Australia’s Mine Games

A fierce battle is playing out in Australia over what could become one of the world’s biggest coal mines. 101 East investigates. Watch the film From the air, rugged bush and farmland stretch as far as the eye can see. This is ground zero in a fierce fight, pitting the interests of coal miners against…

Read More

North Korea warns Australia that supporting Trump is a ‘suicidal act’

Pyongyang’s official news agency says Malcolm Turnbull ‘invites disaster’ by pledging to support the US in any conflict with Kim Jong-un’s regime  US president Donald Trump and Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull. North Korea has warned Australia against committing itself to the US in event of conflict with Kim Jong-un’s regime. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Justin McCurry in…

Read More

CHINA’S INFLUENCE IN AUSTRALIA IS NOT ORDINARY SOFT POWER

Originally published in the Australian Financial Review. Rory Medcalf At a security summit in Singapore last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned of risks of coercion as China’s power rises. He subtly noted that the most troubling question may not be whether Asia finds itself at war – which no nation wants – but rather what…

Read More

A CHINESE THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN OPENNESS

Originally published in the New York Times (Photo: Flickr/Mark爱生活) Merriden Varrall Australians are increasingly concerned about China’s growing influence in the country. Chinese money is being funneled to politicians. Beijing-run media outlets buy ads in Australian newspapers to promote the Communist Party view on local and regional issues. Chinese companies are buying Australian farms and natural resources. The push…

Read More

Toddler’s tears show real effect of Townsville’s crime epidemic

news life Toddler’s tears show real effect of Townsville’s crime epidemic June 30, 20171:28pm Liz Burkenews.com.au@lizeburke Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a friend IT’S heartbreaking to watch. A traumatised toddler cries and wails, clinging to his mother. “Th-th-the, the bad people, the house,” he chokes. “My…

Read More