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Why was the Bourke Street killer at large? Andrews and Pakula have questions to answer

Why was the Bourke Street killer at large? Andrews and Pakula have questions to answer

Finding the answer to why Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was allowed to walk the streets — despite having his passport cancelled and refusing to face court — will be impossible given our useless system of intelligence oversight.

Tony Abbott’s English-first crusade is ideological, not educational

Tony Abbott’s English-first crusade is ideological, not educational

Crikey readers respond to Tony Abbott's English-first crusade, the role of police surveillance in preventing terrorism, and micro-parties in the Victorian election.

It’s time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

It’s time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. If they do, politicians have a lot to answer for.

Australia reckons with Bourke Street Attack

Australia reckons with Bourke Street Attack

Good morning, early birds. Fallout from Friday's deadly Bourke Street Attack in Melbourne continues, the federal government plans to shift migration quotas to states, and world leaders gather to commemorate Armistice Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

White terror

White terror

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?

Crikey Classic: the 10 truths Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t utter

Crikey Classic: the 10 truths Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t utter

For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull could never admit for fear of infuriating the right.

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.