You may not recall much from 1989–91. But if you were a home owner in Sydney, you likely lost sleep during those years as you watched your home’s value plummet. Now Sydney is on track to beat that ruinous record.
Have you heard of Tuvalu? The nation of nine tiny islands sits around 3,500 kilometres off Australia’s east coast. It has a population of just under 12,000 people. Yet its government is trying to strong arm Australia’s domestic climate policies.
Over in the US, concern is mounting that more than a few of the 360,000 Chinese nationals studying in US schools could be spying for the Communist Party.
The Australian Tribune believes the government’s proposed new laws to enable agencies to read encrypted messages go too far. The laws will erode citizens’ rights to online privacy and could undermine public safety.
Welcome to the Northern Territory, where parliament has essentially done away with the concept of gender. Or at least with the concept that your girlfriends are girls, your boyfriends are boys, and your intersex friends are intersex.
It was the op-ed that everyone conveniently missed. Alexander Downer’s intriguing piece in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) three and a half weeks ago showed that there is more to the Khashoggi killing than meets the eye.
Trump has kept up his criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He says that some of the Fed’s policies and their continuation of raising interest rates were harming the US economy.
Proposed laws to make migrants wait up to four years before being able to access any form of welfare benefit have officially passed the first stage in federal parliament.
Julia Banks was hardly the staunchest supporter of her own government at the best of times. Her public proclamations tended to sound more at home coming from a Labor MP than a Liberal member.
According to the global body, Australia is not on track to meet its Paris climate commitments. Don’t worry though. We’re in good company. Only half of the G20 group is supposedly on track, mostly smaller and highly urbanised nations.
There are good reasons why many European nations are on track to meet their Paris Climate Agreement carbon reductions. First, most of these nations are small and highly urbanised. Perhaps more importantly, many EU nations derive much of their energy from nuclear power.
Perhaps Greens leader Richard Di Natale is still smarting from the numerous allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct levelled at his own party in recent weeks.
While the Labor party is celebrating one of its most dominant showings in Victorian state election history, the Greens are licking their wounds.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made it clear he doesn’t intend to go anywhere. But not all of his fellow Liberals are pleased with that decision. Nor, it would seem, are they pleased with some of Abbott’s staunchest supporters.
May’s hopes of getting her Brexit deal through the Commons have been dealt another major blow after Trump expressed concern that it could harm trade with the US.
The National Climate Assessment in the US notes that the cost of damaging weather in the US in the last few years is at record levels. But it appears they did not take into account the increased population and resulting dwellings in many of the areas hit by natural disasters. However Trump stated, ‘I don’t believe it’.
We can all agree that terrorists should be tracked down and eliminated from Australian soil. Even if we can’t all agree on which acts are or are not terrorist related. And every Australian’s personal freedom — the right to privacy and security on the internet — is at risk with the government’s proposed new law.
In a sign that maybe, just maybe, the deal will go ahead, EU leaders formally agreed to a Brexit deal at a summit in Brussels, urging Britons to back May’s package.
Victorians voted on Saturday and the results have left the Liberals in a weaker position. But the party’s leaders insist that their vision on a national level remains the best for Australia.
In another Twitter frenzy, Trump has revealed that migrants at the US–Mexico border will stay in Mexico until their asylum claims are individually approved in US courts.
With energy costs demanding ever more of consumers’ discretionary spending money, the Morrison government is set to introduce its ‘big stick’ energy company divestiture laws to parliament this sitting fortnight.
As surely as night follows day, any mention of reducing Australia’s high-level immigration intake, to address its skyrocketing population, will see vested interests shout down the idea.
In a rather funny turn of phrase, the Former Labour PM Tony Blair has said the current Brexit deal is ‘a dodo’ and somewhere between, ‘painful and pointless’.
Matthew Guy’s single-minded focus on crime and terror have netted him an election defeat that will take years to recover from. Meanwhile, the Labor party has won on a platform that has promised to throw even more money at Victorian…
The Greens Party pride themselves on being the moral voice of Australia. They’re idealists that only ‘want the best’ for Australians. But are they as morally right as they believe?
British Prime Minister Theresa May is remaining firm on her Brexit plan. Very few are matching her confidence, with a number of members of her party opposed to the deal she has drafted.
Two weeks ago, Australia had its second terrorist attack and the first in Melbourne. Prime Minister Scott Morrison took it upon himself to call out the community leaders that could help prevent these types of attacks.
Labor has announced it will subsidise 100,000 household batteries to support their solar panels and invest $15 billion in energy transmission and generation if it wins the next federal election.
A number of Muslim leaders, offended by Scott Morrison’s comments saying they should do more to combat extremism, have decided to boycott a proposed meeting with the prime minister.
Victoria’s Liberal Party has launched a website called ‘Daniel Andrews Sucks’. Authorised by Nick Demiris, Victorian Liberal Party’s state director, the website features a clip of the Labour leader in a jester hat, as crime victims share their personal stories.