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While New Zealand heals, Australia's culture war rolls on

While New Zealand heals, Australia's culture war rolls on

The Christchurch attacks have brought New Zealand together. But in Australia, the home of the alleged killer, we keep fighting, and refuse to change.

Jacinda Ardern battles history to reform New Zealand's gun laws

Jacinda Ardern battles history to reform New Zealand's gun laws

For years, politicians have tried and failed to reform New Zealand's gun laws. After Christchurch, Ardern may finally be able to do it.

How New Zealand law deals with hate crime

How New Zealand law deals with hate crime

Like Australia, New Zealand does not have distinct hate crime laws. After last week's terrorist attack, is this enough?

The circus is in town: the world's media descends on Christchurch

The circus is in town: the world's media descends on Christchurch

The world's media has descended on Christchurch this week, and already things are starting to get tense and overwhelming.

'Singing is good for the soul': how Christchurch youth are responding to the attack

'Singing is good for the soul': how Christchurch youth are responding to the attack

The children and teenagers of Christchurch are taking ownership of their grief in a positive and powerful way.

Australia should leave Nauru alone -- we're doing more harm than good

Australia should leave Nauru alone -- we're doing more harm than good

Journalist and Pacific islands researcher Nic Maclellan argues that calls for Canberra to intervene in Nauru’s judicial crisis underplay Australia’s responsibility for the current mess.

The Rudd Solution: all maritime arrivals to be resettled in PNG

The Rudd Solution: all maritime arrivals to be resettled in PNG

The Rudd Solution on asylum seekers is a dramatic one: from now on, no one arriving by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. Will it work -- politically, or in stopping drownings?

Crikey says: Abbott had to be on his own

Crikey says: Abbott had to be on his own

We must be tough -- but this tough? Amnesty paints a depressing picture of Nauru to Crikey. A key lawyer at the Leveson inquiry tells us what has to change in the media. What to expect from next week's Doha climate talks (not much). And how Helen Garner cheated death.

Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

The Pacific Ocean is central to our economy and culture, writesNic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. The Pacific Islands Found should focus attention on that.

Sticking point over new powers for asylum-seeker safety

Sticking point over new powers for asylum-seeker safety

The aftermath of a boat sinking in the early hours of Wednesday demonstrates why improving arrangements between Indonesia and Australia is urgent, writes Stuart Ranfurlie in Jakarta.