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…

ANALYSIS: What’s the arrest of the Huawei executive got to do with you?

By: Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies. Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US government is part of a fight between the US and China that will shape international economics, politics and telecommunications for decades. And it’s a fight that Australia can’t avoid.…

The Who’s Who of Public Transport – ALP vs LIB

When it comes to public transport particularly Perth’s rail network, WA Labor has a lot to brag about whilst the WA Liberals are trying their best to match up with more and more promises. On Sunday and Monday, the Premier Colin Barnett and the Transport Minister Troy Buswell together opened fire against Labor’s Metronet, by…

Child’s life taken is one too many

The US government needs to get a grip on itself. In Chicago, the most recent victim of homicide is 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton, a bright student who had performed for President Barack Obama. The teenager was hanging out in a park with friends before being shot in the back by a gunman during the…