For the last two years, the US hasn’t had an ambassador based in Australia. Sure, we’ve had acting ones, but this’ll be the first under US President Donald Trump.
Now, as lending in the housing market falls below its 10-year average, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is urging banks to start approving home loans.
Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any sillier, Clive Palmer and US rock band Twisted Sister come to the rescue. Less than a week into 2019, and we’re already back to time-wasting politics.
Dutton stands by his decision to revoke Australian citizenship from Islamic State jihadist and recruiter Neil Prakash, insisting that ‘based on all the intricate detail and fact of this particular matter, is that Mr Prakash is, by operation of law, a citizen of Fiji’, he told reporters in Brisbane earlier this week.
There’s genuine cause to say ‘Happy New Year’, with 2019 bringing in a new round of tariff cuts on Aussie exports. On 1 January, 1500 products included in Australia’s free trade agreement with China and Korea had their export tariffs removed or reduced.
For years now, the Labor party has been using quotas to try and address this imbalance within their own ranks. Today, nearly half of all Labor politicians are women. But within the Liberal and National coalition, the balance remains much more skewed, at five-to-one.
2018 has come and gone. And if you followed along with the political shenanigans in Canberra, it may have left a bit of bad aftertaste. Now, at the crux of a new year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed the government can, and will, do better.
With so much happening in the world right now, and global stocks on the cusp of a bear market, it’s a perfect time for The Rum Rebellion to launch.
After claims of a 2011 sexual harassment allegation against Mr Buckingham came to light, the MP has been under pressure to leave the NSW Greens by party rivals.
It won’t be a popular decision with globalists. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison stood firm on the need for Australia, and Australia only, to determine who comes into the nation.
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.
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.
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
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.
The first budget update has disclosed information that could mean additional money for Australian wallets. Mr Frydenberg’s budget has disclosed an $11 billion war chest at the government’s will before the next election.
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.
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.
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.
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?
We all know you can’t take every opinion poll at face value. But when you consistently lose every leadership poll — and by a factor of 18% or more — it’s a big stretch to claim that you’re popular.
The allegations of bullying made against Labor’s New South Wales MP Emma Husar were brought forward by numerous staff members. Though Husar continues to deny these claims, the NSW Labor party is moving on.
John Howard, for one, isn’t dissuaded by the polls. And, with four election wings under his belt as Liberal leader, his belief that ScoMo will defy the poll odds and win next year shouldn’t go unnoticed.
The realisation that Australia has been growing too rapidly for too long is beginning to sink in. Yes, Australia is a nation historically built on immigration. But times change…
We’ve been given detailed information regarding our country’s newest addition — F-35A Joint Strike Fighters. And yesterday, the first two landed in Newcastle.
With the security of their own borders foremost in mind, Australia, the US and a number of other nations, opted not to sign the UN’s non-binding global pact intended to better handle migrant flows.