News Category: National

Scott Morrison wins votes

Morrison’s Victory and What the Nation Has Agreed To


Last week, he was our unelected PM. Indeed, the ex-immigration minister had presented himself as the “accidental” head of state following last August’s Liberal leadership spill. But, on Saturday, the nation spoke, and choose Scott Morrison as our duly elected 30th prime minister. The reigning PM credited his win to the “quiet Australians”, which the …
Daily Telegraph

Murdoch’s Politicking Is Business as Usual. But Is His Influence Waning?


There’s been talk of News Corp ramping up its anti-Labor coverage over the last six months, as if it’s some sort of deviation from the norm. However, what’s closer to the truth is, the Murdoch press has been sticking to its regular form, as it’s intensified its support of its beleaguered political ally. The real …
Pirate Party’s Sara Joyce

Protecting Civil and Digital Liberties: An Interview With the Pirate Party’s Sara Joyce


Australia is the only democratic country in the world not to have a national bill of rights. This effectively means that citizens’ human rights and civil liberties aren’t protected under the nation’s laws. The Australian Constitution provides a couple of safeguards. Section 41 ensures that citizens have the right to vote. Section 51 maintains that …
Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison

Eroding Our Civil Liberties Is a Bipartisan Move


Australians are heading to the polling booths this Saturday. And with the Coalition racking up its 54th consecutive Newspoll loss earlier this month, as well as a number of key Liberal ministers who’ve been jumping ship like rats, it seems we might have a new government quite soon. And as the remaining Coalition MPs make …

Banker Sent to Prison for Fraud


The former banker who defrauded the NAB for $640,000 over a period of four years by exploiting its ‘introducer’ scheme has been sentenced to eight months behind bars. In 2015 Andrew Matthews was celebrated by the bank for his work ethic, winning the National Australia Bank’s internal award for the best mobile banker of the …
Free DT Zellanach

Free DT Zellanach: Government Attempts to Silence First Nations Protesters


Spiritual leader and one of the most vocal activists at the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy, DT Zellanach is currently being detained by Victorian authorities on remand over some ridiculously minor offences. Zellanach’s charged with driving on an expired licence and verbally disrespecting a police officer. For these summary offences, he was denied bail and …
Prime Minister Scott Morrison

A PM’s Faith Shouldn’t Be Steering a Secular Nation


“Australia is not a secular country. It is a free country,” proclaimed our current prime minister Scott Morrison during his maiden speech in federal parliament on 14 February 2008. “This is a nation where you have the freedom to follow any belief system you choose.” Morrison was right in that Australians do have “freedom to …
First Nations Youth Suicide: Our Nation’s Shame

First Nations Youth Suicide: Our Nation’s Shame


This year has seen the First Nations suicide crisis in this country not only continue its dramatic escalation, but the lack of adequate response only worsens as the rates rise, and it also remains relatively unacknowledged. Over the first third of the year, 56 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have taken their own lives. …
Australian Parliament members

Don’t Believe Their Hype: The Coalition Has Blown Out the Economy


On 11 April, day one of the 2019 election campaign, a delusional Scott Morrison announced to the Australian public that a key reason it should consider re-electing the Coalition into government on 18 May is its economic management credentials. Indeed, as he held a lump of coal in one hand, and raised the other towards …
Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Applications Open for Sydney Criminal Lawyers Criminal Law Scholarship


If you’re an aspiring criminal lawyer, there is a new scholarship available to assist your transition from university to a career. Sydney Criminal Lawyers, has established a scholarship to encourage aspiring criminal lawyers in New South Wales and the ACT. The scholarship, valued at $5,000 is aimed at supporting penultimate and final year law students …