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…

Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…

Belmont or Redcliff? Voting Open to Name New Station

Local community will have the chance to vote on the name of a new train station being built as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The survey asks community members whether they prefer the name Belmont or Redcliff for the first station on the line. In July, the City of Belmont unanimously voted to change the…

Local Councillors Concerned About Low Young Voter Numbers

Local government councillors believe not enough young Western Australians are getting involved in their local government elections. Councillors are concerned young people feel they will not be heard despite voicing their views about issues that affect them. “I think the young people are concerned that even if they did voice their opinion, it would just…

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…

Catalonia Regional Government to Hold Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s regional government has announced that it intends to hold an independence referendum on October 1st, in order to split from Spain. This is part of an ongoing debate Catalonia has been having with Madrid, with Catalonia having been pushing for independence for years. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said that the regional government had been…

Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails hacked

Just a few days out from the French national election the emails of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, the En Marche! Movement, have been hacked and released to the public. The latest event in a controversial campaign, which has been narrowed down to Macron or National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, may prove critical in the country’s…