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Spirit Walker snubbed by Turnbull.

Spirit Walker snubbed by Turnbull.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Clinton Pryor ’s most immediate goal is to “rest and get back into normal life.” He was disappointed by the reception he received from PM Malcolm Turnbull  after he completed his Walk for Justice from Perth to Canberra. The 27-year-old embarked on the journey just over a year ago from Matagarup/Heirisson...

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017


Filed under News

Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

Proverbs 29:18: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ And so, with Malcolm Turnbull at the helm, the Federal Liberal Party will proceed to its demise. The Federal Government is not a united front. Had the Prime Minister rallied the forces and acted like a leader should, the wedge of Mar...

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 15, 2017


Filed under News

The Western Australian government has put in a formal submission to seek a fairer share of the GST revenue from the Commonwealth Grants Commission. This comes after an unsuccessful meeting last month between state Premier Mark McGowan and several federal members of parliament in Perth, including Prime...

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under News

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WAhas sparked criticism from the State Labor Government who said that under the current agreement, indigenous students would be $5.5 million worse off. The deal will see funding for each indigenous student...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshow

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 Bayswater Council voted on Wednesday 26 April to show public support for same-sex marriage. Fremantle...

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

In an Australian first, university students are taking the reigns in this year's election, playing a hands-on role in delivering important and accessible information to a wide and diverse audience. In conjunction with the Journalism and Education Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and the...

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

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

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

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" murder defence. The defence, which allows a murder charge to be downgraded if the defendant can...

All the awful: a ghastly start to the Federal Election

All the awful: a ghastly start to the Federal Election

Tim Meuzelaar, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2016


Filed under News

The Federal Election season has only just begun but has already spawned some questionable moments on what will be one of the longest campaign trails in Australian political history — and the last time it was this long, they certainly didn't have Twitter. With the current PM out of touch, a former...

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