Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute speaks on the extradition of Julian Assange at the National Press Club

A prominent Australian critic of Julian Assange has issued a new warning about the detained WikiLeaks founder. A leading foreign policy analyst and prominent critic of Julian Assange has said the detained WikiLeaks founder should not be the Australian government’s “only priority”. The Lowy Institute’s executive director, Michael Fullilove, has urged the Albanian government to … Read more

Morrison and the full falsetto media chorus against Anthony Albanese

Another day, another anti-Albanian smear campaign. Ten days away from the votes in Australia, the mainstream media chorus, led by Murdoch’s full falsetto and supplemented by backup singers, is in peak vocal ensemble mode. Suffice it to say that if Labor manages to wrest power from that scoundrel of the Morrison government, no one can … Read more

Frydenberg’s debate performance reveals ‘born to rule’ mentality

At the National Press Club on Tuesday, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg made a serious and disturbing claim that the Australian Labor Party “try to sneak into the government”. This seems to imply that Frydenberg sees our electoral system as vulnerable to manipulation and that any pro-Labour outcome could somehow be labeled as “sneaky”. This is … Read more

Federal election 2022: PM braces for RBA interest rate decision on Tuesday

The Liberal Party is gearing up for a big decision on Tuesday as two new polls suggest time is running out for Scott Morrison. The Liberal Party is bracing for the Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision on Tuesday as two new opinion polls suggest time is running out for Scott Morrison to secure another miracle … Read more

Pandemic not over, US unlikely to eliminate Covid-19: Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus pandemic is not over and the United States is unlikely to ever eliminate Covid-19, but should strive to control the virus, Anthony Fauci, America’s top expert said on Friday in infectious diseases. Health officials are instead hoping to move out of what he called the “acute pandemic phase” and reach a point … Read more

Election 2022: Sunrise hosts clash with Anthony Albanese in upcoming debate with Scott Morrison

Labor leader Anthony Albanese clashed with Sunrise hosts in a back-and-forth over an election issue. Anthony Albanese has been briefed on the televised leaders’ debates he will be attending. The Labor leader toured breakfast TV on Seven, Nine and the ABC on his first morning out of Covid-19 isolation, with each network squabbling over the … Read more

Election 2022: Sunrise hosts clash with Anthony Albanese in upcoming debate with Scott Morrison

Labor leader Anthony Albanese clashed with Sunrise hosts in a back-and-forth over an election issue. Anthony Albanese has been briefed on the televised leaders’ debates he will be attending. The Labor leader toured breakfast TV on Seven, Nine and the ABC on his first morning out of Covid-19 isolation, with each network squabbling over the … Read more

Investment properties: the Greens want to end “tax relief”

The Greens say they will end tax breaks for “real estate tycoons” after figures showed residents were squeezed by out-of-town investors. The Greens plan to scrap tax breaks for millionaires with multiple investment properties as figures show residents are being squeezed out of exclusive areas. Focusing on the Richmond seat in Rivers North, which encompasses … Read more

The ongoing media fixation on Albo’s ‘gaffe’

Journalists need to improve the quality of their questions instead of chasing ‘gotcha’ moments with political leaders, writes Dr Tim Thornton. AS MOST READERS will probably know, on the first day of the election campaign, Labor Leader Anthony Albanese was asked to specify the unemployment rate and the official cash rate, which are 4% are … Read more

United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer rushed to hospital

Billionaire mining magnate and United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer has had a nasty fall while preparing for a major event. United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer is recovering after he was rushed to hospital following a bad fall from a stage while preparing for his campaign launch event. The 68-year-old billionaire mining magnate was … Read more