Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.
Australia's declining trust in politics and politicians paints a vastly different picture to our friends in New Zealand, where voter satisfaction remains high.
Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
"If he knew in advance that no one would have published or discussed his manifesto, would that have changed things?"
There have been signs of the mainstreaming of hatred in New Zealand for months.
The solidarity and compassion on display in Christchurch is a hopeful reminder that the fascists won't win easy.
As a Crikey reporter battled a tight stopover in the rush to get to Christchurch, New Zealanders helped her get home to tell their story.
Good morning, early birds. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms that her office received the "manifesto" of the Christchurch mosque shooter, and the Greens push to have MP Fraser Anning expelled from parliament following his response to the tragedy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
There is a strange pleasure in visiting places like Invercargill, forlorn cities stuck decades in the past. But nothing can stay unchanged forever.
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.