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Is James Mathison taking on Tony Abbott?

Is James Mathison taking on Tony Abbott?




Television personality James Mathison looks ready to make a run for federal politics. Mathison has indicated that he’ll run as an independent for the seat of Warringah, hoping to knock out former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Mathison told MTV that he’s entering the race to rock the boat arguing that the longstanding Liberal member is […]

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Dumped Liberal candidate Sherry Sufi isn’t going quietly

Dumped Liberal candidate Sherry Sufi isn’t going quietly




Sherry Sufi, the Liberal candidate who was dumped as the party’s candidate for the division of Fremantle at the upcoming federal election is not happy that “cowards” highlighted his past comments on marriage equality and indigenous recognition. The 33 year old former Liberal party staffer stood down as a candidate after news of a controversial […]

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Sherry Sufi quits as Liberal candidate for Fremantle

Sherry Sufi quits as Liberal candidate for Fremantle




  Sherry Sufi, Liberal candidate for the division of Fremantle, has announced he’s quitting. At the start of the week the head of the WA Liberals policy making group was snubbed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The PM made a major announcement in Fremantle but the local candidate was nowhere to be seen after his […]

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Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma




Liberal Senator Dean Smith spoke at Perth’s annual candlelight vigil to remember those people who lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS. Senator Smith said the event was a time to remember and celebrate those we had loved and lost,¬†and those who live with the virus. “For all the progress that has been made in Australia […]

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Richard Di Natale: The Greens are a serious political force




The Greens senators made themselves available to prospective voters this week by setting up pop-up offices in Forrest Place. Leader Dr Richard Di Natale was joined by senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlum, and the party’s candidates for the upcoming federal election. Shopper and office workers on their lunch break had the opportunity to sit […]

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Dumped Liberal Dr Dennis Jensen to run as independent

Dumped Liberal Dr Dennis Jensen to run as independent




Dumped Liberal MP Dr Dennis Jensen has announced he will contest his federal seat as an independent. Last month the three-term MP was dumped by the Liberal party in a pre-selection battle that saw former state party Director Ben Morton take his place. Yesterday the politician announced he would stand against Morton as an independent. […]

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Budget includes $160 million for mariage plebiscite

Budget includes $160 million for mariage plebiscite




This week’s federal budget includes $160 million to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. The additional poll would be held within the next twelve months. The Australian Electoral Commission had previously indicated the cost of the stand alone vote would be $158 million dollars. Senator Robert Simms from The Greens has described the Coalitions decision […]

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Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts




A Western Australian organisation have condemned the Federal Government for cutting millions from the anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition after pressure from conservative MPs. Save Safe Schools WA oppose the Turnbull Government’s decision to pull integral components from the program, and the announcement that Safe Schools funding will be cut from 2017. A review of the […]

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Greens to PM: Scott Morrison should not attend ACL conference

Greens to PM: Scott Morrison should not attend ACL conference




Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms is calling on the Prime Minister to instruct Treasurer Scott Morrison¬†not to attend the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference. Morrison is due to speak at the ACL’s national conference this weekend, alongside Dr Jeffery J Ventrella of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group who campaign against the decriminalisation of […]

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Rob Johnson quits the Liberals, might run as an independent in 2017

Rob Johnson quits the Liberals, might run as an independent in 2017




Liberal MP Rob Johnson has announced he’s quitting the party and going to serve out his term on the cross benches. The Hillarys MP said he had lost faith in the government and his own leader Premier Colin Barnett. In a statement about his resignation Johnson said he had serious concerns about the Western Australian […]

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