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Are Chinese triads operating in Australia? You can bet on it. 

Are Chinese triads operating in Australia? You can bet on it. 

The allegations against Crown are far from the first reports we've heard of triads operating in Australia.

Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Good morning, early birds. Dozens have been injured after protesters stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council, and Labor signals that it is prepared to back the government's contentious tax cut package. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

The government claims it will treat China with a firm hand, but its response to protests in Hong Kong is anything but.

Hong Kong’s autonomy on the line as Beijing’s influence grows

Hong Kong’s autonomy on the line as Beijing’s influence grows

New extradition laws with Beijing are just another step in the erosion of Hong Kong's political and legal autonomy. The effects will be huge for the region.

The beginning of the end for Hong Kong’s independence

The beginning of the end for Hong Kong’s independence

Hong Kong is a pretty big deal for Australia. And it's under attack.

Parties like foreign donation laws just the way they are, thanks

Parties like foreign donation laws just the way they are, thanks

There's little interest from either side of politics in banning foreign donations: they're worth millions to them.

Rising democracy burns brightly in Taiwan

Rising democracy burns brightly in Taiwan

Results from Taiwan's election at the weekend send a clear message to Beijing -- the people want democracy, and they have a once-in-a-century opportunity to achieve it.

Backroom Beijing power struggle could be fuelling Hong Kong protests

Backroom Beijing power struggle could be fuelling Hong Kong protests

China is at a loss as to what to do about peaceful Hong Kong protesters, and thus far its attempts to handle the situation have been disastrous. But whatever the outcome, Beijing will never be the same.

Crikey Clarifier: why are Hong Kongers protesting in the streets?

Crikey Clarifier: why are Hong Kongers protesting in the streets?

Some 160,000 people have flooded the streets of Hong Kong to demand real democracy. Crikey intern Luke Mortimer finds out what the protests are all about.

London polling: how will Aussie expats vote?

London polling: how will Aussie expats vote?

Australians around the world have started voting by post and in person. But with hundreds of thousands disenfranchised due to strict AEC rules, will their votes make a difference?