The world’s poorest nations and impoverished women stand to benefit from US President Donald Trump’s choice in leading the World Bank. Major developing nations, including India and China, stand to lose.
Our governing party is guilty of cultural appropriation. It calls itself a liberal party but it is not liberal. Under prime ministers John Howard, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison, it has led the charge in turning Australia towards a police state.
Scott Morrison is sounding the alarm — stressing that if the laws are changed around evacuating sick asylum seekers from offshore detention, Australia could be letting in ‘hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds’ of child molesters, rapists and murderers.
Trump also stated at his Union address that if not for his efforts, North Korea would likely be engaged in a full-scale war with the Western world.
In a new twist, Thailand has blamed the arrest of al-Araibi on Australian authorities. They say he was detained at the request of a Red Notice from Australia’s Interpol — an international arrest warrant — and otherwise were not previously aware of al–Araibi’s case.
in his State of the Union address Trump warned all that is at risk due to Democratic attempts at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’ and ‘foolish wars’ both domestically and internationally, which he says could damage US prosperity.
Trump is constantly attacked and bullied in the mainstream media. So naturally, when he heard of the troubles that sixth grade student Joshua Trump was experiencing at school for having the same last name, the President invited him as a special guest to the State of Union address.
Malcolm Turnbull believes Scott Morrison can lead the Coalition to a win in the upcoming federal election, despite the most recent Newspoll reporting a Labor lead by 53-47.
The assertions of rampant organisational bullying within the Greens continue to tarnish the party’s image. That’s despite the best efforts by Australian Greens leaders, who have downplayed concerns and blamed a clash of personalities for the resignation of a long-term member.
Conspiracy theorists may be disappointed with the latest assessment from top US officials. These theorists would have you believe that Russian and other foreign agents hacked into US voting machines to influence the outcomes of US elections.
Sydney appears intent on matching London, and perhaps even Beijing, in its rapid rollout of CCTV cameras. Cameras that police will have unfettered access to. And which may well be linked to smart systems enabling facial and motion recognition.
In the storm unfolding from yesterday’s release of the royal commission report, the chief executive of NAB is promising to lead the bank’s response ‘personally and visibly’ after being so heavily scathed, according to the Australian Associated Press.
The US government is beginning to prepare the construction of additional border walls and fencing in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as a wildlife refuge property. At least, to begin with, according to plans released by the US Customs and Border Protection.
US President Donald Trump instantly saw Guaido as a fit leader for Venezuela, but EU members were hesitant to accept him due to his self-declaration as temporary leader. But now, eight European nations are backing the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, accepting him wholeheartedly as Maduro’s successor.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised action on every single one of the recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission.
Brussels is still standing firm in its opposition to reopen negotiations to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, despite senior Tories beginning to discuss alternatives to the Irish backstop.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made it clear how important it is that banks and other players keep lending cash — being ‘the lubricant for the Australian economy’ — while also backing the stability of the financial markets.
RAW reports that the EU has rejected reopening talks on the so-called backstop, the insurance policy to keep an open border on the island of Ireland if Britain and the EU fail to reach a longer-term trade agreement before the end of a transition period.
The US has sent an additional 3,750 troops to the southwest border of Mexico, in order to provide additional support to the existing customs and border agents for the next three months.
After running out of time on the last day of parliament seating for 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison managed to postpone the passing of a bill that would allow sick asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru to be transferred to the Australian mainland for medical treatment.
Labor intends to fix this by writing down the value of NBN, making it more affordable and therefore helping telco retailers in the process. More customers means more profit which means faster progress to faster internet.
At 4pm today the final report of the Banking Royal Commission will be released. The commission’s conclusions and recommendations are likely to have far-reaching consequences for Australia’s financial industry.While we wait, let’s look at some key areas.
On Friday, data was revealed, detailing the amount that was donated to Australia political parties in the last 12 months. Who got it and where it came from, according to AAP.
The final commission report will be given to the federal government today. Next week, it is set to be released to the general public.
According to recent reports from our friends at AP, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is saying Trump is ignoring warnings from his own administration about threats posed by North Korea, Russia and other countries.
It’s time the mainstream news starts explaining the extreme economic impact a degree-lowering regime will involve. Why not show some shrinking savings accounts in between those shrinking glaciers every once in a while?
There’s a lot of uncertainty swirling about the US economic outlook, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the case for raising rates had ‘weakened’. The US central bank has lowered its previous forecast in favour of further tightening, Mr Powell said in a statement.
In what is probably the most progressive move within this 90-day tariff truce, US and Chinese negotiators have opened two days of high-level talks in order to end this six-month trade war, as AP reports.
While we wait for Aussie parliament to commence sitting for 2019 mid next month, the media have decided to pump us with the ridiculous feud between United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer and Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider.
Despite all these ‘hard no’ claims, there is still some room for slight negotiation. According to RAW, EU sources have said that additional clarifications, statements or assurances regarding the backstop may be added.