Australia

NSW Police want Sydney siege inquest hearing closed to public

Edited by Nelly T. In an effort to protect their tactics and methodology from scrutiny, NSW police have backed down on an attempt to have all their evidence heard in private at the Sydney siege inquest. However after discussing with legal teams representing the victims’ families and the media, they have conceded to only part of it being heard privately. ...

Biggest Gamble in Malcolm Turnbull’s Political Career  

  Edited by Nelly T. Parliament begins a special sitting today highlighting Malcolm Turnbull’s large gamble, the action comes as opinion polls show the coalition is either behind or neck-and-neck with Labor. The Australian newspaper published a newspoll today showing Labor maintaining its lead over Coalition 51 to 49 per cent after preferences. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has opened a ...

Australia’s Natural wealth doubles to $6 trillion according to ABS Data

Edited by Nelly T. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the value of Australia’s natural wealth almost doubled within the last decade, rising from $3 trillion in 2006 to $5.8 trillion in 2015. This is the first time ABS has compiled the environmental and economic indicators which fuel the economy, the figures are based on Australia’s natural assets ...

DV Victims given Access to Partners Criminal History in NSW

Edited by Nelly T. In an Australian first, access to a partner’s criminal history is now available to those concerned they are at risk of domestic violence. People concerned for their safety have now been given the opportunity to walk into a police station and request information about their partner’s convictions and breaches of domestic violence orders, from today onwards. ...

PM visits WA to supports gas prospect

Edited by Nelly T. During the welcome reception of the LNG18 conference in Perth Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the fading of Australia’s investment boom in mining and resources was “always going to happen” but that the production phase of the new plants would last well into the future. Mr. Turnbull visited Barrow Island off the WA coast to view ...

Australia’s AAA rating must “demonstrate ongoing restraint”

Edited by Nelly T. According to the NAB’s global head of research, Peter Jolly the Commonwealth government’s debt load is pushing against the rating agencies AAA boundary. In frank terms treasurer Scott Morrison will need to tread carefully for a time to slow the growth of Australian government debt while balancing the looming election and the need for ongoing monetary ...

Chinese Investment in Australia is at its highest since 2008

Edited by Nelly T. Investors are taking advantage of the lower Australian dollar leading to Chinese investment to reach its second highest level in 2015 since its peak year in 2008. Chinese investment in Australia has grown 60% to $15 billion as investors continue to buy real estate and expand into new areas such as healthcare. According to the KPMG ...

Victoria’s East West Link funding unlocked

Edited by Nelly T. The Turnbull government has unlocked the earmarked federal funding for Victoria’s East West Link. Part of the $1.5 billion will go to widening the Monash Freeway, which the state government will cooperatively fund the Prime Minister hopes. A list of alternative projects that could be funded with the money allocated for the dumped East West Link ...

Malcolm Turnbull: Labor seizes poll lead from Coalition

Edited by Nelly T. A Newspoll published The Australian on Monday night shows Labor leading the coalition for the first time since Malcolm Turnbull took office. The poll shows Labor ahead by 51 per cent to 49 per cent in two-party preferred terms. The poll, ahead of a possible double-dissolution election on July 2, shows the government’s primary vote down ...

Ukraine gets uranium from Australia

Edited by Nelly T. Australia will soon sell uranium to Ukraine in exchange for power generation.   It was on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in the United States to take part in the global nuclear security summit, Bishop is also expected to attend a dinner meeting hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House.   At ...

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