Michael SainsburyAug 14, 20171 Comment
With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.
Michael SainsburyAug 7, 201711 Comments
To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.
Michael SainsburyJul 17, 20175 Comments
Liu Xiaobo was an extraordinary man, and even though it would piss off China, Australia should have made a stronger statement about who he was and who killed him.
Michael SainsburyJul 7, 201719 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.
Michael SainsburyJul 3, 2017
Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?
Michael SainsburyJun 20, 20171 Comment
We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.
Michael SainsburyJun 5, 20178 Comments
In fact, he actually took the fight to China, in terms of regional security, while rightly noting that Australia does not have to “choose” between China and the United States.
Michael SainsburyMay 26, 20174 Comments
Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.
Michael SainsburyMay 23, 20176 Comments
Cardinal George Pell shaped an entire generation of the Australian Catholic Church. But his influence, and that of priests like him, is waning, as Pope Francis embarks on a radical overhaul of the Vatican and ecclesiastical appointments.
Michael SainsburyMay 15, 20176 Comments
Critics, including importantly Australia’s defence and espionage establishment, believe China's latest move to be a potential strategic threat.