Roshena Campbell

Roshena Campbell, an Indian Australian, has been pre-selected by the Liberal party for the electorate of Aston, previously represented by Alan Tudge. Alan Tudge, after giving evidence in the Robodebt inquiry suddenly announced his retirement from politics, making way for a new candidate to be pre-selected. In the fray wereRead More →

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has today tabled its report by statement on the Review of the 2022 relisting of four organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code. The relistings cover Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Islamic State in Libya (IS-Libya) and Islamic State Sinai Province (IS-Sinai). The four organisations have all beenRead More →

Biggest Job Losses -Brad Rowswell


Victoria has suffered its worst ever post-Christmas job losses as more than 100,000 Victorians lost their jobs in January 2023. ABS data released today has shown a concerning 0.5 per cent increase in Victoria’s unemployment rate to 4.0 per cent – the equal highest of any mainland state or territory.Read More →

Natalie Hutchins Most new schools

Victoria has had the largest increase in the number of government schools that have opened over the past five years, ahead of any Australian state or jurisdiction, new data shows. Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins said the data, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today, reflects the state’s schoolRead More →

Gluten Free -Psyllium-research breakthrough

Scientists have for the first time constructed the reference genome for the source of the popular fibre supplement, psyllium husk, which could boost supplies of the versatile plant-derived product. University of Adelaide experts conducted research on psyllium, also known as Plantago ovata. “We extracted and sequenced the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from leaf tissueRead More →

ATO raids - Operation Protego-BT33

This week marks a significant milestone in the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) crackdown on the biggest GST fraud in Australia’s history, Operation Protego. A raft of enforcement activity has been undertaken across the country by the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce, including the execution of search warrants and issuing ofRead More →

TPV and SHEV holders granted amnesty

Delivering a permanent pathway for Temporary Protection Visa holders ​The Albanese Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a permanent visa pathway for existing Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holders. Refugees on TPVs and SHEVs have been kept in a state of limboRead More →