A South African community has had a David and Goliath win in court over mining in its area. Plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
Rather than ask whether Australia should trust China, we should probably be asking whether it is possible to build trust between such incommensurable value systems.
Good morning, early birds. The fractured relationship between China and Australia is reportedly on the mend ahead of trade talks, and Health Minister Greg Hunt pledges to do more to stop the drugging of aged care residents. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Scott Morrison was playing nice over the weekend, but Australia has proved time and time again that it's hard-pressed to respect Timor-Leste's sovereignty.
Nine won the night, but the ratings mirrored Australia's batting -- falling away horribly as the night went on.
With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.
History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.
This embarrassing international incident highlights not only Australia’s stubborn refusal to act on the urgency of race, but the media's stubborn refusal to even listen.