Religious freedom or discrimination?

PM shelves discrimination inquiry

April 13, 2020

The Federal Government has shelved an inquiry which would have provided laws to protect LGBTIQ+ students and teachers from being expelled or fired on the grounds of religious beliefs. The inquiry was...

Government linking our data

Government linking our data

October 22, 2017

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted last week about the data linkage capabilities of the state, and the potential to create detailed...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

September 11, 2017

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government...

Girl Guides WA annual awards

A gift to Girl Guides

August 21, 2017

Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow...

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Bright skies for local apprentices

August 14, 2017

WA Premier Mark McGowan has promised to boost the number of student trainees and apprenticeships in WA this year, the question is, has he fulfilled this promise? Minister for Education and Training,...

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Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

May 9, 2017

Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and...

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat 'gay panic' defence

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat ‘gay panic’ defence

May 19, 2016

In an unlikely partnership, comedian Tom Ballard and Catholic Bishop in Queensland Paul Kelly have taken to the International Day Against Homophobia, teaming up to end the use of the so-called "gay panic"...

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

April 25, 2016

July the 2nd looms as the date Australia heads once again to the polls, after the Senate refused to pass the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill for a second time, providing the Federal...

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Call for more police on country roads this Easter

March 23, 2016

Shadow Police Minister Michelle Roberts has called on the government and police commissioner to dramatically increase marked police cars on the road over the coming Easter long weekend. "On the last...

Political Poker played in the Senate

Political Poker played in the Senate

March 23, 2016

Australian politics has become a game of poker after Malcolm Turnbull announced a double dissolution if the ABCC bill is not passed, forcing a possible early election. Mr Turnbull called the Senate’s...

Talking Politics: What do you know?

Talking Politics: What do you know?

March 23, 2016

We are off to an election, over the complex issue of the ABCC (that's the Australian Building and Construction Commission) and the threat of a double dissolution — but do voters know what the issues ...

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