ANALYSIS: Not the end, but the beginning. Where to now for Hong Kong?

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Reports suggested that Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and the Chinese government were hoping that a “silent majority” would rise up and sweep pro-Beijing candidates to victory in the weekend’s district council elections. Let’s hope they weren’t that stupid. Months of protestors has forced voters’ to…

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…

Albanese in Perth commenting on job and economic growth

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese visited Perth, listening to and addressing the needs of WA. Mr Albanese discussed jobs and the economy, commenting on the disappointing RBA’s governor downgrading Australia’s growth by a quarter of a percent to below trend. “The Australian economy at the moment is performing in terms of growth on under-trend levels. We…

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…

Swan candidate fight to hold marginal seat

With only 12 days to go until the ever anticipated federal election, Steve Irons, Federal Member for Swan is committed to providing the best outcome for his electorate. Campaigning with the Prime Minster to maintain his Swan seat, Mr Irons is solid in promising a stable government, great economic security and more jobs than before.…

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…

OPINION: Thanks For Coming Scott!

Commentary By Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies At Murdoch University. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was in WA late last week trying to shore up support for the Coalition ahead of this year’s federal election. He has a very tough job when it comes to persuading voters to give his…

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…