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Digital dystopia

Digital dystopia

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: anarcho-capitalists bring a copy of Ayn Rand to a gunfight, the European fight over energy and the future of music — compulsory Marshmello.

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Good morning, early birds. Section 44 could claim yet another Coalition MP, Peter Dutton rebuffs New Zealand refugee deal once again, and NSW to turn a network of public buildings into a virtual power plant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How will the Coalition’s proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

How will the Coalition’s proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

After years of stalling from the government, the New Zealand solution to the asylum seeker crises on Manus and Nauru is getting closer to a reality. But will Parliament accept the lifetime bans that come with it?

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Good morning, early birds! Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing backlash over the proposal to move the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and an asylum seeker deal between Australia and New Zealand is reportedly back on the table. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

New Zealand Fairfax merger attempt is blocked, again

New Zealand Fairfax merger attempt is blocked, again

A merger attempt between Fairfax's New Zealand imprint Stuff and rival business NZME has been blocked once more.

H is going home: farewelling the NZ teen just released from adult detention

H is going home: farewelling the NZ teen just released from adult detention

H was held for months in adult detention, away from his family in NSW, while Peter Dutton publicly threatened to send him to New Zealand. Today, he's free.

Bob Carr’s road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

Bob Carr’s road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

The China Lobby needs to keep up with what's going on in the region while rehearsing Beijing's talking points.

Crikey Worm: divisions over government’s new GST plan

Crikey Worm: divisions over government’s new GST plan

Good morning, early birds. The government has unveiled a radical new plan for the GST distribution system. Plus, a rift with New Zealand over the teenager in adult detention. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

New Zealand defies the hawks to maintain low interest rates

New Zealand defies the hawks to maintain low interest rates

According to inflation hawks, Australia is alone in not lifting interest rates. It seems no one told the New Zealanders.