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Trade war. What is it good for?

Trade war. What is it good for?

This week: designing away mental illness, the cost of protectionism, and do you speak alien?

G7 creates Amazon fire fund

G7 creates Amazon fire fund

Good morning, early birds. G7 leaders have established a fund to help fight Amazon wildfires, and there's fresh hope for trade peace as China and the US consider returning to the table. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Is Australia really in a position to dictate terms with China?

Is Australia really in a position to dictate terms with China?

Crikey readers on Australia's trade future with China, and the Pell decision.

Victoria to abolish public drunkenness laws

Victoria to abolish public drunkenness laws

Good morning, early birds. Victoria moves to abolish its contentious public drunkenness laws two years after the death in custody of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, and a new report finds the majority of refugees on Manus and Nauru are seriously ill. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Signs of the apocalypse

Signs of the apocalypse

This week: aged care without immigrants, WeWork doesn't, writing when you were a kid, and ending the "cenecene".

New performance tests for university funding

New performance tests for university funding

Good morning, early birds. The government will announce a new university funding scheme tied to performance tests, and China issues fresh threats. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Dollar plunges amid trade war tensions

Dollar plunges amid trade war tensions

Good morning, early birds. The Australian dollar has plunged following a horror market day driven by the US-China trade war, and investigators travel to Afghanistan to probe claims of Australian war crimes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australia looks to sideline US in secret trade deal

Australia looks to sideline US in secret trade deal

Good morning, early birds. Australia is leading talks with Asia Pacific countries to create a significant trading bloc that would sideline the US, and infamous security company Paladin will not have its Manus Island contract renewed. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Are government travel advisories always about citizens' safety? There's often a bit more to it...

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

The Productivity Commission warns Australia is continuing its drift into lazy protectionism when it should be standing up for free and rules-based international trade.