Australia reaches all-time low for climate change action, policy

Australia is performing extremely poorly in response to climate change, with claims the nation deserves to be criticised for a perceived lack of action. A new report has ranked Australia at the bottom of nations in relation to climate change response, as environmental advocates state that they are not surprised that the nation is not…

OPINION: 2019 is not a year for the young… a political retrospective.

OPINION PIECE BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook. The year started quite well for young people. The looming federal election had Scott Morrison promising to help Mark McGowan stimulate the WA economy, which meant that McGowan could outline initiatives to address the high rate of unemployment amongst young people. And schemes to help young people…

Climate Inaction Analysis – Part One

Part one of our climate inaction analysis series aired last night, exploring political resistance in the fight for climate change. I was inspired to invoke conversations around this topic after watching the newest climate documentary, 2040, directed and starred in by Australian Film Maker Damon Gameau. I sat down with Global Politics and Policy Lecturer,…

Labor’s post-election “trauma” continues following tax cut opposition back-down

Federal Labor has continued its post-election crisis by “confusing” Australians over its identity, after it back-flipped on its opposition to a part of the Morrison Government’s tax cuts, a political expert has claimed. The opposition opted to fully support Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s $158 billion package after originally opposing the third stage and proposing amendments…

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…

Federal election for “older people”, youth “left out” despite job promises: commentator

A political commentator has claimed the federal election will not be one for young voters, despite Liberal and Labor Party pledges catering to Australia’s youth. Murdoch University Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Ian Cook said both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had not done enough for young voters, while stating…