July, 2018

Drones and divers: on the ground amid the Thai cave media frenzy

, Jul 11, 2018

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The operation to save the soccer team stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand was marked by an unwillingness to back down -- and that was just the journalists.

Crikey Worm: ACCC calls for major changes to energy market

, Jul 11, 2018

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Good morning, early birds. The ACCC has proposed a significant shake-up of Australia's power market. Plus, all 12 Thai soccer players and coach make it out of the cave. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: eight boys now saved from Thai cave

, Jul 10, 2018

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Good morning, early birds. Rescue operations continue in Thailand, with another four boys now safe. Plus, NSW Police to hold crisis meetings on gun control. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: four boys rescued from Thai cave

, Jul 09, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Four boys have been rescued from the Thai cave in an ongoing mission. Plus, the Libs have their work cut out for them in the byelection battles. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Bishop’s flop of a speech in Thailand reveals dangerous apathy towards south-east Asia

, Aug 07, 2017

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To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.

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

, May 26, 2017

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

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

, Nov 07, 2016

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Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

Isentia Index: Kings and tennis tantrums

, Oct 19, 2016

Australians were warned to behave themselves across the world ... and the news and sports ones.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

, Oct 14, 2016

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.

Thailand’s military rulers entrench their power

, Aug 08, 2016

A new constitution will replace Thailand's pre-coup parliamentary system. And things don't look good for the country's democracy.