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Elections

Democracy works differently in the various countries. In some countries, the result at the ballot can spark unrest, while in the old democracies of the western world, voters are increasingly tired of the ineffective process involving political parties.

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US Green Billionaire to Spend $100 Million in Campaign to Stop Republicans from Entering Senate

By IBTimes AU

In the upcoming US mid -term elections, Hedge funds tycoon Tom Steyer will unleash a $100 million campaign spread in 7 states as an offensive against Republican party candidates, reports CNN. Backed by his environmental advocacy group the green billi... (12:40 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA

Labour Leader Under Fire for Holiday Amidst Hard Election Battle

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand’s Opposition Labour Party is too keen to be back in power in the elections scheduled for Sept 20. However, the rank and file of the party seems to be a tad unhappy at the casual way the top leaders are handling the hard battle. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT

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New Zealand Polls to See Regional Development as a Key Issue

By IBTimes AU

In the run up to the elections in New Zealand, regional development is becoming a serious poll issue, reports NZ Herald. Both the National and Labour parties seem to be drumming up support from regional development bodies by showcasing their approach to regional issues pertaining to development. (Jul 22)

A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California
Star Wars: Rise of the Emperor Palpatine Based on Hitler

By IBTimes AU

"Star Wars" fans who have closely followed the movies will find an uncanny resemblance between emperor Palpatine and Adolf Hitler. A new post on the official Web site of the franchise gives fans hints on what historical events inspired George Lucas. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MEXICO, ICELAND

A couple hold hands as they walk through downtown Sydney with their shopping from Australian department store retailer Myer, March 6, 2014.
New Zealanders Fight for Rights in Australia with Expat Party's Race to Parliament

By IBTimes AU

Kiwis living in Australia are gearing up to fight for social service rights by making a bold move to win a seat in the New Zealand Parliament. If they succeed, they will lobby for New Zealanders in Australia to have fairer access to the country'... (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

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Anti-Immigration Policy a Factor in New Zealand Election

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's booming economy has attracted more migrants to the country. It also gave citizens overseas to return home. As a result, the country is currently experiencing its strongest influx of immigrants in more than 10 years. (Jul 07)

MORE TOPICS: INVESTMENT, AUSTRALIA, EARTHQUAKE

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Narendra Modi govt to present Union Budget on July 10, Rail Budget on July 8

By IBTimes AU

New finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the budget for the 2014/15 financial year on July 10, government sources said, three days after the Parliament begins its Budget session. (Jun 24)

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Radio Keeps Busy Soccer Fans Updated on Ongoing World Cup Games

By IBTimes AU

As the ongoing World Cup tournament in Brazil moves toward its third week, the international soccer games continue to be the topic in universities, pubs, offices and of course, sports clubs. (Jun 23)

MORE TOPICS: PORTUGAL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, CAMEROON

NZ Economic Growth 'Fastest in 6 Years' as Christchurch Construction Continues

By IBTimes AU

The ongoing construction work in quake-damaged Christchurch has boosted New Zealand's economy growth to its fastest rate in six years. (Jun 20)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, IMF, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

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Australia's Trade Chief Thinks Obama's Climate Change Plan 'Lacks Substance'

By IBTimes AU

Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has described U.S. President Barack Obama's climate change plan as having "no action associated with it." Robb said the president's bid to cut power-plant emissions in the U.S. lacks substance. (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WHITE HOUSE, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT, AUSTRALIA