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Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 14 Comments

Julie Bishop made a dill of herself over New Zealand. The fact that she hasn't worked it out suggests her lack of judgement continues.

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

Crikey October 20, 2017 2 Comments

Winston Peters revels in his anti-establishment vocalisations and in choosing to form a government with a left-leaning party led by a young woman he only burnishes that reputation, writes freelance journalist Rebekah Holt.

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 3 Comments

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Michael Sainsbury October 18, 2017 4 Comments

The upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress could have serious ramifications for Australia.

Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 17, 2017 4 Comments

Official independence looks impossible in the short term.

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

Charlie Lewis October 16, 2017 24 Comments

The "Iran Deal" has been long been described by Donald Trump as the "worst deal ever". So what does his refusal to re-certify the agreement mean?

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Glenn Dyer October 13, 2017

A Republican Congressman and early Trump supporter is under investigation amid suspicions he gave a leg-up to an Australian biotech company

Suu Kyi’s inaction is only one part of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi’s inaction is only one part of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Crikey October 12, 2017

Suu Kyi's deeply disappointing response to plight of the Rohingya has captured the bulk of international attention, while many more of those accountable go unscrutinised, argues freelance writer and journalism tutor James Rose.

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Guy Rundle October 11, 2017 11 Comments

Despite its diversions, the implementation of Obamacare was the right move, politically and policy-wise, which generated a class of people -- in their millions -- with something concrete to lose from its removal.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

Helen Razer October 10, 2017 27 Comments

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.