Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

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…

Florida man charged over US mail bombs

By Cassandra Elliott Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Florida was arrested on Friday. He is suspected of sending 14 mail bombs and has been arrested and charged with multiple offences. DNA and fingerprints found on packages sent to the former president Barack Obama and Democratic congress-woman Maxine Waters matched those of Sayoc’s previous police…

Government Reinstates Nollamara Bus Route 354

Previously scrapped bus route 354 has ben reinstated by the McGowan Government, delivering on one of their election commitments. Starting again on Monday August 6th, the new and improved route 354 will run from Mirrabooka Bus Station via Nollamara Shopping Centre and Flinders Street, before terminating at Dog Swamp Shopping Centre on Nangar Street. Connecting northern…

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…