It’s been a tough season for Australian retailers. As Aussie home prices fell and debts only climbed, most Australians were less willing to splash their cash in stores in the three months to March. Retail turnover fell in the quarter for the first time in five years.
Australia has some of the world’s largest proven reserves of uranium. And it is a major exporter. Yet despite the rising fears of potential climate change, Australia remains the only developed nation not to make use of nuclear energy.
The Liberal Party has taken a lot of flak from the politically correct brigades over their low number of women representatives. Fortunately, party leaders have stood strong against growing, and ill-considered, calls for quotas.
The Greens may not be cheering. But most everyone else is. The Morrison government says the approval to begin construction of the Adani coal mine is great news for jobs.
It’s no secret that the Coalition and Labor rarely completely agree on policies, however, one would assume tax cuts is one policy everyone should be able to get around.
In only a few weeks you’ll be able to file your tax returns. And we imagine you wouldn’t say no to an extra $1,900 or so in refunds. But Labor has cast those refunds into doubt leaving the government in negotiations with crossbenchers to get the much needed income tax reform package through parliament.
Our soldiers sent out into the field should be taken care of, as they fight so that we can keep our freedoms. Therefore, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is vowing to step up the care for our veterans who are suffering from mental health issues.
There are obvious limits to every freedom we Aussies enjoy. As Communications Minister Paul Fletcher points out, that also applies to freedom of the press, which he says is not ‘absolute’.
Outgoing senior Labor senator Doug Cameron and Penny Wong have teamed up to force the Victorian CFMMEU boss John Setka to fall on his sword following negative comments regarding domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
Recent raids into ABC’s Sydney Headquarters, and Canberra home of New Corp Australia reporter, has sparked politically charged debates on freedom of the press, and the necessary protections needed for journalists in Australia.
The majority realised that while Australia should do its part to combat global pollution issues, going it alone is far too costly and would do nothing to impact any possible rises in the Earth’s temperature.
Recreational use is already legal throughout Canada, much of the US, and several nations in Europe, South America and Africa. It’s almost inevitable that Australia will follow suit and finally end the failed prohibition of cannabis. Though you can expect the Nanny Staters to fight that every step of the way.
Censorship is getting out of control. Left-leaning tech giants are acting as publishers, not platform owners. The social media giants are censoring ideas that their establishment paymasters don’t like.
A week after telling Victorians who have saved for a luxury car to ‘get a life’, it’s been revealed Treasurer Tim Pallas got special permission to have a Lexus as his chauffeur-driven ministerial car.
The fallout from the federal police raid on the ABC offices continues to grow. Australians are shocked that this could happen in their own country. The Morrison government is in damage control, denying all knowledge or involvement. Labor is on the attack, trying to steer the blame back onto the government.
41 asylum seekers sailing from Sri Lanka and hoping to make Australia their home almost ended up at the bottom of the sea instead.
If you think the US’ attempts to prosecute and lock away Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for reporting the truth is a unique occurrence among supposedly free Western democracies, think again.
Fancy a tax cut this year? You’re not alone. But with tax filing season set to kick off in only four weeks, time is running short for the government to deliver on its signature tax cut plans. And you can point the finger of blame squarely at a class-obsessed Labor.
Liberal Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz should be careful what he wishes for. In supporting Israel Folau’s rights to share his religious views on social media, he noted that ‘workers cannot be sacked over their religious views’ in Australia. That’s a…
Nuclear is banned as a source of power but several Nationals MPs will put forward a motion in the Senate to create a committee to investigate using nuclear power in the energy mix.
Every Australian should have the right to believe what they feel is correct…so long as that doesn’t directly infringe on other Australians’ rights to study, work and live free of discrimination.
Last week, your regular editor Bernd Struben mentioned that change is coming to The Australian Tribune. Today, I’ll give you a little more detail on what that means.
It’s a plum job by anyone’s reckoning. But former foreign minister Julie Bishop has reportedly turned down an offer to become the next South Australian governor.
With illegal cross border immigration soaring into the millions per year across the globe, New Zealand enjoys a unique natural advantage over other first world nations battling to secure their borders.
Mr Morrison and his ministers were sworn in at Government House in Canberra on Wednesday, having secured a parliamentary majority at the 18 May election.
The state’s public health system is highly vulnerable to cyber attacks but staff awareness of data security is low with issues around physical security, password management and other access controls, Auditor-General Andrew Greaves said in a report.
It’s not yet two weeks since Labor lost the unlosable election. But already there has been plenty of finger pointing going around. Many in the left wing blame the party’s trouncing in Queensland for their unexpected defeat. But former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd disagrees.
THC Global is facing ‘extraordinary delays’ receiving it manufacturing permits for two facilities in Queensland, according to their chairman Steven Xu. However, chief executive Ken Charteris’ recent contacts with the Office of Drug Control has been ‘highly positive’, Xu stated.
In a world kept afloat by an ever-rising tide of debt, Victoria’s Labor government is acting according to script. And that is to write a budget that will see the state’s debt double to $55 billion over the next four years.
The power industry has labelled the energy mandate as labelled draconian, extreme and arbitrary, AAP reports. This gives the federal government unparalleled powers to break up power companies.