For those who take only an ordinary interest in politics, the drama over citizenship and eligibility to be a member of parliament has been puzzling. Surely these people looked at the rule book, the Australian Constitution, before deciding to stand for election? Why were their nominations accepted if they weren’t qualified?
Anyone seeking his or her asylum from ANY country is a genuine refugee and deserves to be treated such.
Voters in the north east Victorian federal electorate of Indi overwhelming voted ‘yes’ for same-sex marriage in the ABS postal survey.
Amid calls for an independent audit of the citizenship status of all MPs, some are suggesting false declarations be regarded as breaches of the Crimes Act, punishable with jail. The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent, Karen Middleton, reports.
EXCLUSIVE. First for Communications News. When the copper telephone system is shut down across rural and regional Australia following the NBN roll-out the ability to make emergency ‘triple zero’ phone calls in an emergency such as Black Saturday will be lost. On Black Saturday the first utility lost was power. Followed in under two hours’
Today, August 24 is the last day to update details on the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) Commonwealth Electoral Roll to participate in the upcoming same sex marriage (SSM) survey. To participate in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey you must be on the electoral roll by the end of today at 11:59pm. The ABS
Canberra, ACT. The latest Newspoll, conducted for The Australian by Galaxy Research has seen the the Turnbull government fall behind Labor for the 18th consecutive newspoll with the Coalition on 46 per cent and Labor on 54 per cent in two-party terms. This is a swing of over four percent against the Coalition government since