Hong Kong legislative elections to be postponed for a year

By Helene Fung Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced on Friday night that the Legislative Council elections originally planned for September 2020 will be postponed for a year to September 2021, citing worsening COVID-19 outbreak as the reason. Ms Lam called the decision, made under the authority of a colonial-era emergency ordinance, “the most…

Joe Biden says China and Russia are trying to undermine US election

By Helene Fung US Presidential hopeful Joe Biden reportedly said at a fund raiser that China and Russia are trying to undermine the democratic process in the lead up to the presidential election in November, according to intelligence briefing that he received. The Washington Post quoted Mr Biden as having said “The Russians are still…

Donald Trump gives Roger Stone “get out of jail free” card

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump commuted the 40 months prison sentence of his ally and advisor Roger Stone on Friday (local time), days before Mr Stone was due to report to a federal prison to start serving his sentence for lying under oath to the US Congress investigating Russian interference in the 2016…

Singapore ruling party hopeful for election win

By Helene Fung Singapore held elections on Friday after it’s emerged from a lengthy lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to tallies on Saturday, the ruling party, People’s Action Party (PAP), set to retain power; however, it also appeared the opposition is set to gainsome new ground. While there had been COVID-19 outbreaks, predominantly…

EXCLUSIVE: One Nation WA Reveals It 2021 New Candidate Line-Up

Click here to watch the full report on WAMN News. One Nation has revealed their other upper house candidates for next year’s State election. Rod Caddies, Party President, said the stigma against One Nation being far right leaning has dulled, and they’re quite a progressive party in their own sense, just not to the extent…

WA Budget Back In The Black, First Surplus In 5 Years

The McGowan Government has announced its first budget surplus of $553 million, with net debt just over $4.1 billion. It’s understood the government will save $508 million in interest payments, with expense growth staying on the average of 1.3%. During a speech in Parliament, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says the budget was brought back to…

Labor commits almost $600,000 for new playgrounds in remote NT communities

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today joined the Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $588,000 towards new playgrounds in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The playgrounds will be delivered by Children’s Ground, a not-for-profit organisation that works with First Nations…

Labor promises new library for Harrisdale

The Federal Opposition has made reading and learning a priority in WA with promise to building a new library in Harrisdale if it is elected at the federal election. Labor will provide $2.5 million for the library near the new Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre that will be operational by 2021, that will accommodate a wide…

AEC Youth Voter Enrolment Figures At A Record High

Recent AEC data has revealed a boost in young voter numbers and is looking to be promising in the wake of the upcoming federal election. Bill Shorten’s latest Perth visit to announce election commitments aimed at WA youth is promising to the masses. Global politics and policy lecturer Dr Ian Cook said this is obviously…