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Government may stop Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia

Government may stop Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia

The federal government is considering banning Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia, with new Immigration Minister David Coleman reviewing her visa. Manning is scheduled to speak at the Antidote Festival at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday night, following by speaking engagements in Brisbane and Melbourne. Manning, who was an intelligence analyst in the US […]

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Scott Morrison is Australia’s new Prime Minister following leadership war

Scott Morrison is Australia’s new Prime Minister following leadership war

Breaking News Scott Morrison will be sworn in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister after toppling Malcolm Turnbull in a long and drawn out leadership battle. Morrison defeated Peter Dutton who had been driving the push for leadership change. Western Australian Julie Bishop has also stood for leadership but knocked out in the first round of […]

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Malcolm Turnbull hangs on to Prime Minister role despite mass resignations

Malcolm Turnbull hangs on to Prime Minister role despite mass resignations

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hanging on to his job despite mass resignations from his team and has set a Friday high noon deadline for his internal critics to call for a second spill motion. Speaking to reporters in Canberra Turnbull said he awaiting for a letter form his colleagues requesting a second party room […]

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Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells resigns citing the marriage debate

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells resigns citing the marriage debate

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has resigned as the Minister for International Development and the Pacific. Senator Fierravanti-Wells said there were many reasons she was no longer supporting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull including last year’s debate over marriage equality. While the Prime Minister was vocal supporter of allowing same-sex couples to wed, the New South Wales senator was strongly […]

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Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

A British filmmaker who previously work has claimed that there is no connection between HIV and AIDS has been unable to travel to Australia because a visa has not been approved. Joan Shenton was planning on attending a series of screening of her new film Sacrificial Virgins. The film argues that the sexually-transmitted Human papillomavirus (HPV) does […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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Peter Dutton hopes Ruddock Review will bring greater protections

Peter Dutton hopes Ruddock Review will bring greater protections

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has shared his hope that the Ruddock Review into religious freedom in Australia will bring about greater protections for people of faith. The government has received the report, but declared it’ll be weeks before it’s findings are shared with the public. Speaking to Sky News this morning Peter Dutton said […]

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Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton has declared the government’s decision to use a national postal survey was a great success, but also argues it should not be used in the future to decide other issues. Dutton, one of the architects of the ‘postal plebiscite’ has penned an opinion piece for Farifax Media describing […]

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity has taken a nose dive, plunging five percentage points in the latest Newspoll released today. Turnbull’s support as preferred Prime Minister dropped from 41 points, to just 36 points, over the last fortnight. His lowest approval rating since he took office. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten now trails the PM by […]

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Peter Dutton ‘architect of the postal plebiscite’ predicts a Yes win

Peter Dutton ‘architect of the postal plebiscite’ predicts a Yes win

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has reportedly predicted the Equality campaign will be successful and the majority of Australians will have selected ‘yes’ in the postal survey he championed. Dutton, a leading conservative, conceded that the winner of the postal survey would be the ‘Yes’ campaign while speaking at an event in Sydney earlier this evening. […]

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