July 28, 2017 4
The man is about as dinky-di Aussie as a gelato-stuffed calzone.
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?
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.
May 29, 2017 3
They marched without masks. They marched without bandanas. Freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield. reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
February 20, 2014
An Italian gay rights activist went to Sochi -- and got thrown in jail. Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro profiles the former MP, who has had a colourful life -- and more than one brush with Russian homophobes.
February 14, 2014 1
Italy's new prime minister, until two months ago the 38-year-old mayor of Florence, is ambitious and models himself on Tony Blair. But he'll have huge challenges ahead of him as he tackles Italy's economic and electoral woes, and no parliamentary majority to aid his rule.
November 6, 2013 1
Australia is in the top 20% of performers among OECD countries in terms of well-being, but the GFC has had a profound effect. Plus other political snippets of the day.
April 30, 2013 1
Corinne Namblard and eight others will front court over fraud charges relating to a proposal to enlarge the Siena airport.Rome-based freelance journalist Desmond O'Grady investigates.
April 9, 2013 1
Eight million Italians used their votes to send a message to the major parties by voting for comedian Beppe Grillo. But no one expected he would win. Rome-based journalist Josephine McKenna asks Italians: what now?
February 27, 2013 2
Italian voters have rejected austerity, opting instead for Berlusconi and comedian Beppe Grillo at the weekend's election. This will not end well for the Italian economy, or the eurozone.
February 26, 2013 1
The Reserve Bank has flagged that there may be further interest rate cuts in response to the strong dollar. In the strongest possible terms, report Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
February 21, 2013
Italian-Australians will join the rest of Italy in going to the polls this week. The fate of Silvio Berlusconi -- and EU financial markets -- are at stake. Italian-Australian academic Dr Bruno Mascitelli writes on the choice.
December 17, 2012 2
As Berlusconi launches into his daring bid to be prime minister for the fourth time, he is making his own kind of cameo. How does he get away with it? Josephine McKenna reports from Rome.
December 10, 2012 1
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has ended months of speculation and dramatically declared a return to Italian politics. So what's 'Il Cavaliere' up to, asks Josephine McKenna.