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All about the oil: a history of Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste

All about the oil: a history of Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste

Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all else.

'Mind-blowing logistics': India embarks on epic five-week election

'Mind-blowing logistics': India embarks on epic five-week election

As the country's 900 million voters head to the polls for the first time in five years, what is the current lay of the land when it comes to India's key political parties?

Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Australia's declining trust in politics and politicians paints a vastly different picture to our friends in New Zealand, where voter satisfaction remains high.

'There’s no way a person from Christchurch would have done this'

'There’s no way a person from Christchurch would have done this'

Christchurch is the most traumatised city in New Zealand. This is a statement that was true before last Friday's attack.

New Zealand must defend its open society against hate

New Zealand must defend its open society against hate

There have been signs of the mainstreaming of hatred in New Zealand for months.

The endless multicultural vigil outside the Masjid Al Noor

The endless multicultural vigil outside the Masjid Al Noor

The solidarity and compassion on display in Christchurch is a hopeful reminder that the fascists won't win easy. 

Not lone wolf nor automaton: the Christchurch terrorist doesn't fit old narratives

Not lone wolf nor automaton: the Christchurch terrorist doesn't fit old narratives

It's time to abandon old assumptions to see clearly what’s happened, and what’s coming.

The call is coming from inside the house

The call is coming from inside the house

A white supremacist killer has again shown us the violent hatred that lurks inside us. Don’t turn away without acknowledging it.

Across the Tasman and into a land of common sense and kindness

Across the Tasman and into a land of common sense and kindness

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.

West Papua is this generation’s Timor-Leste

West Papua is this generation’s Timor-Leste

Will Australia ultimately intervene in West Papua like it did in Timor-Leste? Or will the government turn a blind eye in favour of its recent free trade deal with Indonesia?