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AAP/Rebecca Le May

Election fever doesn’t grip WA

Alert readers in the eastern states may have heard that their neglected cousins in the West are about to go to the polls. So what, I hear you say. It won’t make much difference at the national level, and…
AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Working for the (Australia Post) man

Ahmed Fahour and I have at least one thing in common: we both worked for Australia Post. Unfortunately for me, that’s where the similarities end. Whereas Fahour got A$5.6 million a year for his troubles…
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US president shoots the messengers. SAD!

Even those of us who didn’t have high hopes about what a Trump presidency might look like in practice have been astounded by his incompetence, ignorance and refusal or inability to confront reality. As…
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Trump triggers overdue policy debate

Whatever else Donald Trump’s election may have done, it’s had at least one welcome effect: it has finally sparked a long-overdue debate about the possible costs and benefits of Australia’s most important…
AAP/Mick Tsikas

What has Turnbull agreed to do for Trump?

Let’s hope it’s worth it. Malcolm Turnbull has sacrificed whatever remaining credibility he may still have had as a small-l liberal in a desperate effort to save his tawdry asylum-seeker deal with the…
EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

China: globalisation’s unlikely champion

We live in an era of unprecedented and frequently bewildering change. Shocks and surprises are the order of the day, none more so – or more consequential – than the election of Donald Trump as the 45th…
Reuters/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong’s clouded future

As the world struggles to come to terms with the potentially monumental geopolitical changes Donald Trump’s election threatens to unleash, it’s easy to lose sight of the fate of the small fry. Few places…
Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Trump, Putin and the new international order

If it weren’t quite so serious, it might be amusing. President-elect Donald Trump – the words are still rather difficult to believe – prefers to protect the reputation of one of the US’ perennial foreign…
EPA/Michael Reynolds

Two cheers for Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s presidency was always bound to be something of a disappointment. Few presidents have entered office with such great expectations, not least because of what went before him. Indeed, when…
Reuters/James Lawler Duggan

A rare American rebuke for Israel

As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…