March, 2018

‘The UN has to be better, and I think it is struggling’: Helen Clark

, Mar 08, 2018

Two years after losing the race for secretary-general, the former New Zealand prime minister says the UN needs an "injection of sheer political reality".

Tips and rumours

, Jan 10, 2018

Aussie UN officers distance themselves from the US ... Chook Dad's daughter roasted ... powder leaves parliament blue ...

Crikey Worm: Flinders Street attack not terrorism

, Dec 22, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Police have dismissed speculation that the perpetrator of yesterday's Flinders Street attack in Melbourne had any links to terrorist organisations. Plus, the UN has formally rebuked Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers, bringing you the final edition of Crikey Worm for 2017. But don't worry, he'll be back to deliver your morning dose of news and current affairs in January.

Loewenstein: Manus protest is failing, so let’s talk about a boycott of Australia

, Nov 13, 2017

Industries like sporting and tourism could be turned into tools for fighting indefinite incarceration.
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Tips and rumours

, Feb 13, 2017

Labor makes hay, again ... Malcolm Roberts' weird war on the UN ... backhanded compliments ...

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

, Jan 16, 2017

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Was Rudd in with a chance to be Secretary-General?

, Dec 14, 2016

Just what did DFAT think of Rudd's chances of getting the UN secretary general job? Mum's the word.
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Tips and rumours

, Oct 06, 2016

Kevin Rudd misses out ... Trump writing gig ... Tara Kenny regrets nothing ...

Rudd’s UN dreams revealed

, Sep 05, 2016

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has released a report that is the culimnation of years of research -- and the international community takes it seriously.

What Rudd gets wrong: in defence of the UN

, Aug 12, 2016

In some ways, Rudd’s reference to the UN being a 20th-century body needing 21st-century relevance contains some truth, but evidently not in the way that he means, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson