Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese's deputy chief of staff Sabina Husic has resigned after anonymous, unsubstantiated, and "malicious" attacks against her circulated online, and South Australian authorities say there are now 20 confirmed cases linked to the Parafield COVID-19 cluster and another 14 suspected cases. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Scott Morrison's visit to Tokyo will see questions of defence, the US and China on the table as Australia and Japan navigate their increasingly insecure positions.
In 10 years Japan will cut coal's 33% share of its energy production to 26%. That's one seriously big crisis for Australian coal exporters.
China's rise has fuelled a regional arms race that will leave none of us safer.
NSW Police have won a Supreme Court order against a refugee rights rally in Sydney on Saturday, and there are calls for US Attorney-General William Barr to resign over accusations of directing violence against peaceful protesters outside the White House. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
This week: aged care without immigrants, WeWork doesn't, writing when you were a kid, and ending the "cenecene".
The emperor's succession points to an increasingly modern Japan, and a stable and modern Japan has always been in Australia’s interests.
Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.
As the debate over rages Australia's involvement military action in the Korean Peninsula, Crikey looks at the Korean War remnant that means we're already there.