OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…

OPINION: Donald Trump’s Big Gamble On North Korea

Only time will tell us whether the meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump was a success for those of us living in Australia. Most of us want to see fewer nuclear weapons in the world and in our region and, if their number can’t be reduced, less of a threat that those missiles will…

US vetoes Security Council resolution to protect Palestinian civilians

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution drafted by Kuwait that called for the protection of Palestinian civilians. The US was also the only nation to back its call to condemn Hamas for recent violence in the Gaza strip. The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, criticised the UN for…

Australian Diplomat Falls to Death in New York During “Game of Trust”

An Australian diplomat has plunged to his death after falling from the seventh floor of a New York City building. Julian Simpson, a second secretary to the United Nations (UN) for Australia, died in the early hours of Wednesday local time when he plummeted from his apartment building on Clinton Street in Manhattan onto the building’s…

Syria Pledges to Sign Paris Climate Change Agreement

Syria has revealed it will sign the Paris climate agreement, which will leave the United States as the only country to not be a part of the emissions-cutting deal if it makes good on its promise to leave. The nation took a break from its six-year civil war to announce plans at the 23rd Conference…

Trump Warns Kim Jong Un of “Grave Danger” Over Missile, Weapons Program

United States President has issued further warnings to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, telling him his weapons “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.” Mr Trump said to South Korean lawmakers on Wednesday Kim Jong Un’s regime has “interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness” claiming it “would…

Trump to Keep US Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to keep its travel ban and bar most refugees from entering the United States. It blocked a federal appeals court ruling from last on Tuesday that would have eased the ban and allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. “The…

Trump and Putin in First Face to Face Meeting

United States President Donald Trump has had his highly anticipated first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the meeting, which was also attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, covered a range of topics including the accusations that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Mr…