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Crikey Worm: Labor states not happy with Turnbull’s energy plan

Max Chalmers October 18, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The next COAG "meeting" is shaping up to be more of an all-in brawl after Labor state governments announced their acute displeasure with Malcolm Turnbull's new energy plan, and the Yes vote is pulling ahead. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Derryn Hinch July 31, 2017 10 Comments

The area Derryn Hinch was in is on the Australian government's official no-go list for tourists, but he was there as part of a parliamentary delegation with Save the Children.

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 Middle East is a mess, but it’s not about to collapse into war

Professor Damien Kingsbury July 3, 2017 10 Comments

Should we worry about Syria? Islamic State? Qatar? Saudi Arabia? Yes, but that does not mean total war is imminent.

Crikey Worm: Liberal infighting over marriage equality, Crown employees guilty

Cassidy Knowlton June 27, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Conservative Liberals are not thrilled with Christopher Pyne's assurances on marriage equality, Crown employees to be freed from Chinese prison within months, and Trump finally (sorta) gets his travel ban. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

‘Tough-talking’ Trump’s new-found sycophancy to Saudi Arabia is hypocritical and pathetic

Crikey June 1, 2017 4 Comments

Does this man know anything about history, including his own? Former Australian ambassador to Israel Peter Rodgers wonders at Trump's breathtaking ignorance.

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

Michael Sainsbury May 26, 2017 4 Comments

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

Professor Damien Kingsbury May 24, 2017 16 Comments

The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.

Why ISIS fighters should be allowed back into Australia

Irfan Yusuf May 18, 2017 3 Comments

Neil Prakash is returning to Australia. Here's why that could be a good thing for our fight against extremism.