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What's so good about New Zealand's welfare reforms? Should we copy them?

What's so good about New Zealand's welfare reforms? Should we copy them?

Myriam RobinSep 21, 201619 Comments

Christian Porter talked a lot yesterday about the New Zealand model of welfare and why we should follow the Kiwi example. But what is the New Zealand model, exactly?

Political donations but one of many weapons in China's arsenal

Political donations but one of many weapons in China's arsenal

Michael SainsburySep 20, 20161 Comment

China is playing a long and complex game of global hegemony. Donations to Sam Dastyari are just a sideshow.

US makes moves to prevent flash fires on jets like MH370

US makes moves to prevent flash fires on jets like MH370

Ben SandilandsSep 13, 2016

The news has broken the day after an apparently burned potential piece of wreckage from MH370 was handed to Australia’s air safety investigator.

Chinese largesse taints all, Dasher just a cog in the machine

Chinese largesse taints all, Dasher just a cog in the machine

CrikeySep 9, 20162 Comments

China is becoming an important part of Australian life. How we manage our relationship with the country is crucial, writes John Menadue.

Rundle: disorder and heaven -- Mao, China and the legacy of communism

Rundle: disorder and heaven -- Mao, China and the legacy of communism

Guy RundleSep 9, 201612 Comments

Forty years after the death of Chairman Mao, the Chinese Communist Party could yet prove to be the saviour of the world.

Turnbull pokes the dragon, gets torched, at tense G20 summit

Turnbull pokes the dragon, gets torched, at tense G20 summit

Michael SainsburySep 7, 20165 Comments

Not to mention the myriad little fracas involving Obama.

State-approved vigilante 'death squads' in Philippines kill 1900 -- and counting

State-approved vigilante 'death squads' in Philippines kill 1900 -- and counting

Michael BradleySep 5, 20165 Comments

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte came to office explicitly promising to ramp up the body count, writes Michael Bradley.

East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

Professor Damien KingsburyAug 30, 20162 Comments

Although East Timor is doing much better than it was, it is still very fragile. And the Timor Sea dispute could undo much of the progress that has been made.

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Michael SainsburyAug 26, 20163 Comments

Julie Bishop is trying to claw back foreign policy from the security agencies.

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Guy RundleAug 22, 201635 Comments

The Vietnam War was racist and genocidal at its essence -- and we cannot ignore that character any longer.

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