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Australia looks to sideline US in secret trade deal

Australia looks to sideline US in secret trade deal

Good morning, early birds. Australia is leading talks with Asia Pacific countries to create a significant trading bloc that would sideline the US, and infamous security company Paladin will not have its Manus Island contract renewed. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

What’s next for Australia’s ‘most important’ relationship?

What’s next for Australia’s ‘most important’ relationship?

The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.

Will Turnbull confront Aung San Suu Kyi when she arrives for ASEAN?

Will Turnbull confront Aung San Suu Kyi when she arrives for ASEAN?

Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit to the ASEAN conference in Sydney this weekend raises important questions about Australia's relationship with Myanmar. Crikey investigates why.

The fall of Julie Bishop?

The fall of Julie Bishop?

It wasn't so long ago that Bishop was seen as an obvious successor to Turnbull. What a difference a year makes.

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

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

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.

Tomorrow, the world: China is steadily buying off south-east Asia

Tomorrow, the world: China is steadily buying off south-east Asia

It’s now publicly clear what observers have known for some time: China is trying to economically annex poorer nations.

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Singapore is taking a risk in entering into a defence deal with a known US ally -- but China's influence is not what it used to be.

SE Asia ripe for investment — and if we don’t, someone else will

SE Asia ripe for investment — and if we don’t, someone else will

The United States, China, the Middle East and even Canada are getting involved in south-east Asia. So why do we only treat our neighbours as a dumping ground for refugees?

Cambodia must be next on Turnbull’s list

Cambodia must be next on Turnbull’s list

Malcolm Turnbull has made a good start towards repairing relations with Indonesia, but it's time to rethink the Cambodia refugee deal.

China bet it all on the sharemarket and lost. Now what?

China bet it all on the sharemarket and lost. Now what?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is working overtime to distract his people (and the rest of the world) from the country's precarious economic position.