Support from crossbench senators has secured passage of industrial relations reforms through the upper house after the government split its legislation.
Capes regional politics just received a shake-up, with the WA Parliament endorsing significant boundary changes to the Vasse and Warren-Blackwood electorates.
Farmers are hopeful a Senate inquiry into alleged price gouging by Woolworths and Coles will help lift the “shroud of secrecy” surrounding the supermarket duopoly’s food pricing strategies.
Land owners will be paid for environmental work on their properties after laws setting up a nature repair market passed the Senate.
Western Power is still scrambling to fix risky drooping power lines a year after they were blamed for a devastating blaze near Wickepin that burnt through thousands of hectares.
Rebecca Le May
Former senator Ben Small is believed to have the inside track to replace Forrest MP Nola Marino, who on Monday announced she plans to retire at the next Federal election.
Josh Zimmerman and Katina Curtis
Liberal MP Nola Marino has announced that she will retire from Parliament at the next Federal election, opening the way for a new candidate to run in her seat of Forrest.
As Australians battle the increasing cost of living, a parliamentary inquiry will investigate if major supermarkets are price gouging to get record profits.
A nationwide overhaul of industrial relations laws has passed through the House of Representatives, angering farmers who had urged Labor to take the ‘catastrophic’ legislation back to the drawing board.
Liberal defector Merome Beard is set to square off against her former leader, Shane Love, in a sprawling after the release of final boundaries for the next State election.
Dylan Caporn and Josh Zimmerman
The Federal Government’s contentious concessional loans program for farmers and agribusinesses is open for public consultation for the first time since it was launched five years ago.
Cash for cruelty allegations made against Animals Australia have hit the spotlight after Rick Wilson MP used parliamentary privilege to read a letter into the official Hansard.
Murray Watt has again insisted he will release a controversial report containing recommendations on ways to shut down WA’s live sheep trade, after multiple Freedom of Information requests were rejected.
A war of words has broken out between Paul Papalia and Eastern States shooters after the WA Police Minister accused the “Queensland gun lobby” of undermining his Government’s controversial firearms reforms.
Farmers have formed a united front against an ‘unfair’ biosecurity levy set to be thrust upon them in July, with industry leaders across Australia’s $84.9 billion agriculture sector condemning the ‘flawed’ tax.
A majority in the European Parliament have backed a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand.
WA Senator Slade Brockman has called for Animals Australia to be stripped of its charity status in the wake of disturbing comments made by its founder that appeared to endorse bestiality.
Federal funding has been cut for several major transport infrastructure projects in WA, with Premier Roger Cook blaming East Coast mismanagement or cost overruns. SEE THE LIST OF PROJECTS AXED
Nearly 13,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Cook Government to extend public consultation on its controversial gun law reforms, but Police Minister Paul Papalia is refusing to budge.
The WA farming community has expressed support for the decision to drop animal cruelty charges against Emanuel Exports, saying it was a ‘good outcome for the industry’.
The Federal Government is urging farmers to have their say and help shape a “decarbonisation strategy” for the agricultural sector to form a crucial part of the nation’s new Net Zero 2050 plan.
The National Farmers’ Federation has upped the ante in the fight to save WA’s live sheep trade, unveiling a billboard calling on Labor to ‘stop the ban’ on one of Perth’s busiest roads this week.
Anthony Albanese's trip to China could pave the way for further visits as Australia waits for its biggest trade partner to drop remaining sanctions.
Merome Beard has stepped down from one of her prized shadow portfolios after defecting from the Nationals to the Liberals.
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