With both the government and the opposition having put forward their proposed budgets, Monday seemed the perfect time to ask some questions and get some answers. But those answers, ultimately, lead to a lot more questions.
Speculation from Hillary Clinton has warned Australians that China may be interfering in domestic political decision making. Clinton feels it’s not too late to put a stop to China’s influence spreading throughout Aussie politics.
Changes to go before parliament this week will see mayors or councillors charged with serious integrity offences automatically suspended with pay. This leaves the Mayor of Australia’s sixth largest council in a bit more than a spot of trouble…
Australia has lost its fuel refining industry, with many shutting down in 2003 and 2011. Australia is no longer able to refine fuel from crude oil. Currently, we depend on imports for most of our fuel needs.
With more news surfacing about the unethical behaviour from AMP Limited this week, we have to ask ourselves the question: Are we are doing enough to ensure we’re not being taken advantage of?
Following their release, all three prisoners appeared in good health, as stated by US President Donald Trump. The return of the American citizens removes any potential tension the two nations may face during the summit meeting.
Malaysian police say they have cracked open an international people-smuggling syndicate. This comes after intercepting a modified tanker carrying 131 Sri Lankans, believed to be bound for NZ and Australian shores.
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is expected to announce a plan to reduce income taxes when the Federal budget is released today. But the treasurer warns that Australians shouldn’t count on ‘mammoth tax cuts’.
Donald Trump has exempted Australia from the steel and aluminium trade tariffs. But not the EU. 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium now apply against the EU. The US and the EU strain increases. Setting off arguments before the World Trade Organisation.
The royal commission’s revelations were disappointing to Malcolm Turnbull. He said on too many occasions, the customer is not put first. Now, Mr Turnbull has advised AMP that they should change their processes.
The punches keep on coming for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Now CBA is facing heat from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Treasurer Scott Morrison expects more executives at CBA will go after the ‘damning’ report by banking regulator.
It was back in February when former Prime Minister Tony Abbott prompted a national debate over immigration. And it seems Former Prime Minister John Howard is not only listening but supporting his successor.
The movers and shakers of Home Affairs and Defence departments have exchanged letters on a proposal to bulk up the powers of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). Under the new plan, the ASD would be able to access Australians’ emails, bank records and text messages.
Australia are left without a United States Ambassador, as the US sent their Australian bound ambassador to South Korea instead. And it doesn’t look like we’ll get one any time soon.
The federal government is pressing to get corporate tax cuts passed this week, in the final Parliamentary sitting before the May Budget. The government is arguing that cutting company tax from 30% to 25% by the 2026–27 financial year, would trigger jobs and wage growth.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a critical speech in Germany declaring a trade agreement would be more than just economics. This comes amid worries of protectionism in the US under US President Donald Trump, and populism in parts of Europe.
This cyber espionage campaign targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operations. Although no Australian information has been compromised in this attack according to the ABC, the attack targeted hundreds of Aussie businesses back in 2017.
The war on drugs just isn’t working. We’ve already seen this happen with the prohibition of alcohol in America from 1920–1933. And now we are seeing in the prohibition of marijuana.
The warnings came as Trump announced economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. It may seem that he’s waffling regarding Russia as he delays the sanctions his party were preparing for, but Trump is taking action in his own style.
It was described as the biggest national security breach in Australia’s history. But after an investigation into the loss of hundreds of sensitive cabinet documents, it’s been decided that no charges will be laid.
Even as talks of a trade war have quieted down, China is already claiming victory. They don’t need to get into an escalating tit for tat tariff war with the US. Their ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ will cement their dominance on a global scale.
North Korea opening to diplomatic meetings gives hope that they will attempt to play nice with their neighbours. But their definitive intentions are hard to pinpoint.
China is North Korea’s biggest trading partner, accounting for nearly all of its isolated trade and energy supplies. And the latest list by Beijing sends a clear message to Pyongyang, that China will continue to uphold UN sanctions, according to Analysts.
It was this gauge that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set when he challenged former PM Tony Abbott. His own words are now coming back to bite him, as he crashed into his own benchmark. But the remedy for one poll might come in part from a different poll.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t visited the White House since 2005. The two super powers have always been on shaky terms, but in recent times any attempt to stabilise their friendship has either been hit or miss.
Labor relies heavily on the Greens to carry them through various elections. But their partnership has been a bit fickle as of late. The moment the Greens don’t support Labor’s latest agenda, they lash out in a furious manner.
Labor’s recent win in the Batman by-election must have come as a big relief for Opposition leader Bill Shorten. Announcing proposed tax reforms just a week before the by-election could have backfired badly for Labor.
During the 2014 Victorian state election, Labor incorrectly used $388,000 of the public money during the campaign, breaching politician’s guidelines for staff.
Facebook is a platform used by many across the globe. Users put trust into the social media giant to not use their data against them. And now that trust is about to be tested.
No other US President has ever held talks or a summit with North Korea. But with the North’s continuing nuclear weapons program, if ever there were a time to hold talks, it would be now.