Earlier this week Tony Abbott made a bold call to reduce Australia’s migration intake. He has a point, if you consider this works out to 1.9 million new migrants in just 10 years. However, Tony Abbott’s old conservative allies think otherwise.
The economy has seen the strongest jobs growth in history. But in a situation that has the experts scratching their heads, Australians’ wages remain stubbornly flat.
It’s one more sign of the dangers 21st Century technologies pose in the wrong hands. It’s one more sign of the dangers 21st Century technologies pose in the wrong hands.
The media’s obsession with Barnaby Joyce’s affair says more about the state of Australia’s media than it does about the deputy prime minister himself. Labor and the Greens have driven the media feeding frenzy for their own political ends.
If the results of the latest ResearchNow poll accurately reflect Australian’s broader mindset, the days of the monarchy may be numbered Down Under.
The highly sensitive topic of gun control will not make the agenda. Turnbull and US President Donald Trump will focus on business tax cuts, which the Liberals would like to see fall to 25% from the current 30% for all businesses.
While there has been a boom in jobs growth, wage growth has remained stagnant. Auction clearance rates have continued to improve but 2018 has seen a drop in house prices around all major Australian cities.
Victoria is no stranger to police corruption or bad policing. If the underworld crime scene taught us anything over the past couple of decades, it’s that the police can also be the participants of crime.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined a number of other prominent politicians calling for a reduction in Australia’s high immigration intake. The current intake sees Australia add 1.9 million immigrants — or the equivalent population of Perth — every decade.
Australia had been fighting alongside their allies — the likes of the US, UK and France — in the Second World War when disaster struck on Australian soil.
While Australia hasn’t had a mass shooting since Port Arthur in 1996, that doesn’t mean it is Australia’s place to tell the US president how to run his country.
Treasurer Scott Morrison insists anything the Turnbull government does in cutting taxes won’t put at risk returning the budget to surplus in 2021. However, critics claim the government faces a challenging time in getting the planned tax reduction passed into law.
Mr Turnbull says he doesn’t know if Barnaby Joyce’s position is safe, but agrees the deputy prime minister’s affair with his ex-staffer and now pregnant partner has harmed the government.
One would think that it would be bad workplace practice for a Minister to have sexual relations with their staff. Whether they’re married or single. However, after the Barnaby Joyce scandal, it seems that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes that government ministers need some new guidelines.
Under the guise of protecting Australians from terror attacks, high tech government surveillance measures are coming online across Australia. And it’s all for your own good…or so we’re told.
The coalition government has already cut the annual migration program to 190,000 places from more than 300,000 under Labor. Australia is a nation built on immigration. But as times change, so too does the nation’s need for ever more immigrants.
In the US and much of Europe, e-cigarettes have been shown to help smokers quit tobacco. Multiple health studies support the evidence that these vaporisers are significantly less harmful than cigarettes.
Queenslanders can only hope that the 56th parliament — with more women and minorities joining the old guard of white men — will be able to get down to work and move forward.
Australians produce their fair share of waste. Much of that waste can be recycled. The problem lies in the cost involved in that recycling, and in finding a buyer for the material.
In 2016 Australia’s population grew at a rate of 1.4%. That’s faster than Canada’s 1.2%. And more than double the US growth rate of 0.7%. At this rate Australia’s population will double every 50 years.
The legalisation of same-sex marriage has brought the discriminatory policies of faith-based schools into the spotlight. And now, the taxpayer funded religious institutions are clearly on the warpath.
Revenge porn — posting compromising images of someone online as a form of payback — is not an issue most of the older generation has had to contend with. But celebrities and political figures are also frequent targets. Including One Nation’s own Pauline Hanson.
Australia joined the rest of the English speaking world in legalising gay marriage following a contentious postal survey. Resorting to a postal survey to reach this decision, however, has been panned by a new Senate report, chaired by Labor.
The hullaballoo over Barnaby Joyce’s affair is hard to fathom. Though his political opponents have not wasted any time taking advantage. The Greens have now officially called for his resignation.
The idea of an indigenous voice in parliament was already rejected by the government. However, closing the gap and officially recognising the indigenous people is still high on the agenda.
The fallout from the dual citizenship saga may be over. At least in Tasmania. This comes seven months after Scott Ludlam became the first MP to fall on his sword in Perth.
Claims linking childhood vaccinations to autism have been repeatedly discredited by medical evidence. At the end of the day it’s not the government’s role to force parents to vaccinate their children against their will.
The sweeping corporate tax cuts initiated by US President Donald Trump have the rest of the world watching. And the Australian government is no exception.
Strong economic news out of the US is widely credited with 10%-plus falls in global stock markets. But in a vicious feedback loop, the tumbling markets may in turn take the steam out of the economy.