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Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 22, 20171 Comment

Preliminary polls show the former guerilla fighter seems headed for a resounding victory.

East Timor's democracy put to the test

East Timor's democracy put to the test

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 20, 2017

The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.

What to do about foreign political donations?

What to do about foreign political donations?

Graeme OrrMar 17, 20173 Comments

Any reform needs to balance political equality, liberty and integrity, writes professor of law at the University of Queensland Graeme Orr.

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Michael BradleyMar 17, 20174 Comments

The PNG Supreme Court seemed like an ally for the asylum seekers on Manus Island when it declared the offshore detention camp illegal. But now it has determined that PNG can deport these desperate people back to the countries they fled in the first place.

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

Georgia ClarkMar 8, 20175 Comments

Freelance journalist Georgia Clark visits King Cobra House, where deadly cobra is a delicacy.

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Ben SandilandsMar 7, 20174 Comments

The risk that MH370 might not be found until well after all of those alive today are dead, and its mystery thus irrelevant and forgotten, is very real.

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Michael SainsburyFeb 27, 20173 Comments

Yes, there are huge business opportunities in China. But there is also the very real possibility of losing a lot of money.

James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

Michael SainsburyFeb 10, 20175 Comments

There are still 17 Crown employees languishing in Chinese detention centres. Is James Packer really doing all he can to get them back?

'How can country that has failed so abysmally in its treatment of refugees be elected to the Human Rights Council?'

'How can country that has failed so abysmally in its treatment of refugees be elected to the Human Rights Council?'

Charlie LewisFeb 3, 2017

Gillian Triggs says it is very difficult for Australia to show moral leadership on much of anything, given the situation in Manus Island and Nauru ...

Rundle: destructive civil disobedience is the only answer to most recent Nauru horror

Rundle: destructive civil disobedience is the only answer to most recent Nauru horror

Guy RundleFeb 3, 201726 Comments

The call to such action falls neither equally nor fairly, but fall it does.

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