Category: Politics

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The trigger is all but pulled: Australia set to head to the polls July 2.

Any moment now, the Prime Minister will announce that Australia will be going to the polls early this year and though it might not seem like it, this is a very big deal. This article will explain everything you need to know about the importance of an early election in 2016.

The Senate yesterday voted down Turnbull’s attempt to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). It comes after last month when the PM and Attorney-General George Brandis officially advised Governor General Peter Cosgrove to restore the Parliament early to debate the Coalition’s two pivotal industrial relations bills if they were not passed. This established a double dissolution trigger. Read more …

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Panama Papers Rock Global Politics and Finance

The Panama Papers is the biggest leak of documents in financial history. The saga rages on after red-handed Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson officially resigned from his post overnight.

So what are these Panama Papers? Up until Monday the shady financial dealings of politicians and celebrities was something widely believed but easily dismissed as conspiracy, there was no evidence or paper trail until the leak of the so called Panama Papers, which Edward Snowden calls the “Biggest leak in the history of data journalism.”  Read more …