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Goodbye PM Turnbull ! Scott Morrison is to be the new PM!

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish -Book 4 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" written by Douglas Adams In what has been an extraordinary show of putting the nation second to their own internal political struggle the Liberal party has continued to lurch back and forth with all internal sections swaying and staggering from crisis to crisis. No one...

Grattan on Friday: A Dutton win would give the conservatives a stranglehold on the Liberal party’s throat

Let’s be frank: Turnbull has made a hash of his prime ministership. Mick Tsikas/AAP The Liberals stand at a crossroads. As Malcolm Turnbull flagged on Thursday, this battle is about an attempt to drag the party to the right. Let’s be frank: Turnbull has made a hash of his prime ministership. In a business where expectations are crucial, he’s failed to meet...

Why and how retailers turn everyday items into ‘must-have’ collectables

Our collections are a part of us and our life story, and the act of collecting holds a certain comfort. Shutterstock Coles’ recent “Little Shop collectables” promotion has proved a hit with consumers, with entire sets of the toy products selling online for exorbitant prices. This success is interesting given recent conversations and media coverage around plastic bag bans and reducing packaging in retailing. But...

The Turnbull government is all but finished, and the Liberals will now need to work out who they are

To become prime minister, Turnbull made himself a willing hostage at the outset to right-wing policies that contradicted his political persona. AAP/Mick Tsikas A relationship of mutual convenience between prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal Liberal party is drawing to a close. Each used the other for practical purposes. Turnbull used the Liberal Party as his vehicle to enter parliamentary...

Dutton Makes His Move!

At 9:10am Malcolm Turnbull declared the position of Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party vacant. Malcolm Turnbull has declared the leadership position vacant and around ten minutes later the deputy leadership was also declared vacant. However, only Julie Bishop has restood. Both Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton have declared their they will stand.  It is believed that Mathias Cormann has thrown...

Remembering Aretha : A Retro-Review of Aretha Franklin – The Best Of

"You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God." (Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Singers) "Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music ...more than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged.."(legacyrecordings.com) “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest...

Aretha Franklin: sublime soul diva whose voice inspired the civil rights movement

Having absolutely nothing but, RESPECT - picture by Peter Foley/EPA It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement – and the presence of...

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data

The Department of Home Affairs argues this new framework will not compel communications providers to build systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities into their systems. Mick Tsikas/AAP The Australian government has released a draft of its long awaited bill to provide law enforcement and security agencies with new powers to respond to the challenges posed by encryption. According to the Department of Home Affairs, encryption already impacts...

Stock market trends around the world: what to look out for

Getting involved in the global stock market is a smart move for many traders. There are plenty of stocks available on domestic indices like the Australian Securities Exchange, however, global trading offers the chance to choose a much wider range of instruments to trade. Trends in the global stock market are making it easier than ever to be involved....

Earthquake after shock hits Bali

At 1:25pm local time (3:25pm EST), Bali was rocked by another small earthquake which has been classified as "moderate" Not as strong as the previous two, and possible just a strong after-shock, it did rattle glasses. cause quite a disturbance in swimming pools and had people leaping to their feet. Quickly things returned to a semblance of normal and at this...

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