Australia stands alone at Pacific Islands Forum

By Helene Fung Heads of Pacific countries including Australia and New Zealand held marathon meetings in Pacific nation Tuvalu for the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum. A statement on climate change and a communique have been agreed early Friday morning. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to endorse the Tuvalu Declaration made by smaller Pacific…

ANALYSIS: Will tax cuts help young Australians to get ahead?

Analysis By: Elson Goh, Curtin University Tutor & Certified Financial Planner Fiscal policy is the tool used by the government to adjusts its spending levels and tax rates to influence the economy. The current state of the economy requires nothing short of a miracle to turn it around. Business confidence have fallen close to recession…

Parliamentary press freedom inquiry expected following AFP raids

A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom appears inevitable despite Scott Morrison not having yet committed to review. The Prime Minister and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher are consulting with senior media executives over a potential inquiry, following Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC’s Sydney offices. Mr Fletcher said…

Scott Morrison’s new-look cabinet sworn in

Scott Morrison and his reworked cabinet has been sworn in, officially taking office after a shock federal election victory. The Prime Minister and his ministry were sworn in at Government House this morning, with the Governor-General making the new-look cabinet official. Mr Morrison and deputy PM Michael McCormack’s cabinet will feature a number of changes…

Albanese “best choice” for Labor as he assumes Labor leadership

Anthony Albanese is the strongest choice as federal Labor leader a political expert has claimed, as Mr Albanese was confirmed as the party’s leader. Murdoch University Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Dr Ian Cook said that Australians would be “looking for Albanese to be a better salesperson for Labor Party policies” after he was…

Weekly student protests against Government climate change inaction

Climate in-action has reached its boiling point with students activists ready to strike weekly, unless changes are made. Passionate and environmentally conscious students want to show that they are not backing down from the climate fight. Last week’s election result triggered cries for help that the environment will continue to be neglected by Scott Morrison…

3 More Years Of Coalition Rule Following A Miracle Win

By Vesh Arumugam The Liberals are back on top once again securing the majority seats in the Parliament beating Labor with a huge standoff in figures. However, it wasn’t a lucky day for Labor. Labor lost to 8 seats less to its contester Liberal. Outgoing Labor leader, Bill Shorten said “it is obvious that Labor…

Swan candidate fight to hold marginal seat

With only 12 days to go until the ever anticipated federal election, Steve Irons, Federal Member for Swan is committed to providing the best outcome for his electorate. Campaigning with the Prime Minster to maintain his Swan seat, Mr Irons is solid in promising a stable government, great economic security and more jobs than before.…