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.
But while they’ve ripped off many Australians, is $35 million really enough for the bank to think twice before potentially doing the same thing again in the future?
All politicians come under attack from their political rivals at times. But you’ll find remarkably few speaking out against Julie Bishop. Bishop’s resignation from her post has made news around the world.
Every two years we should expect a change in prime minister. That’s been the norm since 2007 — or 2010 if you want to be technical. But every time it happens, it comes as a surprise to most Aussies.
US President Donald Trump has been working hard to end long standing divisions between the US and its de facto enemies, like Russia and North Korea. Back home, Trump is also working to end the increasingly divisive tactics of the far left and far right factions.
The company tax cuts proposed by the Turnbull government would enable businesses to increase wages as well as increase jobs. But it seems that there are still those in the senate that are unable to see the benefits of a company tax cut.
Political correctness has been growing for the past decade. But this next possible move, under consideration by Victorian councils, could see classic children’s books and toys banned.
Our second speaker, Tim Murray, had some shocking insights into China’s global political and economic ambitions. But the real bombshell came when an audience member asked him for his thoughts on China’s ‘one belt one road’ initiative.
Before you start believing our pollies and the mainstream media, have a look at the facts and figures to see if what they are telling you is the truth. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington DC this week. One of the discussions on the table will be to establish a regional joint infrastructure scheme between Japan, India, the US and Australia.
‘Jobs and growth’ was the slogan for the Turnbull government in the 2016 election race. And while there has been jobs growth — 400,000 new jobs in fact — wages remain stagnant.
Politics is a fickle game. A lot of promises are made…and almost always broken. With as many politicians as Australia has, you would think that anymore and we may as well be brawling.
Journalism, like politics, is a necessary evil. It keeps the public informed of what’s going on in the world. Journalism is the base of our sources. And now those sources look to be threatened.
When London’s Grenfell Tower caught fire in 2017, Australia responded by having its own audit and report of whether apartments within the nation contained flammable cladding. But…we haven’t heard much about it since.
It seems that every month, if not every week, diplomatic tensions between Australia and China become progressively more strained. In recent days, tensions have come to an all-time high.
In recent years, the rapid rise of political correctness has rendered self-censorship a necessity. As a democratic society, it seems odd that our freedom of speech is slowly being taken away from us.
When it comes to political party leaders, there’s no doubt that they are powerful figureheads. But they’re not elected by the people. They are elected by their peers.
Like Australia, the US, New Zealand and Germany all receive major direct foreign investments from China. And they aren’t happy about Beijing’s attempts to gain political influence.
Politics can be a fickle game. And elections are no exception. With the current stand-off between Canberra and Beijing, a letter was sent to the Chinese community of Bennelong.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have seen a surge in investors, and subsequently price in 2017. Now, as 2017 comes to a close, bitcoin has one more trick up its sleeve.