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.
The lesson we can draw from history and across the world is that when we undermine the rule of law — which is the only thing that keeps our hands in our pockets — we tend to start feeling around for our guns.
Kim Jong-un’s sudden openness to giving up his cherished nukes is the really powerful image here. This comes after many pundits insisted the only good outcome was for the world to simply accept a nuclear armed North Korea.
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.
Here’s the most important takeaway. One you’re not going to read in the mainstream media: The poor, naïve customers are not without blame.
Saudi Arabia is pulling out of its plans to list their state-owned oil giant Aramco in the US in what would have been the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO). Time will tell if the Saudis open their oil taps wider now that the IPO looks to be off the table.
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.
In case you missed it, the US government is almost out of money…again. If a deal isn’t reached by midnight this Friday (US time), some government agencies will be shuttered…again.
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.
The deployment of a highly toxic nerve agent in the heart of London has sent shudders throughout Britain and the Western world. However, the Russian government is strenuously denying all accusations.
It was a big weekend for voters and politicians with a by-election for the seat of Batman in Victoria. And also a state election in South Australia. Then of course, there was the presidential election in Russia.
Trump didn’t need Tillerson, a dovish Secretary of State at his side. He needs Pompeo, a fellow hawk, willing to stare down Jong-un. And to back tough words with action, if need be.
Relations between Britain and Russia are sliding towards a new Cold War after UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of the recent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skirpal and his daughter.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten released a plan for tax reforms targeting investors, that Labor admits will affect over 200,0000 pensioners. But Labor’s proposed reforms will not only affect pensioners.
This year’s election is leaning in Vladimir Putin’s favour, as many of his supporters are passionate on the president’s efforts during his term. And his opponents aren’t happy with the tough competition as they describe it as more of a re-coronation rather than an election.
Before you start believing our pollies and the mainstream media, have a look at the facts and figures to see if what they are telling you is the truth. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
Trump’s plan will introduce a levy of a 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminium. Analysts and investors have been doubting Trump’s resolve to follow through on his bluster since day one. That’s a mistake.
You would think the French police have enough to keep them occupied without enforcing politically correct behaviour. Now, five politicians submitted proposals to criminalise ‘comments, behaviour or pressure of a sexist or sexual character’.
In a move that could set off a trade war, US President Donald Trump yesterday announced that the US would impose import tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Woolworths’ shares dropped this morning after allegations yesterday regarding the firm’s poker machine operations. And Aussie pollies aren’t happy.
Younger generations have grown up in this digital culture, and haven’t known much outside of it. As time passes, the influence of social media in politics will only grow.
In today’s era of ultra-connectivity, celebrity comments can cause significant share market disruptions. And US President Donald Trump has had a lot to say via Twitter.
If Australia continues on its current path, the population is expected to grow by 11.8 million people by 2046. Abbott is not pointing the finger at recent immigrants. He is sounding the alarm about the negative impacts of continued rapid population growth.
Remember the opening scene of the first Terminator movie? The opening credits claim that man and machine will fight their final battle in the present, not the future. Well, that battle may be about to begin, with protests over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to create autonomous weapons of war.
The political climate means that defence spending is on the rise. North Korea is one trigger. As is the ongoing threat of terrorism. The boost to Australia’s defence capabilities may well be timely, possibly even well overdue.
An abundance of Asian shoppers are buying baby formula in large quantities, to sell on to China for profit. Masses of Asian shoppers often go through checkouts and later return to buy more quantities of the product.
If the mountainous levels of debt accumulated by Aussie home owners is anything to go by, that Ponzi scheme may be alive and well right here in the housing market.