Sun still rises after Trump victory

Ever the articulate leader, President Obama said it best – ‘No matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning’.  While the uneducated scramble around like headless chickens following the election of Donald Trump to the White House and global markets took a hit, it must be remembered that the status quo hasn’t changed…

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What the Federal Budget brings to West Australians

Commentary by contributor Helene Fung.  There’s no point in sugar-coating it: WA didn’t get a front row seat to many of the initiatives just announced in the new budget. Not only are we not getting any Federally-funded road and rail infrastructure projects, but we’re also not benefitting as much from increased defense spending as some of…

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Is WA’s conservative mentality getting in the way of real progress?

OVER THE FENCE By Helene Fung Last week, I saw in the news that “all but one of Australia’s state premiers and chief ministers have signed a declaration calling for an Australian head of state”. I clicked to read the article in more detail; and no surprises there, we (by that I mean WA) are…

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What does it mean to be an Australian

Written By Senior Journalist: Helene Fung As an immigrant who had to earn the right to be here, I’ve never taken the privilege to an Australian passport (and the ability to enter many countries without needing to worry about getting a visa) for granted. As I plan and prepare for a pot luck gathering to…

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