It just gets worse for the Greens. ‘Deep-seated cultural issues’ has once again caused a party member to quit.
Duncan Lewis, the director general of ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation), claims that foreign interference is currently at ‘unprecedented levels’.
When activist group Aussie Farms published an online map with details of individual farmers’ addresses and contact details, they crossed a line by potentially putting the listed farmers and their families at risk.
Turnbull says that a necessary step in the implementation of 5G is to ban companies who couldn’t meet Australia’s security requirements, AAP reports.
Upstream demand for Murray River water often sees the river mouth dry up where it’s meant to empty into the Southern Ocean. Follow the Murray upstream from there, and the habitat losses for fish, birds, and other wildlife, due to poor human water management decisions, are myriad.
Handing out taxpayer funded money to first time new home buyers comes with unintended consequences. Not least of which is that it tends to drive up the price of new homes.
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.
The final report will be released to the public on Monday afternoon, after the ASX closes trading for the day, according to the Australian Associated Press.
In December, the national unemployment rate slightly fell, but while it was part-time jobs that lowered the figure, the federal Labor party eagerly pointed out that less people had full-time employment.
Former ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel has slammed Australia’s watchdogs for allowing their workers to accept gifts from the businesses they’re meant to be regulating.
Activists are claiming that animals are being exploited at abattoirs and farms, but the federal government claims that the ‘stupidity’ of activists could be causing animal deaths.
In recent weeks, both the US and North Korea have been criticised for not making more of an effort to meet, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had to cancel back in November.
Last year it was local councils stripped of hosting Australia Day citizenship ceremonies. Now, MPs could be the ones facing a ban from hosting these ceremonies.
Did you take a family Christmas photo this year? And did you remember to wear nice shoes? Prime Minister Scott Morrison can answer yes to the first question, while it’s a definitive no to the second.
Now, as lending in the housing market falls below its 10-year average, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is urging banks to start approving home loans.
A former army captain, Bolsonaro is known for admiring Brazil’s 1964–85 military dictatorship. After the lawmakers diatribes against the media and political opponents caused uneasiness, he has promised in his first comments as president that he will adhere to democratic norms, RAW reports.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has accused China of taking advantage of her country’s democracy to interfere in its politics and society. In her New Year message, Tsai said that interference like this from Beijing was ‘one of the greatest challenges’.
It’s true that little progress has been made in ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons since the historic summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on 12 June last year.
2018 has come and gone. And if you followed along with the political shenanigans in Canberra, it may have left a bit of bad aftertaste. Now, at the crux of a new year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed the government can, and will, do better.
Recently, Kiwi farmers have seen a growing number of suspected cattle infected with the disease. Lawmakers are now attempting something that no country has ever been able to do, and that’s mass-eradication of the disease.
With only 25 million citizens, Australia is a minnow compared to most of its neighbours. And that leaves our democracy vulnerable to interference from foreign nations looking to influence government policies.
Trump has kept up his criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He says that some of the Fed’s policies and their continuation of raising interest rates were harming the US economy.
Julia Banks was hardly the staunchest supporter of her own government at the best of times. Her public proclamations tended to sound more at home coming from a Labor MP than a Liberal member.
There are good reasons why many European nations are on track to meet their Paris Climate Agreement carbon reductions. First, most of these nations are small and highly urbanised. Perhaps more importantly, many EU nations derive much of their energy from nuclear power.
Canada has done it. Uruguay and the Netherlands have done it. And a growing number of US states have done it too. Will Victoria be the next to turn its back on the failed war on drugs and legalise cannabis?
New South Wales Labor leader Luke Foley has resigned from his leadership role over sexual harassment allegations. Though he plans to remain in parliament.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed that the discrimination laws need to change to protect students from being discriminated against based on their sexuality.
2018 has seen the beginning of the downturn for housing demand and prices. QBE Insurance released data on Thursday, forecasting a fall in the price of units. They expect a 2.1% fall for Melbourne and 3.1% fall in Sydney.
The most recent threat was from the US to China, as Trump toyed with the idea of placing another US$200 billion on Chinese imports.
Trump has stated that talks with China will continue, however, the US isn’t quite ready to commit to any agreements regarding trade disputes.