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ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 2017

The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

Is the government still going through your sewage to find drugs?

Is the government still going through your sewage to find drugs?

Sally WhyteAug 23, 20176 Comments

The government's announcement that jobseekers in Canterbruy-Bankstown will be drug tested shows a departure from original plans to use wastewater to choose locations.

Four unusual ways you might 'accidentally' be a dual citizen

Four unusual ways you might 'accidentally' be a dual citizen

Charlie LewisAug 23, 20173 Comments

Given they clearly don't have time to check, we help our politicians out by pointing out a few of the unusual ways you can become a dual citizen.

Reasonable missteps: what are the chances of dual citizen pollies in court?

Reasonable missteps: what are the chances of dual citizen pollies in court?

Spencer ZifcakAug 23, 20174 Comments

With seven politicians being referred to the High Court in the dual citizenship scandal, Spencer Zifcak explains the sticky section 44 and what the courts likely decisions will be.

They've got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

They've got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201715 Comments

If MPs and senators can't even fill out the straightforward nomination form to stand for election, which specifically tells them to check that they're eligible, how can they run a government?

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201713 Comments

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Hinch's Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Hinch's Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Derryn HinchAug 23, 201711 Comments

Behind the scene Senate dealings lead me to believe there are those in the Labor camp who would vote No on same-sex marriage, writes Derryn Hinch, but why do they refuse to say so?

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

Charlie LewisAug 22, 20175 Comments

Our two most famously helpful former prime ministers have weighed into the possibility of war with North Korea by suggesting we invest in a missile defence system. Are they right this time?

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20176 Comments

Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen RazerAug 22, 20176 Comments

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.