Labor MP’s call on party to oppose offshore detention

The Labor caucus will today be asked to oppose the offshore detention of asylum seekers, when the party room meets in Canberra. West Australian MP Melissa Parke and NSW MP

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Peter Dutton defends government action on pregnant asylum seeker

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has defended the government’s decision to send a pregnant Somali woman back to the immigration detention centre on Nauru. The 23-year-old asylum seeker was brought to


Latest poll shows growing support for Turnbull government

Rhe federal government has received another boost in the latest opinion pools, under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Today’s Fairfax-Ipsos poll shows the Coalition’s primary vote has soared


Memorials for Balibo Five journalists on 40th anniversary of deaths

Six Australian journalists murdered by Indonesian troops during the invasion of East Timor are being memorialised today, on the fortieth anniversary of their deaths. The men known as the Balibo

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President Obama halts withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has halted America’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, at least until 2017. The Obama administration had planned to withdraw all US troops, apart from a small


Two men charged in relation to Parramatta shooting

NSW police have charged two men, in relation to the death of New South Wales police employee Curtis Cheng. A 22-year-old man has been charged with supplying the gun in

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New Zealand Flag Debate: Who does a flag represent?

The current New Zealand FlagImage courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Prime Minister John Key’s admiration for the Silver Fern as an ideal symbol of modern New Zealand brings out a stronger question:


Five men charged over gang rape of 16-year-old girl filmed on GoPro

Five people are facing charges of aggravated sexual assault, after police in western Sydney stumbled across footage of a gang rape from a GoPro camera. Four men and a 17-year-old

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12 y.o. on Australia’s “terror radar”

Australia’s Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin has confirmed a 12-year-old boy is on the ‘radar’ of security agencies in relation to suspected terrorist activity. According to the ABC the child


Gina Rinehart wins High Court battle against Rio Tinto

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has won a High Court battle this morning, over disputed mining Royalties at two mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The royalties were owed as part