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Why so Hastie to join the fight for media freedom?

Why so Hastie to join the fight for media freedom?

Despite paving the way for laws that could see journalists jailed, MP Andrew Hastie is apparently on the right side of media freedom now...

Hastie blasts Beijing as diplomatic crisis kicks off

Hastie blasts Beijing as diplomatic crisis kicks off

Good morning, early birds. Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has accused Beijing of attempting to "coerce" Chinese diaspora with the arrest of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun, and Adelaide has taken out the title of Australia's hottest capital city on record. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Could Hastie be brought before a US court for his Chau Chak Wing comment?

Could Hastie be brought before a US court for his Chau Chak Wing comment?

More than simply ratcheting up diplomatic tension with China, Andrew Hastie has breached legal guidelines in the US.

Philip Lowe cautions against ‘escalating issues’ with Beijing

Philip Lowe cautions against ‘escalating issues’ with Beijing

The RBA Governor has weighed in on recent developments in Australia's relationship with China as well our level of debt.

Hastie blows up Turnbull’s efforts to fix China relations

Hastie blows up Turnbull’s efforts to fix China relations

Australia's relations with China look set to enter the deep freeze with the head of parliament's intelligence committee outing a prominent Chinese-Australian as the subject of a US bribery case.

Crikey Worm: Hastie names major donor in bribe scandal

Crikey Worm: Hastie names major donor in bribe scandal

Good morning, early birds. A billionaire donor has been accused of being a co-conspirator in a major bribe scandal. Plus: more doubt over the North Korea Summit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Politicians show their true colours over South African farmer fiasco

Politicians show their true colours over South African farmer fiasco

The real ugliness of the South African farmer question, built on spurious figures and indifference to non-white suffering, is that its cynical explanation is better than its ideological explanation.

Rundle: Ben Law’s ‘hate-fuck’ tweet was definitely a bit rapey (but I still liked it)

Rundle: Ben Law’s ‘hate-fuck’ tweet was definitely a bit rapey (but I still liked it)

Does the fact that it’s a same-sex hate fuck remove the force of non-consensual sexual violence? Kind of but not really.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

War crimes, anyone? ... Tony Abbott to address global warming 'sceptic' forum ... bankers fight back ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Can Yarra Council refuse to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day? ... Penny Wong meets B1 and B2 ... Rob Mitchell's (literal) tinfoil hat ...