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.
The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.
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.
It wasn't so long ago that Bishop was seen as an obvious successor to Turnbull. What a difference a year makes.
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.
It’s now publicly clear what observers have known for some time: China is trying to economically annex poorer nations.
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?
Malcolm Turnbull has made a good start towards repairing relations with Indonesia, but it's time to rethink the Cambodia refugee deal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is working overtime to distract his people (and the rest of the world) from the country's precarious economic position.