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Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats’ deep-seated contempt for media

Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats’ deep-seated contempt for media

Don't be surprised that the Attorney-General's Department is threatening media outlets; its loathing for media freedom goes back a long way.

Morrison’s big challenge with China

Morrison’s big challenge with China

Beijing was clearly hoping for a Labor win, and has every reason to be distrustful of our new government. Where can we go from here?

Theresa May faces leadership threat

Theresa May faces leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing back against the threat of a leadership spill, the Senate passes a ban on foreign donations, and Victorian Liberals leader Matthew Guy pledges subsidies on energy-efficient televisions if he wins the upcoming state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

A NSW Labor MP has demonstrated that there remain politicians who are eager to parrot China's talking points.

Crikey Worm: ‘Draconian’ foreign interference bills pass Senate

Crikey Worm: ‘Draconian’ foreign interference bills pass Senate

Good morning, early birds. Contentious foreign interference legislation has been rushed through the Senate. Plus, BAE scores a huge warship contract from the government. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods. 

Turnbull needs to free his broken wagon from crazy train of zealots 

Turnbull needs to free his broken wagon from crazy train of zealots 

Crikey readers respond to Malcolm Turnbull's latest moves on "foreign interference" and the unending Ramsay Centre saga.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

Crikey Worm: Palestinian baby among those killed by IDF

Crikey Worm: Palestinian baby among those killed by IDF

Good morning, early birds. A child only eight months old is reportedly among the most recent victims of Israeli violence. Plus, the foreign interference laws so broad, you might end up on a special government register. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.