Liberals Demand An End To Dirt File Campaign

The Darling Range by-election has gone personal with Liberal Party candidate Alyssa Hayden targeted by a dirt file campaign. It’s reported that information on Ms Hayden when she was 19 years old were compiled by a supporter within the party, whom disagreed with Ms Hayden’s appointment to the election candidacy. After the revelations were published…

Little-Known Giuseppe Conte New PM of Italy

Picture Courtesy: Giuseppe Conte’s Facebook Page. Political novice Giuseppe Conte has been named Italy’s new prime minister, after getting the approval of President Sergio Mattarella. The Five Star Movement and League populist parties will form government, following 11 weeks of political deadlock leading to Conte’s appointment. 53-year-old Conte, a law professor was nominated by Matteo…

Ousted Malaysian PM Najib Razak promises to comply with travel ban

Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak said he will comply with a travel ban issued by the immigration department on Saturday, after he had announced a family holiday overseas. Mr Najib is to be at the centre of an investigation into a multi-billion dollar graft scandal through state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he founded.…

Mahathir Mohamad Expected to Be Sworn In Soon After Malaysia Election Win

Mahathir Mohamad is expected to be sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister for the second time, after a shock victory in the country’s election. Dr Mahathir will become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92 after toppling opponent Najib Razak and overturn six decades of rule by the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. The former PM…

Byford Residents Take Long Trips To Access Public Transport

State Labor Members for Perth’s South East have expressed their excitement over Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to build the Armadale to Byford railway line. Currently, Byford residents have to drive long distances if they want to access the Armadale or Mandurah train line. Labor Upper House East Metro MLC Matthew Swinbourn told WAMN…

Palaszczuk wins Queensland election as LNP concedes defeat

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Labor win in the Queensland election, after Tim Nicholls, leader of the LNP, conceded defeat. The Labor government, retaining its majority in Queensland’s government with 48 of the 93 seats, is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Ms Palaszczuk announced the victory on Friday night after informing the Governor,…

Putin to Seek Re-election in March

Vladimir Putin has revealed his intention to run for re-election next March. The Russian President said he will seek a new six-year term after making the announcement during a meeting with factory workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. “I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian…

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.…