Trump knows there won’t be a fairytale ending with North Korea, despite how well things have been going so far. But one thing we know about US President Donald Trump, he gets the job done.
Australia’s GDP growth has been in the spotlight recently, with the federal government proposing a budget heavily reliant on rosy growth predictions. But are our assumptions about economic growth reliable?
China’s growing influence over its neighbours has become a major issue in the upcoming 14 June elections for the tiny Pacific nation of the Cook Islands.
Political correctness has been growing for the past decade. But this next possible move, under consideration by Victorian councils, could see classic children’s books and toys banned.
Currently, domestic air passengers aren’t required to show photo identification to board domestic flights. But this could all change. And it’s all under the guise of best practices and your protection…
After US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, issues with Palestine arose. Tensions in Palestine have reached high levels, as its people in West Bank and Gaza are encouraged to protest Trump’s move.
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.
OPECs 2017 output cuts have managed to successfully push oil prices higher. But the agreement only runs to the end of 2018. Already some members have said they might increase production before the end of the year. Like Russia.
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?
The latest figures show federal government debt will be ‘only’ $558 billion in 10 years. That was forecast to be $684 billion less than six months ago. Even if you had a close review of the budget, there’s one expenditure you probably missed.
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.
The fears that oil prices would rocket if US President Donald Trump canned the Iran nuclear accord have proven unfounded. Oil prices did nudge up on the news, but only around 2.5%. That limited price rise indicates Trump’s move had been widely anticipated.
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’.
As China’s wealth and power grow, so do its government’s demands on foreign companies and nations wishing to do business there. And when you’re talking about a totalitarian regime like China’s, caving in to these demands is a perilously slippery slope.
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.
For all the noise generated over our children being bad at spelling, maths and generally falling behind internationally, we are reminded — every so often — about how our kids are changing the world.
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.
China has been busy wooing Taiwan’s friends away. And the Dominican Republic caved in to China’s ‘soft diplomacy’ this week. This came in the form of a US$3 billion (AU$4 billion) low interest loan to fund much needed infrastructure in the impoverished country.
The massive increase in US production caught the market flatfooted in late 2014. Oil prices fell off a cliff into 2016, when WTI traded below US$30 per barrel. And it looks like history might repeat.
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.
When the royal commission comes to an end in a few months’ time, the disgraced financial services industries and their appeals for attention will be ignored. They will no longer have the ear and the favour of the powerful political class.
Governments around the world are determined to do everything in their power to keep this house of cards standing. However, this extraordinary asset inflation and unparalleled income inequality won’t end well.
Enjoy the extra 0.5% of your money the government has decided not to take from you this year. Despite Scott Morrison’s optimistic outlook, the Medicare levy — plus all the new levies the government has yet to dream up — are likely to be back on the table soon enough.
Despite what his own ego might be telling him, Trump cannot dictate the global oil price with a few tweets. However, he does have a large number of levers he can pull to increase supply…