October 10, 2017
The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...
September 26, 2017 1 Comment
MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.
September 4, 2017 11 Comments
The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.
September 1, 2017 13 Comments
The motion put forward by the Brand division of the WA Liberal Party to examine the possibility of WA pursuing secession is just the latest example in a long history.
September 1, 2017 11 Comments
Western Australian MPs are given $78,000 in addition to their salaries to spend as an "electorate allowance". They do not have to report what they spend it on, nor do they have to pay it back if they don't use it all for legitimate purposes. And the honour system works so well for pollies ...
August 17, 2017 16 Comments
How exactly did a mining magnate come to spearhead the program to shift indigenous Australians onto cashless welfare?
August 14, 2017 17 Comments
Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.
July 17, 2017 11 Comments
A hitherto obscure and low-order candidate has been thrust into the spotlight: Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old disability advocate with cerebral palsy.
July 14, 2017 11 Comments
In a shock announcement, the Greens' Scott Ludlam has resigned after learning he remained a NZ citizen.
May 10, 2017 3 Comments
Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.