Japan to acquire capabilities to stop missiles within enemy territory

By Helene Fung Japan’s ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party, approved a proposal to acquire capabilities ballistic missile attacks within enemy territory. The proposal will be presented to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as early as next week. Japan’s National Security Council will then assess the proposal, and it is expected to finalise new defence policies…

Boris Johnson defends Churchill statue which is targeted by protesters

By Helene Fung British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been “hijacked by extremists”, and it is “absurd and shameful” that statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has to beboarded up ahead of expected weekend protests in London due to vandalism risk. A number of…

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…

Australia stands alone at Pacific Islands Forum

By Helene Fung Heads of Pacific countries including Australia and New Zealand held marathon meetings in Pacific nation Tuvalu for the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum. A statement on climate change and a communique have been agreed early Friday morning. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to endorse the Tuvalu Declaration made by smaller Pacific…

British Prime Minister Race Narrows Down to Two

By Helene Fung The leadership ballot of Conservative Party MPs – the ultimate winner is set to become the next British Prime Minister – recently went into the fifth round, and Environment Minister Michael Gove, who only got 75 votes, had been knocked out. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt survives, having secured 77 votes. Boris Johnson…

First Aboriginal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt outlines priorities

By Helene Fung Ken Wyatt recently made history as the first ever Aboriginal MP who has been appointed as Indigenous Affairs Minister.  In a candid interview with our program Western Perspective, Minister Wyatt said that he understands from first-hand experience situations of those he will try to help:  “I’ve been immersed from a life experience…

Federal Labor pledge to work towards WA interest

As WA relished in another Bill Shorten trip to the State with announcements aplenty, will all the election promises be enough to secure the swing votes Labor is expecting? The Opposition’s latest trip to Perth saw the Labor double decker red bus take to the streets, in between multiple announcements of youth job opportunities and…