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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 25 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

The government has based its extensions of national security powers, and its involvement in Iraq, on lies. And they will damage us like the previous Iraq war damaged us.

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THE WORLD | 6 UNLOCK?

How John Key could become New Zealand’s Richard Nixon

John Key’s National Party has regained power in New Zealand, despite being plagued by accusations of misdeeds. But it might not be long before the scandals catch up with Key, writes NZ-based writer Giovanni Tiso.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 21 UNLOCK?

AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

The government won’t allow the Australian Federal Police to comment on whether its decision to go to war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism in Australia.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | THE WORLD |

Scots stay put, but there are others in the queue

Despite a resounding win for the unionists in Scotland, other regions around the world seeking independence, like Catalonia and Kurdistan, remain hopeful.

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WILLIAM BOWE | THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: sorry, teens, no one wants to let you vote

Would lowering the voting age and installing indigenous-only Senate seats re-engage people disillusioned with Australia’s political process? Perhaps, but a conservative government would never allow it.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 31 UNLOCK?

Terror raids a media spectacle, but it’s war that puts us in danger

While we reap the consequences of returning to Iraq, it’s clearer than ever that the campaign against ISIL will struggle to be effective.

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‘We will not have this’: passions running high as Scotland looks likely to stay

Scots decide their fate today, in a contest that has inflamed passions around the world. Freelance journalist Dan Moss reports from Edinburgh.

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WILLIAM BOWE | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Key likely to hold on, but it hasn’t been an easy road

New Zealand goes to the polls tomorrow, and it is likely to return the Key government. But there are some wildcards.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 11 UNLOCK?

Rundle: attacking IS will bring the caliphate into being

Taking on the Islamic State will require the West to make some uncomfortable friends. Are we going to arm Hamas? Hezbollah? Is al-Qaeda or Assad our best hope now?

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THE WORLD | 7

Death threats, leaks, Snowden and Eminem: NZ’s weird election campaign

Eminem, Julian Assange and spying allegations are just some of the curious elements in the campaign for New Zealand’s general elections, writes New Zealand-based Italian writer Giovanni Tiso.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 6

Brandis goes Left Bank in his search for terror hype

Using words like “existential” to describe terrorism is part of a lengthy, and wholly absurd, tradition of hyping it.

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WILLIAM BOWE | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Scotland could have got away if it weren’t for those meddling kids

The “no” vote for Scottish independence leads by a whisker — and non-traditional voters (i.e. teenagers) are not turning out to be the republicans the “yes” camp had hoped.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 12 UNLOCK?

Abbott, the nervy pugilist who may or may not have taken us to war

Tony Abbott’s eagerness to get involved in the “war” against Islamic State obscures how little we know what we’re doing in Iraq, or with whom we’re doing it.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 13

War, what is it good for? Big bank investments

Some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions stand to make a killing from the return to Iraq.

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ALEX MITCHELL | THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Meet the ex-Trot who is begging Scotland to stay

Alistair Darling, an Edinburgh Labour MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer, is chair of Better Together, the umbrella organisation leading the “No” campaign against Scotland’s independence in Thursday’s referendum. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Morrison fumes, Cambodia asylum seeker deal stalls

Australia’s plan to send refugees to Cambodia might not come to fruition, as the Cambodian government is dragging its feet.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 21 UNLOCK?

Who benefits from the return to Iraq?

The inconsistencies in the case for intervention in Iraq demonstrate how the US and Australia are struggling to see where their real national interests lie.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

Think your arse is 100% safe in a Dreamliner? You’re dreaming

The good news is that Dreamliners aren’t totally unsafe — at least not more so than any other jet. But they aren’t exactly a neurotic’s dream either.

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THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Scotland’s possible secession leaves the EU in a bit of a pickle

If Scotland leaves the UK, will it also be leaving the European Union? Freelance journalist James Panichi reports that in Brussels, no one has any idea.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 27 UNLOCK?

Rundle: while we manufacture IS panic, a real virus is threatening the world

Will the arrival of a possible Ebola case in the Gold Coast reset global priorities? Don’t hold what’s left of your breath.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 18

The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

The global rise in terrorism in 2013 disguises that it is the West’s intervention in Iraq that is still causing misery and death.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 6

Essential: voters disapprove of Iraq venture, and it’s not helping Abbott

Voters narrowly oppose intervention in Iraq, and the focus on security and international matters isn’t helping the Abbott government, today’s Essential Report shows.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 12

Getting to the core of the threat of Islamic State

The threat to the West from Islamic State depends entirely on whom you talk to — a politician, or a security official.

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THE WORLD | 6

They’ll never take our freedom: Scottish independence vote gaining ground

Scots may well take the view that it’s time to make their own history, despite protests from Tony Abbott, the Tories and the Murdoch press. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 7

Crikey Clarifier: just what is the peshmerga, anyway?

There are a lot of distinct groups fighting off Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Kurdistan. But what is the YPG? The PKK? And PJAK? Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian explains.

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