World News WA Government hails Yanchep rail extension as ‘game-changer’ ahead of official opening Blog

The Cook government has described the $1.37 billion Yanchep railway expansion as a groundbreaking development and said it will transform Perth’s northern suburbs. Ahead of Sunday’s opening of the line – a 14.5km rail extension from Butler with three new stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep – Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti … Read more

World News NSW government launches inquiry into greyhound racing industry amid animal welfare concerns Blog

The New South Wales government will investigate the state’s greyhound racing industry following allegations of animal cruelty. On Thursday, New South Wales Minister for Gaming and Horse Racing David Harris appointed the Honourable Lea Drake to lead an independent inquiry into Greyhound Racing NSW. The investigation will examine complaints about GRNSW’s governance, operations, track safety … Read more

World News Le Pen blames Macron for French government gridlock Blog

France’s left-wing coalition and President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist bloc are currently battling to put forward competing proposals to form a government. Far-right politician Marine Le Pen says the blame for the political impasse lies squarely with Macron. The unexpected outcome of Sunday’s snap elections, in which the left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) benefited from a … Read more

World News French MPs in talks about forming the next government Blog

Newly elected MPs have arrived in France’s lower house for talks to cobble together a governing majority after the chaotic election result left parliament split between left-wing, centre-right and far-right parties. Less than three weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called on his Prime Minister Gabriel … Read more

World News Liberal candidates accuse WA Government of neglecting Pilbara residents Blog

Pilbara Liberal candidate Amanda Kailis and WA Liberal leader Libby Mettam accused the Labor government of neglecting the interests of Pilbara residents. “The current government is happy to accept the billions in royalties the region contributes, but spends them on big city-centric projects like MetroNet,” Ms Kailis said on her first visit to the Pilbara … Read more