Perth Ratepayers Voted For Change

Perth CBD ratepayers have voted in two new councilors in one of the most competitive local government election Western Australia has ever seen. Deputy Mayor James Limnios and counillor Reece Harley have retained their seats, while new counillors Lexi Barton and Steve Hasluck was voted in. Veteran counilor Judy McEvoy and councilor Keith Yong have…

New Zealand First holds balance of power after indecisive election

The final votes from the New Zealand election have been counted, with the ruling National Party winning 44.4% of the votes and the opposition Labour Party won 36.9%. This leaves the National Party with 56 seats and Labour with 46, both short of the 61 seats needed to govern outright in the 120 seat parliament.…

BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Kenya Supreme Court nullifies election result

In a landmark decision the Kenyan Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta, declaring a new election must occur within 60 days. The decision has been labelled a watershed moment for the nation, and sets a new precedent for the continent. The court placed the blame on the election commission, saying it “committed…

Massive New Water Tank for Ellenbrook to Create Jobs

Work has begun on a massive 80-million litre water tank that will help provide water to the North-eastern metropolitan corridor. The new tank will be the largest ever built by the Water Corporation and will provide more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook residents. City of Swan Councillor Kevin Bailey said that he was happy to…

Hung Parliament Delivered, No Majority for Conservatives and Labour

The UK is facing a hung parliament, with neither Conservative of Labour parties able to win a majority in the country’s election. Both parties did not reach the required 326 seats to govern in their own right, despite the Conservatives previously well ahead in polls when the election was called. The BBC said earlier the…

British PM On London Attacks: Enough Is Enough

British Prime Minister Teresa May has responded to the third terrorist attack with a statement, saying “Enough Is Enough”. It comes after two attacks happened at London Bridge and Borough Market on 10AM Saturday morning (local time), with reports saying number of people were stabbed following a vehicle and knife attack. It’s confirmed that at least 7 people were…

Reports Jared Kushner Allegedly Sought Secret Communication with Russia

Jared Kushner, son in law and part of the inner circle of U.S. President Donald Trump, allegedly sought to create a ‘secret communications channel’ with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post cites unidentified U.S. officials, who were briefed in intelligence reports about the alleged meeting between Mr Kushner and…

The Conservatives and SNP Triumphed in General Election

(Video version of the story begins at 04:47 in the newscast.) The United Kingdom has restored a majority government after the General Election.  Forty-six  million British took part in the voting. The Conservatives successfully formed a majority government after crossing the line of 326 in the race of 650 Parliament seats. By eventually getting 331 seats,…