Dishonest and sneaky? Or just clueless? These are the options Prime Minister Scott Morrison tabled when referring to Bill Shorten and Labor’s tax plans for your superannuation.
United Australia Party senator Brian Burston has finally launched a defamation case against One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and former staffer Wendy Leach after the highly publicised accusations of sexual harassment and mistreatment.
With the federal election only six weeks away, Victoria’s Labor government looks to have been caught out with some partisan and pricey anti-government advertising. The $1 million attack campaign against federal funding for hospitals and schools didn’t sit well in Canberra.
In developed and developing nations alike, it’s become the norm that when you don’t like the results of a referendum or election you simply cry, ‘Foul!’ The Indonesian presidential election is only the latest example.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is the latest political leader to attempt to bring an end to one of the world’s longest running conflicts. His peace plan is almost two years in the making and remains under wraps. But Kushner appears set to unveil his plan in June.
With OPEC struggling to contain the global glut in oil, I expect we’ll see crude fall at least 20% this year. And a return to US$30 per barrel is quite possible. The main driver for that fall remains the epic amount of oil coming out of the US.
Going off CoreLogic estimates, Sydney property prices have dropped around 14% since their 2017 peak. Melbourne’s fall has been a little less, averaging at 10%. NAB chief economist Alan Oster admits these slides were larger than expected, saying ‘We now expect Sydney to decline by around 20 per cent from peak to trough, while Melbourne is expected to fall around 15 per cent’.
At 4pm today the final report of the Banking Royal Commission will be released. The commission’s conclusions and recommendations are likely to have far-reaching consequences for Australia’s financial industry.While we wait, let’s look at some key areas.
For years the banks acted as if they were invincible, untouchable. They now claim they know they’re not above the law, but prior to the Hayne Royal Commission, you’d be led to believe that that’s exactly what they thought.