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Crikey Worm: voters lukewarm on Coalition’s income tax cuts

Crikey Worm: voters lukewarm on Coalition’s income tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. Two opinion polls have given conflicting impressions of voters' reaction to the federal budget. Plus, a deadly bombing in Indonesia kills 13. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

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

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

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

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

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

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