ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the Future of Western Australian Politics

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Mark McGowan’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic may have reshaped Western Australian politics for decades to come. Any leader is always one serious misstep away from electoral oblivion, but McGowan has put Labor in a position from which they can hold power for three more elections (the next…

Malaysia faces criticism of democratic regression following political turmoil and activist arrests

By Helene Fung Approximately 20 pro-democracy activists have been arrested and questioned by Malaysian police, after they protested in Kuala Lumpur against backroom political deals that resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the deputy of Dr Mahathir’s Bersatu party, Muhyuddin Yassin, taking over. Malaysia’s colonial era Sedition Act is among the…

Landslide Victory For Pro-Democracy Parties In Hong Kong’s District Council Elections.

Picture Courtesy: TMHK/Frances Hui Hong Kong citizens have rejected the Pro-Beijing Parties at the ballot box yesterday, with Pro-Democracy won with a landslide victory at a scale never seen before. The election was held peacefully yesterday despite the city was overshadowed by months of demonstration, due to the embattled Carrie Lam Government’s relentless push for…

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…

Expert opinion: How the ALP needs to recoup its election loss

Less than two weeks after the biggest Federal election event, former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is passing the ALP’s loss to everyone else and refusing to accept any blame on his own accord. This has then thrown newly appointed Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese, in the deep end, where he is now in full damage control…

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…