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Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 2017

Today, Virgin will fly an empty plane twice to Denpasar to pick up Tigerair passengers who have been, or might otherwise have become, the collateral damage in an ongoing disagreement with Jakarta's aviation regulators.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

CrikeyJan 11, 20173 Comments

Freelance journalist John Martinkus was in East Timor during its bloody struggle for independence. And he says East Timor will get its own back and negotiate a fair maritime boundary with Australia.

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 10, 20171 Comment

The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

Michael SainsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

Donald Trump's inauguration might well be the spark to light the tinderbox of China's tense diplomatic relations in south-east Asia.

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.

Packer kowtows after cash cow slough, Macau Crown row

Packer kowtows after cash cow slough, Macau Crown row

Michael SainsburyDec 16, 20163 Comments

The Crown experience puts paid to the ridiculous hyping of the federal government about the vast opportunities available to Australian businesses in China.

Handful of Japanese families turn to 18C to stop comfort woman memorial

Handful of Japanese families turn to 18C to stop comfort woman memorial

Myriam RobinDec 15, 20167 Comments

A Korean community organisation has erected a memorial statue to "comfort women", but a group of Japanese families says it incites anti-Japanese sentiment.

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Professor Damien KingsburyDec 14, 20162 Comments

A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.

Trump is already making China uneasy

Trump is already making China uneasy

Michael SainsburyDec 9, 20168 Comments

Trump’s move to talk with the Taiwanese leader is, at least for now, an unexpected breath of fresh air.

Farewell to John Key, the Kiwi prime minister with a 'thing' for ponytails

Farewell to John Key, the Kiwi prime minister with a 'thing' for ponytails

Myriam RobinDec 6, 20164 Comments

A short history of the prime minister of New Zealand pulling women's hair.

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