Two years after losing the race for secretary-general, the former New Zealand prime minister says the UN needs an "injection of sheer political reality".
Aussie UN officers distance themselves from the US ... Chook Dad's daughter roasted ... powder leaves parliament blue ...
Good morning, early birds. Police have dismissed speculation that the perpetrator of yesterday's Flinders Street attack in Melbourne had any links to terrorist organisations. Plus, the UN has formally rebuked Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers, bringing you the final edition of Crikey Worm for 2017. But don't worry, he'll be back to deliver your morning dose of news and current affairs in January.
Industries like sporting and tourism could be turned into tools for fighting indefinite incarceration.
Labor makes hay, again ... Malcolm Roberts' weird war on the UN ... backhanded compliments ...
Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has released a report that is the culimnation of years of research -- and the international community takes it seriously.
In some ways, Rudd’s reference to the UN being a 20th-century body needing 21st-century relevance contains some truth, but evidently not in the way that he means, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson