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Australia left in an awkward spot as China-Taiwan tensions escalate

Australia left in an awkward spot as China-Taiwan tensions escalate

With Chinese fighter jets and US naval ships circling, Taiwan has become a hotspot once again — just in time for the federal election.

The government that can’t stand itself slowly empties out

The government that can’t stand itself slowly empties out

As its senior figures race for the exits, the Morrison government has become the most nepotistic on record. Why do so many Liberals want to work in government but not govern?

DFAT is a dawdling joke of a department

DFAT is a dawdling joke of a department

The Australian response to the recent detention of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun exposes the risk-averse dead hand of DFAT for what it really is.

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

Pyne warns MPs to stay away from Dutton

Pyne warns MPs to stay away from Dutton

Good morning, early birds. Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has allegedly warned rival MPs not to pursue Peter Dutton, former NSW Labor leader Luke Foley plans to drop his defamation case, and Western Australia lifts its fracking ban. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

The new Morrison ministry shows a judicious mix of moderates and conservatives, as well as the loyal and the treacherous.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Christopher Pyne loves the drama, the Greens bring the noise in Dickson, and insert jokey reference to form emails here.

Crikey Worm: Trump ‘misspoke’ on Russian interference

Crikey Worm: Trump ‘misspoke’ on Russian interference

Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump has awkwardly walked back his comments about Russian interference. Plus, reports that Adani has almost secured funding for its controversial coal mine. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Scomo's Chief of Staff to jump ship? ... Abbott explains his squibbing of marriage equality ... behold the world's most boring feud ...

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?