Public outcry as MPs’ set to get 11 percent pay rise

RADIO: MPs’ pay should be increased by nearly than £8,000 to £74,000 after 2015, the Commons expenses watchdog has said. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has proposed the changes today but has also recommended reducing MPs’ perks such as claiming dinners on expenses. However, several MPs are warning that the proposals will face a…

Conscience Vote debate hardens

By Nima Green Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has hardened his stance against gay marriage by saying he would ban members of his party from crossing the floor to vote on their own personal beliefs. On the other hand, the Labor Party has recently voted that its members will be allowed this right. I looked into…