Crikey January 13, 2012 1 Comment
There is a growing recognition in the international community that engagement, rather than sanctions and diplomatic isolation, is fast emerging as a more productive strategy in pressuring the Burmese government to reform, writes David Hopkins, a foreign relations masters graduate and Burma researcher.
Crikey November 8, 2011 1 Comment
In today's Media Briefs: Onya Rupe, for a generous ‘gift of love’ ... Ludlam and the News-employed Marxist ... It's OK, Gillard's not a head of state and more ...
Stilgherrian October 11, 2011 38 Comments
"Cuba"? What the heck do any of us know about broadband policy in Cuba, Mr Turnbull? Oh wait. I get it. Communism. Well played, sir.
Stilgherrian August 4, 2011 11 Comments
The voluntary filtering being introduced by some of Australia's major internet service providers (ISPs) is on shaky legal ground.
Bernard Keane July 5, 2011 27 Comments
Labor and the Coalition combined to give ASIO new powers last night. We still don't know why.
Bernard Keane June 17, 2011 7 Comments
A senior attorney-general bureaucrat has struggled to explain to a Senate committee the rationale for amendments broadening ASIO's remit to spy on organisations overseas and tried to duck questions about whether the amendment would enable ASIO to spy on WikiLeaks.
Stilgherrian November 1, 2010 7 Comments
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has slammed the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) over what he called the information "vacuum" surrounding its secretive discussions with internet service providers (ISPs) and other bodies over a data retention scheme for law enforcement.
Bernard Keane August 19, 2010 4 Comments
In last night’s “community forum”, half the questions were “swinging voters” demanding to know what politicians are going to do for them personally or for the industries they work in.
Crikey February 23, 2010 2 Comments
The counter-terrorism white paper issued today is long overdue and foreshadows a welcome shift in discourse on terrorism, writes Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.
Crikey December 21, 2009
McDonald's do some sly online surveys about which experts you most trust. Plus, a pretty clear sign that MySpace has lost its cachet with online social networkers.