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.
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.
First, the Coalition faces an uphill battle to win the upcoming federal election from Labor, which maintains a solid lead in the two party preferred polls. Second — if the Coalition does pull off an upset victory — it will need to get its tax cut plans through parliament with new laws.
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.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormnann has drummed up the numbers as Shorten continues to be under stress to give further clarity regarding the economic impact of Labor’s climate plans.
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.
It seems Labor is patching any holes necessary in time for the federal election. Just recently, detailed policy documents regarding key elements of their tax reforms were removed from the ALP website, and instead replaced with simplified fact sheets.
Last week, Trump said he was willing to hold a third summit with Kim, and in the meantime, would keep his harsh sanction on Pyongyang in place — even threatening to increase them.
While there are many adjectives we often use when describing our Federal pollies here at The Australian Tribune, ‘trustworthy’ doesn’t tend to be one of them. And it turns out, most of Australia is on our side when it comes to having faith in today’s government.
The NSW government is the first in the nation to get commonwealth permission to develop the drug. Right now they’re strategizing the best growing conditions for the crop, AAP reports.
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 the case of Labor’s electric car rollout plan, it also hugely impinges on Australian’s freedom to choose the type and brand of vehicles they’ll be driving themselves and their families around in for years.
Leyonhjelm had already updated his Twitter bio to state he was a member of the state parliament. But soon after the last preferences were handed out on Monday afternoon he was forced to change his profile from ‘NSW MLC for the Liberal Democrats’ to ‘former senator’.
Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, made a statement that Trump ‘is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.’
The trade war has been marred by retaliatory tariffs that have cost billions of dollars, restricted supply chains and volatile financial markets, to two of the largest economic power houses. ‘I think we’re hopeful that we’re getting close to the final round of concluding issues,’ Mnuchin said on Saturday.
The panel has given the Internal Revenue Services until 23 April to hand the documents back over to the White House. These documents include over six years of Trump’s personal and business filings, under the order of a 1920s law.
The sudden news of Assange’s arrest shocked many as it was received on Thursday night in Australia. But even more shocking was the reasoning why, which his lawyer has deemed nothing more than ‘outrageous allegations’.
In February, the Australian Electoral Commission ruled that GetUp! is not associated with any political party. Yet GetUp Chief Paul Oosting said over the weekend that, ‘Our approach is to remove the hard right.’ And they’re spending millions targeting Coalition candidates.
Israel Folau’s social media rant on Thursday produced exactly the sorts of responses we’ve come to expect from our hypersensitive politicians. Not to mention corporate leaders afraid of offending any of their thin-skinned customers.
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’.
According to Britain’s Supermarket Co-op, apparently gingerbread men — who to the best of our knowledge have always appeared rather gender neutral — can leave some of their customers feeling excluded.
Despite the sudden and not-so-unexpected change in leadership with the exiting of Malcolm Turnbull last year, ScoMo has made progress. Below are some of the challenges they’ve taken head on, and succeeded with.
In the Oval Office yesterday, Trump and Moon discussed the possibility of an inter-Korean summit with the North Korean leader — in order to revamp the discussions of denuclearisation, RAW reports.
If the Australian government truly believes in the freedom of speech and truth, this is a fight they should be standing up for. Not, rather, looping Mr Assange in with every other terrorist or lawbreaker that commits crimes off Australian soil.
Apparently believing they’re involved in a game of playground name-calling, the Iranian government has designated the United States Middle East-based Central Command a terrorist organisation.
After five-and-a-half years in power, the opinion polls are showing a Liberal–National Coalition loss to Labor. Morrison has stated that only his government are able to provide a strong economy and the extras that comes with it.
As we’ve seen in the Middle East, endless negotiations and light-footed diplomacy have proven abject failures for more than half a century. So the world can only hope that hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record fifth term election win will lead down the path of peace, as US President Donald Trump hopes.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under fire for keeping silent about his own relationship with banned Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo, which led him to be the guest of honour at Mr Huang’s daughter’s wedding.
If your genitals don’t determine your gender, what does? It’s a confronting question. But it’s one all Tasmanian residents will be pondering after Tasmania became the first Australian state to make gender optional on birth certificates.
Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price signed off on an environmental plan that helps put Adani closer to getting its Carmichael coalmine up and running in central Queensland.