Albanese in Perth commenting on job and economic growth

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese visited Perth, listening to and addressing the needs of WA. Mr Albanese discussed jobs and the economy, commenting on the disappointing RBA’s governor downgrading Australia’s growth by a quarter of a percent to below trend. “The Australian economy at the moment is performing in terms of growth on under-trend levels. We…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi increases majority in election win

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: Narendra Modi’s Facebook Page Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to increase his majority as counting of India’s general election votes continue. Official data from India’s Election Commission on Thursday (local time) showed Mr Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be ahead in 302 of the available 542…

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.…

Labor commits almost $600,000 for new playgrounds in remote NT communities

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today joined the Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $588,000 towards new playgrounds in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The playgrounds will be delivered by Children’s Ground, a not-for-profit organisation that works with First Nations…

OPINION: Thanks For Coming Scott!

Commentary By Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies At Murdoch University. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was in WA late last week trying to shore up support for the Coalition ahead of this year’s federal election. He has a very tough job when it comes to persuading voters to give his…

AEC Youth Voter Enrolment Figures At A Record High

Recent AEC data has revealed a boost in young voter numbers and is looking to be promising in the wake of the upcoming federal election. Bill Shorten’s latest Perth visit to announce election commitments aimed at WA youth is promising to the masses. Global politics and policy lecturer Dr Ian Cook said this is obviously…

Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…

Belmont or Redcliff? Voting Open to Name New Station

Local community will have the chance to vote on the name of a new train station being built as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The survey asks community members whether they prefer the name Belmont or Redcliff for the first station on the line. In July, the City of Belmont unanimously voted to change the…

Local Councillors Concerned About Low Young Voter Numbers

Local government councillors believe not enough young Western Australians are getting involved in their local government elections. Councillors are concerned young people feel they will not be heard despite voicing their views about issues that affect them. “I think the young people are concerned that even if they did voice their opinion, it would just…

Kenya Supreme Court nullifies election result

In a landmark decision the Kenyan Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta, declaring a new election must occur within 60 days. The decision has been labelled a watershed moment for the nation, and sets a new precedent for the continent. The court placed the blame on the election commission, saying it “committed…