Category: <span>Politics</span>

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has long dominated the Australian media landscape, wielding great political and cultural influence. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s record-breaking petition calling for a royal commission into Australian media ownership has once again put this issue in the spotlight. It has gained more than 500,000 signatures and led to a Senate inquiry...

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

When the US formally left the Paris climate agreement, Joe Biden tweeted that “in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it”. Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it. https://t.co/L8UJimS6v2 — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020 The US announced...

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Abuja, Nigeria – As Nigerians protest against SARS, similar protests are also underway in Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, and various other African countries. In fact, this report by IRC ranks the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria among the world’s top five countries facing humanitarian crisis in 2020 followed closely by Burkina Faso, Burundi,...

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

As of 16 October, 22 million voters have already cast their ballots in the U.S presidential election, representing roughly 16 percent of the 2016 votes. Analysts are predicting that the voter turnout this year may be highest in all of the presidential elections since 1908. Of course, this election is considered the most important, ever....

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Earlier today, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the “abuse of media monopoly in Australia” and focussing specifically on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire– News Corp. In a video release, Rudd explains the petition also aims to make recommendations “for media diversity ownership for the future lifeblood of...

Why We Should Care About the 2020 US Presidential Election

Why We Should Care About the 2020 US Presidential Election

The US presidential election is barely a month away (Tuesday November 3) and as usual, the anticipation of who the masses elect as their leader has become the single biggest news item across the globe. With just weeks to go and with results of numerous election polls flooding in, the actions, inactions and every little utterance...

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

In the midst of this pandemic, the race to the White House has begun and the whole world is watching given the results of the 2020 U.S. elections will have an economic and environmental impact on the rest of the world. The stakes at the moment could not be any higher – international trade, security...

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Using their personal experiences and interviews with an impressive group of eight women leaders...