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Election wrap up: what’s up with the polls?

Election wrap up: what’s up with the polls?

May 23, 2019

The federal election was campaigned relentlessly from all sides, however, Ipsos polls on the day showed the Australian Labor Party (ALP) ahead of The Liberal Party 52-48. Despite this, and all other polls...

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

May 21, 2019

The word ‘detective’ has become somewhat synonymous with ‘superhero,’ ‘wizard’ or ‘unicorn,’ as it seems like the type of thing that only exists in our favourite TV shows, movies and books. The...

WA’s waste future is in our hands

WA’s waste future is in our hands

May 20, 2019

In a time where there is a never-ending list of things to purchase, we’re often left with plenty of new goodies, but also plenty of waste. While new and shiny purchases are all well and good, do you...

COMMENT: Labor’s election loss a failure of leadership

COMMENT: Labor’s election loss a failure of leadership

May 20, 2019

If there is one lesson the Australian Labor Party need to take from the disastrous 2019 election it’s this: leadership matters.  Although many will come out and point the finger elsewhere – ambitious policies, the relationship with the trade union movement or a focus on the...

New ‘revenge porn’ laws bring tougher penalties.

New ‘revenge porn’ laws bring tougher penalties.

May 13, 2019

The Western Australian parliament has recently joined other states across Australia in introducing new legislation on 'revenge porn', the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Federal laws passe...

Wages shaping as a key election battleground

Wages shaping as a key election battleground

May 13, 2019

With the federal election in full swing, there are countless campaigns underway – not only from the parties vying for seats themselves, but also business groups, lobby groups and unions seeking to get ...

Bishop’s Curtin: In play despite 15.5% margin

Bishop’s Curtin: In play despite 15.5% margin

May 13, 2019

Since its establishment, Julie Bishop's seat of Curtin, that encompasses Perth's wealthy Western suburbs, has been held by the Liberals (except for a brief spell when it was held by a Liberal Independent),...

Stirling electorate: Diverse and marginal at 6.1%

Stirling electorate: Diverse and marginal at 6.1%

May 13, 2019

The federal electorate of Stirling was first named and voted on in 1955. It was named after the first governor of the Swan River Colony, Sir James Stirling. Over its 64-year history it has had 18 elections...

The electorate of Hasluck: 2.1%

The electorate of Hasluck: 2.1%

May 13, 2019

The seat of Hasluck will be one to watch on election night, May 18. The Liberal Party currently holds the seat with one of the smallest margins nationally, at 2.1%. Last election saw the Labor Party increase...

Forensic details as Clarke case continues

Forensic details as Clarke case continues

May 6, 2019

In 2013 Xavier (52) and Ambrose Clarke (54) were tried for the murder of businessman Peter Davis. In February 2018, the board of appeals overturned that court's decision  and ordered a re-trial. The re-trial...

Shifting the economy’s foundations

Shifting the economy’s foundations

May 6, 2019

Fresh approaches to solving Australia's economic problems will be vigorously debated in Perth later this year, thanks to local social innovation group Enkel and New Economy Network Australia (NENA) collaborating...

Electric vehicle: are they inevitable?

Electric vehicle: are they inevitable?

May 6, 2019

Electric vehicles have been a hot topic for discussion since the Labor party announced its goal to have half of all new car sales in Australia electric by 2030. Despite this goal being criticised by...

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