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On the road again?

Good morning, early birds. Dan Andrews is set to outline a "traffic light system" plan for reopening Victoria, and an Australian anchor for China's state-run English news channel has been detained in Beijing. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (AP/Sipa USA)

Don’t say a c-word: what was missing from Morrison’s latest chat with Modi

Australia has a perfect relationship with India... as long as coal and human rights abuses are left entirely off the agenda.

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Welcome to a brave new world, where citizens have to prove their innocence

Australia's descent into authoritariansim continues with state lockdown laws that assume citizens are guilty until proven innocent.

Do we have a ‘right to be forgotten’ online?

The right to privacy on the internet is a common cause for concern, and the law simply can't keep up. But it's also just one small part of a far bigger picture.

Can Australian companies escape doing deals with dictators?

Few places are considered off limits for Australian mining companies operating in Africa, including Eritrea, one of the most repressed and politically unstable places in the world.

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Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.

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Australia has no place lecturing China on human rights

Crikey readers discuss the arrest of Yang Henjun and Labor's slow shift away from progressive politics.

Detained Australian Yang Hengjun. (Image: AP/Zhan min)

It’s time for Australia to face reality on China

The reasons for Yang Hengjun’s detention remain unclear. But human rights violations have escalated sharply under the increasingly repressive regime of Xi Jingping.

Australian actor Rachel Griffiths speaks to the media after appearing before a modern slavery inquiry last year. (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Modern slavery is propped up by corporate culture as much as dodgy supply chains

Modern slavery is two things: it is an act and it is an attitude. It is that second fact that will be hardest to deal with.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

The coup you might have missed

Sri Lankan MPs, journalists and NGOs have expressed deep concern for Sri Lanka under a return to rule by a former authoritarian leader.

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