Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

September 25, 2017 19

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

What is killing neoliberalism?

What is killing neoliberalism?

September 14, 2017 13

The US, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, even Japan -- wherever you look, wages are stagnant. And that's terrible news for neoliberalism.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

September 11, 2017 8

After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

August 18, 2017 6

The La Rambla attack in Barcelona tragically shows the adaptive capabilities of terrorists.

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

August 15, 2017 7

Of course, a monarchy is ridiculous. But I can't help but love Queen Elizabeth.

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

July 28, 2017 7

The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

July 25, 2017 2

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill’s new inequality thought bubble?

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill’s new inequality thought bubble?

July 24, 2017 17

The Labor Party seems to have discovered there is inequality in this country. Is Bill Shorten really having a come-to-Jeremy conversion?

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

July 14, 2017 22

Politicians like to huff and puff about Russian involvement in the downing of MH17, but it is Malaysia Airlines that should be held responsible.

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

June 28, 2017 10

Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.