The fear of back lash from one’s own party wasn’t enough to stop one of the Queensland opposition MPs voting in favour of laws to decriminalise abortion.
On Wednesday it was revealed that the Victorian Police were interviewing Victorian Labor MPs over the ‘red shirts’ rort scheme. In comments yesterday, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the result of the investigation could be released before the election.
To meet the Paris Climate Agreement emissions reduction target, we would need to spend $52 billion over the next 12 years. For the same price, we could build at least 11 state of the art nuclear power plants.
According to The Australian, John Howard is now going in to bat for Liberal in the Wentworth seat, trying to regain enthusiasm from ‘grumpy voters’ who have lost faith in the party since Turnbull’s recent ousting. But this will likely be a tough feat for Howard, having to follow the Sydney Harbour electorate by-election, which went south from Turnbull’s previous 18% two-party preferred vote.
It was a bold and unorthodox plan. One that would have seen WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escape the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he’s been holed up for six years fearing extradition to the US if he steps outside the door.
We’ve all been guilty of making off-the-cuff remarks we’d prefer weren’t repeated to the world at large. That advice comes just a bit late for Simon Bridges, New Zealand’s opposition leader.
Hanson’s motion — supported by 28 out of the 59 government senators — failed by a narrow margin. It’s since proven an ugly embarrassment for the Liberals. Crumpling to far-left calls of racism, the majority of senators later backtracked and claimed to have been duped into casting the wrong vote.
It’s common to hear companies vilified for accepting tobacco money. Most non-profits and political parties alike, shun the donations. Activists say the money is ‘tainted’ by tobacco.
If you can stomach watching the ABC’s Q&A, which frequently descends into a self-congratulatory left-wing lovefest, you will occasionally hear a voice of common sense. This week’s voice of common sense was Liberal Senator James Patterson, who put holes in his opponent’s arguments throughout the debate.
Firmer laws for parties and other entities collecting foreign political donations are not too far away after Labour has agreed to most of the Coalition’s findings in a new report.
In a comment that appears intended to give Saudi officials a way to back down from their outright denials, Trump suggested ‘rogue killers’ could be responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance and presumed murder.
Whatever we’re going to do, we have to do it fast. A major climate report calling for a ban on all coal-generated electricity by 2050 was released earlier this month. But, would an end to coal energy be enough?
It’s not often we see agreement on both sides of the political stage. But yesterday, Bill Shorten announced that Labor would support the Coalition’s plan to fast-track tax relief.
His 50-48 confirmation by the Senate was a triumph for the presumption of innocence. You know, that pesky presumption that ensures you must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt…not the other way around.
Yes, that’s right, our former PM’s son, Alex Turnbull, has made it loud and clear that he shows no support to the Liberal party. Since his father’s removal, young Turnbull is adamant that Liberals have been taken over by a bunch of ‘extremists’.
There’s no shortage of rhetoric coming from the rattled Iranian regime. And at the end of the day, bombast may be the only tool at their disposal.
People love a scoreboard. Today with the IMF meeting in Bali, we have a chance to assess the current scoreboard in the US–China trade war.
Gay students hoping to attend their local taxpayer funded religious school, on the other hand, can take a hike. So too can gay teachers, looking for a job doing what they love…teaching kids to read or do their maths.
Melbourne has hit a record high of 4.8 million citizens — accounting for 19.05% of Australia’s population, and is set to hit 5 million by the end of this year. And Sydney is just as concerning — set to hit 5.64 million by the end of 2018.
Political correctness is one of those things that can be, and often is, taken way out of hand. In January this year, we saw a national debate over the term ‘white privilege’ erupt…
Desperate to derail Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, lefty politicians and their media mouthpieces threw their weight behind several uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct.
Saying no to the Paris agreement is not about climate change denial, it’s not even about saying no to reducing emissions, it’s about ensuring Australia’s economic health.
If you’ve been doing any driving of late, you’ll have noticed an unwelcome sting. Petrol is closing in on a record-setting AU$1.70 a litre. That’s partly due to the currently weak Aussie dollar and partly due to the artificially elevated oil price.
The age at which you’re eligible to receive a pension is going up across the world. People are living longer. And indebted governments are moving to ensure they can provide the basic needs they’ve promised to cover until death do us part.
This week saw Egyptian actor and activist, Amal Fathy receive a two-year jail sentence for a video she uploaded on her Facebook page. But is Australia as big an advocator for free speech as we think it is?
The supposedly ‘great minds’ down at The Age and the Grattan Institute seem to think two rather wrongheaded things. The first is that we don’t need major infrastructure projects. Apparently, they’re nothing but election-time vote grabs…
The mainstream media will tell you implementing this quota will stop discrimination, and give women more a voice in parliament. And while this might be true, it’s not guaranteed. The problem is what happens when the best person doesn’t get the job?
Slippery slope arguments are among the worst mistakes to make in debating. Well, it seems that this time the slope just became a lot more slippery.
At its core, the new bill will mandate that phone companies and tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook install spyware on mobile phones that they communicate with.
Valid points made by a valid politician. And it seemed, for just a brief moment, that the Australia Day debate would finally be over, shutting up the left wing troublemakers once and for all.