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Australia seeks to settle migrants outside major cities

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australia is drawing up plans to require migrants to temporarily settle in regional and rural areas to

Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism

Journalism is getting something of a battering in Australia. At the parliamentary level, laws have passed that would be inimical

US looks to trump China’s Huawei in Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, (AFP) - The United States and Pacific allies will counter a bid from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to build

Parasitic and Irrelevant: The University Vice Chancellor

They are some of the most remunerated officials of one of Australia’s most importantly lucrative sectors, drawing huge “packages”, as

The Woes of Climate Change States

As Australia’s tattered yet new government, led by the increasingly oafish and amateurish Scott Morrison trundled into its post-climate phase,

Needled Strawberries: Food Terrorism Down Under

There is something peculiar doing the rounds in Australian food circles. The land down under, considered something of a nirvana

Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian “Values”

Be wary of the self-satisfied and morally soothed. The complacent have a habit of giving the game away, glorifying themselves

Battling Contamination: Erin Brockovich Down Under

The Australian press have been in a state of drooling ecstasy. Part of it is because Australia can be relevant,

Banning Chelsea Manning: The Dubious Tests of Character

National security advocates have been crotchety ever since the release of Chelsea Manning for a sentence they hoped would go

Hijacked Democracy: Normalised Instability in Australia

You can sense Australian politicians – or at least a good number of them – fuming at being cobbled together

Prime Ministerial Chaos: Turnbull’s Last Days

No one is in charge in Australia. Monday’s leadership challenge by Home Affairs minister, the potato-headed former police officer Peter

Readying Knives: The Mortality of Australian Prime Ministers

The opinion poll prime ministership is a modern Australian disease. Not only does it suggest an ailing in the Westminster

Warring against Encryption: Australian proposals for the Tech Giants

What is it with Australia’s law enforcement authorities? Their uncontrollable appetite for encrypted data – primarily the data of private

Meaningless Titles and Liveable Cities: Melbourne loses to Vienna

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its World’s Most Liveable City index, the

Authoritarian Revocations: Australia, Terrorism and Citizenship

Contrary to any popular perceptions of Australia’s legal system, a dislike of rights reigns with pious conviction on both sides

The Lasting Condition: Drought in Australia

Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands. They

The Death of the Investigative Journalist: Channel Nine’s Takeover of…

The Yes Minister series portraying the skulduggery of Whitehall during the Thatcher years throws up a salient reminder how certain

Infant Armour: Jacinda Ardern, Baby Madness and Myth

The Jacinda Ardern phenomenon, clumsily dubbed Jacindamania, shows no signs of abating. Journalists have long given up bothering about policy

Pushing Huawei Out: Australia, the Solomon Islands and the Internet

Be wary of the Chinese technological behemoth, goes the current cry from many circles in Australia’s parliament. Cybersecurity issues are

Elite Atrocities: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan

“Further into the Afghanistan mission, after multiple deployments, soldiers began to refer to members going ‘up the Congo’."-Chris Masters, The