Alan Tudge - translation fiasco

It has been revealed that the Department of Home Affairs used Google Translate for its COVID-19 website when bureaucrats decided not to engage official translators to do the translation (into various languages) for the website until later. The decision by the Department of Home Affairs has been revealed inRead More →

Citizenship Testing resumes in Australia

More people now have the opportunity to become Australian citizens, with citizenship testing and appointments now available in all states and territories following COVID-19 shutdowns. In-person citizenship tests and appointments resumed in Melbourne this week, after COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria eased. Testing has progressively resumed in other states and territoriesRead More →

Boating fund to help boat owners

Local Altona District boaters will soon be able to pay their registration and licensing fees knowing that they are going directly back into upgrading local boating facilities and improving safety. Local and loved boating infrastructure will be supported through the fund, ensuring that places such as Altona Boat Ramp areRead More →

Lending Protections illustrative image Domestic violence

Consumer groups, financial counsellors and domestic violence advocates have slammed the Australian Government’s plans to remove critical lending protections for women experiencing economic abuse. Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Rights Legal Centre Karen Cox said our current lending obligations prescribe important steps which often identify red flags in domesticRead More →