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Crown prince Packer in damage control after Chinese sting on high-rolling exec

Crown prince Packer in damage control after Chinese sting on high-rolling exec

Michael SainsburyOct 25, 20165 Comments

In China’s three-tiered legal system, once a major operation such as this has been executed, the chances for anyone are slim.

Postecoglou deflates Turnbull's AFL diplomacy

Postecoglou deflates Turnbull's AFL diplomacy

Sally WhyteOct 19, 20164 Comments

By all means use sport as soft diplomacy, says the Socceroos coach. But it should be the round ball game.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 14, 2016

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.

The Western world is silent on Yemen atrocities (because it's producing them)

The Western world is silent on Yemen atrocities (because it's producing them)

John MartinkusOct 12, 20166 Comments

Western superpowers pick and choose which acts of mass killing count as "war crimes", and which wars to care about, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

Keating says China financial interest claims 'barking up the wrong tree'

Keating says China financial interest claims 'barking up the wrong tree'

Michael SainsburyOct 12, 20163 Comments

The former PM has criticised his party for effectively outsourcing decision-making to the navy.

Screw the budgie nine, and News Corp too

Screw the budgie nine, and News Corp too

Helen RazerOct 6, 201619 Comments

Any Western person of means who plots to synchronously strip down to his scanties at a public event in a conservative nation has hope of hostile attention.

How Bob Carr -- and our unis -- came to love China (and its money)

How Bob Carr -- and our unis -- came to love China (and its money)

Michael SainsburyOct 4, 20165 Comments

Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.

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.

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