More than 11,000 scientists worldwide warn of climate emergency

Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency, warning that countries including Australia are not doing enough to limit warming. More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have signed a scientific paper, published in the journal BioScience, that declares the climate crisis “has arrived” and warning that is accelerating “faster than most scientists expect.”…

Better suited jobs for migrants to boost Australian economy

A report released by the BankWest Curtin Economics Centre details possible economic growth if skilled migrants are used to their full potential. Political Expert Ian Cook took us through the boosts migrants can give to the Australian economy and how to prolong the positive impacts. The newly released report positively outlines the contribution immigrants make…

Law amendments for gift cards to improve protection for consumers

Western Australians in possession of gift cards will be better protected, following changes to national gift card laws. The changes to Australian Consumer Law come into effect on Friday that will aim to guard consumers against financial losses and consumers being taken advantage of over the gift cards. Under the law changes, all gift cards…

EXCLUSIVE: Chung Wah Association moves on from negativity towards 110 year anniversary

As the Chung Wah Association overcomes recent rumours about their elections having Chinese intervention, they are looking forward towards the future. The Chung Wah Association’s 110th anniversary is near, with some big celebrations planned. Honourable secretary, Jen Ni Chong, said they want to change the perception of their association within the publics’ view. “I think…

National unemployment falls marginally for September

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen in September, with the drop in joblessness attributed to a fall in Australians looking for work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday that the nation’s jobless rate slipped slightly to 5.2 per cent for the month, a stronger than expected result. Meanwhile, Australia’s underemployment rate, which measures the…

Hong Kong people in Australia call on federal government to maintain Hong Kong connection

Hong Kong people living in Australia have called for recognition of their concerns following recent riots and protests, as they acknowledged the impact to fellow people affected in the region. People from Hong Kong gathered in Canberra to acknowledge those involved in disputes while also calling on government to maintain Hong Kong’s relationship with Australia.…

Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Federal government reintroduces drug testing for welfare recipients

Welfare recipients will have their payments cancelled if they refuse a drug test in the Coalition’s welfare drug test trial, the Federal Government has warned. The government reintroduced legislation to parliament on Wednesday that would enable drug-testing of 5000 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients. In introducing the legislation, the Coalition said substance abuse is “not…