Has the government read the report into sexual harassment it promised to 'carefully consider' earlier this year? Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
For some Trump supporters here in Australia, democracy seems to be an optional extra that shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of the outcome they want.
Good morning, early birds. The Andrews government is reportedly considering plans to quarantine returned travellers at home with GPS-enabled wristband tracking devices, and the Leppington Triangle land scandal is probed at Senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
If Australia isn't careful, its mere lip service in foreign aid to south-east Asia might come back to bite it.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne wouldn't be drawn by her US counterpart on China, but Australia is still very much in step with the Americans when it comes to military spending. Just ask our former defence ministers.
Where in the world is the minister for women, and other Tips and Murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
Good morning, early birds. Hong Kong police have fired water cannons, pepper spray and pellets at people protesting the new national security law passed by China this week, and Scott Morrison will reportedly seek to end interstate border restrictions at tomorrow's national cabinet meeting. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Australian citizens are increasingly at risk in the escalating diplomatic fight between Canberra and Beijing.
New Zealand is no longer coronavirus-free, plus more of the latest COVID-19 news.
After a quiet six months following the 2019 Hong Kong protests, the clash over Beijing’s ever-creeping influence in the city has resumed.