Topic archives: Italy

LEAKED: draft letter from Matt Canavan proves he is seriously Italian

July 28, 2017 4

The man is about as dinky-di Aussie as a gelato-stuffed calzone.

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?

Are Canadians, New Zealanders and Italians more scared of us than we are of them?

July 27, 2017 4

How do Australia's provisions for keeping foreign insurgents out of Parliament stack up against those of other countries? Crikey intern Angus McCubbing investigates.

Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

May 29, 2017 3

They marched without masks. They marched without bandanas. Freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield. reports.

It’s hard out there for a populist: Italy’s comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

January 11, 2017 2

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

December 6, 2016 5

Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.

The bad old days: mafiosos and corrupt cops

January 27, 2016 5

A new book about the Italian mafia is a must-read for cops, pollies and anyone with an interest in true crime.

G20 fails to deliver — but not for lack of Australia trying

G20 fails to deliver — but not for lack of Australia trying

November 17, 2014 8

The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Playtime in parliament: meet the world’s youngest leaders

Playtime in parliament: meet the world’s youngest leaders

March 4, 2014 2

At 39, Italy's new prime minister is the youngest in Europe. But as Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro discovers, the baby-faced PM is not even in the top five youngest leaders in the world.

The bluff of Matteo: can the demolition man rebuild Italy?

The bluff of Matteo: can the demolition man rebuild Italy?

February 24, 2014 3

Italy has sworn in its youngest prime minister, and Mattew Renzi has big plans. But Rome reporter Josephine McKenna asks: can the former Wheel of Fortune winner now win over a disaffected nation?