China continues to send positive signs it is willing to make concessions in its trade dispute with the US. But the major sticking point remains China’s controversial rules forcing foreign companies to give up sensitive technology to do business in the country.
The global military industry is worth trillions of dollars per year. The US military budget alone runs close to AU$1 trillion per year. And this doesn’t include the shadier budgets of the world’s intelligence organisations.
New York’s Democrat Senator Kevin Parker sent a tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove. He only bothered writing two words: ‘Kill yourself!’
Nationals’ leader Michael McCormack admitted the federal government was ‘not so good on the politics’ in 2018. But McCormack remains upbeat about the Coalition’s prospects next year.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that New York’s Democrats spend most of their time and effort working against US President Donald Trump. It’s as if they don’t have a state to govern.
We should be thankful, at least Australia’s electricity sector is on track to meets its emission reduction targets well ahead of 2030. Now the government and energy industry can concentrate on reliability and getting costs down.
As yet, there has been no consensus as to how much the annual migrant intake should be reduced. Though concerns about the crushing congestion in the capital cities and a lack of policies to allow for better integration of new migrants are mounting.
Trump and Congress remain embroiled in a feud over his proposed US–Mexico border wall. And now they have four days to reach a deal. Four days until the biggest promise Trump projected will come to a deciding head.
According to new defence guidelines, Japan is planning its first aircraft carrier and increasing their weapon capabilities in order to counter potential threats from North Korea and China.
Money in the form of political donations can far too easily sway pollies’ decisions on important issues. It’s tricky enough when that money comes from domestic sources. But when the money is donated by foreign entities, it almost certainly comes with strings attached
Trump has mentioned in the past of his desire to create a ‘Space Force’ as an independent armed service branch. And while it isn’t exactly what he had in mind, the Space Command certainly brings Trump a lot closer to achieving that goal.
Many other nations, Australia included, have legalised the medicinal use of marijuana. Yet its recreational use is still criminal, depriving their governments of millions and even billions of dollars in tax revenue. Instead, this money fuels the black-market, enriching criminals.
With a raft of new policy measures on the table at the conclusion of the ALP conference in Adelaide, it is increasingly clear that Labor’s industrial relations reforms will benefit unions not workers. The crux of the matter is wage growth.
As you know from the royal commission into bad banking behaviour, the banks are now clamping down on irresponsible lending. That’s leading to lower credit growth.
The United States has used a World Trade Organization (WTO) session dedicated to its own trade policies to attack China.
Almost two and a half years later, their decision has not been honoured. And as our publisher Kris Sayce has said since July 2016, it almost certainly never will be.
ScoMo claimed on Sunday that Hurley was his first and only choice as successor of Sir Peter Cosgrove. He went on to explain that his thought-process was no doubt ‘traditionalist’, in that finding a new governor general involved a quest for a former military figure.
While the funding for that wall remains in limbo, Trump is not backing down, as AP reports. In fact, it’s more likely there will be a ‘shutting down’ rather than a ‘backing down’ during the next phase of this fight for the wall.
Scott Morrison has decided to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s natural capital. But he’s held off on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv until the Israelis and Palestinians come to an agreement to end more than 60 years of hostilities.
In order to distance themselves from what they deem dangerous meddling and propaganda, Ukraine has now chosen the leader of a new national church — signifying a historic split from Russia.
As The Australian Tribune has been writing since mid-year, we believe the trade war will come to an end with a fizzle…not a bang. And it’s likely to end before the end of the southern hemisphere’s summer.
Alt-left factions seem intent to transform the Labor party into something resembling the Greens. That’s despite the election rout the Greens just suffered in Victoria’s state election.
Put in the most simplest way possible, scrapping negative gearing is a tax increase. Moreover, it is a tax increase at a time when our economy is fragile, in the sector where it is weakest — real estate.
Theresa May has pushed back the Brexit showdown until after the new year, following a bruising no-confidence vote from her party’s MPs on Wednesday.
A proposal purposed to give union delegates paid annual leave to attend training seminars could cost Australian businesses a whopping $1.3 billion if extended to all members, according to Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann.
The government-grant-funded Australian Broadcasting Network (ABC) have recently been accused of favouring just one political party in particular when it comes to airtime promotion.
It’s been a long time since the federal government managed to live within its means. In fact, the last budget surplus was delivered when John Howard was prime minister. But the Morrison government is on track to do so again.
It won’t come as news to you that Australians pay a lot for their power. But did you know Aussies are paying two or even three times as much as their US counterparts?
You should be able to trust that the Google is fully transparent in its handling of personal data and that it strives to eliminate bias from its platform.
On Friday, we speculated that this week could well be May’s last as prime minister. By then it was clear that her opponents were manoeuvring for a no-confidence vote. And indeed, with frustrations over Brexit boiling over, they tried to oust May yesterday.