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…

Labor Reflects On Election Loss As Young Members Agree With Party Review

Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has admitted his party had got it wrong during this year’s federal election, while Young Labor members responded positively towards the review. The comprehensive response comes following the Labor Party’s shock election loss, despite major polling indicated that Labor would won the federal election back in May. During his address…

Democrats votes sufficient to pass Trump impeachment resolution in US House of Representatives 

By Helene Fung A resolution to formally proceed with the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump has won a vote in the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, 232 votes to 196 votes, despite all Republicans opposing the resolution.  This vote signifies a transition from closed-door interviews with witnesses to public hearings,…

Twitter will ban political advertising globally

By Helene Fung In response to growing concerns over social media posts containing fake news from, and about, politicians, Twitter announced that it would stop accepting political advertising world-wide, banning ads on both political issues as well as ads from candidates.  Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said full details of the policy will be unveiled soon,…

Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

Fake Hong Kong Police support letter – analysis of fake news

As demonstrations in Hong Kong reach their thirteenth week, a fake support letter from WA police has been in circulation this week. Spread overnight from Chinese social media pages, officials state this letter is not from the WA Police Force. The fake letter, supposedly written by a former WA Police Officer, shows tremendous support for…

WA Asian Engagement Strategy and Grants Program to boost economy

The newly announced WA Asian Engagement Strategy recognises the Asian region as the biggest economic, social and cultural for WA, and will support relationships necessary to increasing trade and investment opportunities with Asian markets, and will also diversify the State’s economy and create jobs. Aiming for a 2030 time frame, the strategy will deliver results…

British PM met French President in “constructive” Brexit talk

By Helene Fung French President Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Elysee Palace on Thursday local time, during which Mr Macron told Mr Johnson there’s not enough time for a total re-write of the Brexit deal before the deadline set on the 31st of October. In talks described by the French as…