Politics at home in 2019 had nothing on the noise coming from around the world.
Those headline acts overseas were stealing the thunder all right! Britain edged closer to the Brexit deadline with plenty of unprecedented drama including leadership issues and an illegal suspension of parliament. Rolling protests in Hong Kong took hold in June over a proposed piece of legislation, playing out in the following months with increasing intensity on the streets. American President Donald Trump continued to strut the stage, making sure all eyes were on him.
The Australian prime minister visited the United States of America and played a few chords with President Trump, while the ongoing global discussion about the changing climate ramped up a notch or two.