media outlets. But due to a suppression order, Australian media was prevented from reporting on the conviction until the gag order was lifted yesterday.
We’re talking about the massive upgrades now approved by the Morrison government for Snowy 2.0.
New Zealand’s previous government offered to take 150 refugees back in 2013. But since taking office, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued to push for the deal, even as recently as her meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week, AAP reports.
Going by the latest poll results, Prime Minister Scott Morrison may find himself out of the top job as well, after not even 12 months in the position. But this time, it will be the voters giving him the axe, not his colleagues.