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Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

Max Chalmers November 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has indicated he plans to slash both personal income and corporate tax rates, and Indonesia's parliamentary Speaker is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

Professor Damien Kingsbury September 28, 2017 2 Comments

There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.

US officials: Australia was asked to reunite refugee families, US had similar concerns to UNHCR

Max Chalmers July 25, 2017 4 Comments

In interviews with Crikey, former US officials have divulged information that seems to expose either egregious double-dealing, or egregious incompetence, within Dutton's department.

Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

Professor Damien Kingsbury July 14, 2017 3 Comments

Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.

Yes, Australia’s best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

Michael Sainsbury July 7, 2017 19 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

Professor Damien Kingsbury May 24, 2017 6 Comments

News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Crikey May 12, 2017 1 Comment

Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.

Jesus F-ing Christ! Blasphemy is back, and it’s flummoxing secular legal systems

Michael Bradley May 12, 2017 36 Comments

The case of a former Jakarta governor illustrates the role that blasphemy plays at the intersection between law and state-sponsored religion.

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

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

Crikey March 8, 2017 5 Comments

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

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

Michael Sainsbury February 3, 2017 1 Comment

With Australia's relationship with the US is looking less than special, we should look to our Asian neighbours, who bring both opportunities and challenges.