In the latest computer debacle, a flaw in the Swiss e-voting software being used for the New South Wales election has led to an urgent fix being undertaken less than two weeks before election date.
Perhaps the biggest appeal of a minority government is that both major parties will need to work together to achieve their campaign pledges.
The 17th Century British Author Thomas Draxe wrote that, ‘A man shall never be enriched by envy.’ Some 2,100 years earlier, Greek philosopher Herodotus noted that, ‘It is better to be envied than to be pitied.’
According to AAP, there are currently several Australian members of Islamic State in the custody of Kurdish forces, which seek to be resettled — destroying the terrorist group with help from the US military.
While it might seem hyperbolic to even consider the world’s last remaining super power turning on itself, Trump would certainly defend his office with all the power at his disposal. And many of Trump’s most ardent supporters would defend their president against any alt-left attempts to unseat him.
Ever since the majority of Brits voted to part ways with the EU, vested interests — the deep state, if you will — are intent to derail the process and keep the UK as a vassal state to the European Union.
The E3 visa is a two-year visa that allows Australian professionals and their spouses to work in the US with no limit on the number of two-year extensions that can be tacked on. As the visa is only available to Aussies, it is a particularly envious position to be in.
It’s a highly sensitive issue. But that hasn’t stopped One Nation from pressing ahead. In New South Wales, One Nation would like to introduce DNA testing of those claiming to be of Aboriginal ancestry, AAP reports.
Not to be outdone by the leadership spills in the Labor and Liberal parties, a fresh rift over the direction of the Nationals could see Barnaby Joyce try to reclaim the role of Deputy Prime Minister from Michael McCormack.
As it stands, political ads cannot be aired on TV or radio for three days prior to the upcoming federal election. But despite opposition from Labor leader Bill Shorten that ban could soon be scrapped.
The Chinese have been working overtime behind the scenes in an effort to shift the West’s thinking into line with Communist ideology. US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, has thrown the spotlight on these efforts.
The nanny state led campaign against the so-called ‘offensive vehicles’ — spearheaded by the easily offended — has now gone federal. Meaning the company, still widely in demand by younger international travellers, may have to tone down their confrontational slogans.
We’re not sure what the Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency was thinking. Or even if they were thinking at all when they ruled that all new emissions-intensive projects should be carbon neutral.
Australians’ current generosity isn’t enough to satisfy the left wing elements driving the Labor party. Despite costings from the Finance Department showing that lifting the annual humanitarian intake to 32,000 would cost an extra $6.2 billion, Labor is standing by its plan.
While some nations are working to reduce carbon emissions, others like India and China could, by some estimates, almost double their current emissions over the next decade. Nowhere has the debate been fiercer than in Australia.
The North Koreans may believe that resuming work on missile systems will put them in a stronger negotiating position to ease sanctions. But the nation, which is running short on food, will likely find the opposite to be true. Hence Trump’s confidence that the issue will ‘ultimately get solved’.
The extremely dry conditions in Victoria have threatened the states availability of clean drinking water and has caused the largest ever order from Victoria’s desalination plant, to be placed by the end of march.
Leyonhjelm, who quit the Senate last week, holds the belief that off-duty police, experienced gun-club members and permit holders should be allowed the option to carry firearms for self-defence. ‘A good guy with a gun can deal with a bad guy with a gun,’ Leyonhjelm told the Australian Associated PresS.
Shorten is calling on the independent Fair Work Commission to reconfigure the minimum wage algorithm.But Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott says the current system for determining the minimum wage is very effective.
In a ramped up effort to gag the conservative media broadcaster, the DNC says it will not allow Fox News to host any of their candidates’ political debates through to the 2020 election.
On Wednesday morning, Lowe said the downturn seen most severely in Sydney and Melbourne, was the result of accelerated growth between 2012 and 2017 and a means of manageable correction.
While the US may publicly deny this, it seems Rouhani is stating the obvious. But the US government should be careful what it wishes for. Any overthrow of the current government could well see far more extreme leaders step into power. Men — yes, they’ll all be men — who want little more than to see the west in flames.
Potentially dangerous asylum seekers may have been hoping the recent changes in medical evacuation laws pushed through by Labor and the Greens would pave the way into Australia for them. But they will find the government has already moved to keep that door closed.
In the 21st Century, you would hope nations have moved beyond the mass detention of their citizens based on their ethnicity and beliefs. But in China, a country aiming to portray itself as an upcoming world leader, the practice is rife.
Christmas Island is officially open to house asylum seekers again. Preparing for his first visit to the detention facility, Prime Minister Scott Morrison reiterated that it is ‘incredibly regrettable’ he had to reopen Christmas Island.
In a last-ditch effort to keep Brexit on track, British Prime Minister Theresa May sent her Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay to Brussels to secure the changes needed to get her withdrawal deal approved.
This time around, Hillary Clinton appears to have gotten the message. The former First Lady says she won’t run for US president in 2020.
While Labor is promising the Australian public a carbon emission reduction of 50% by 2030, Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor says this could result in an ‘apocalyptic’ Australia.
According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the difference in economic policies between the two major parties in federal parliament are wider than they’ve been in four decades.
You might think that Australia’s miners stand to gain the most from a landmark free trade deal between Australia and Indonesia. Or perhaps the cattle industry.
While both sectors do indeed stand to benefit, it turns out that Aussie universities look to be the biggest winners.