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News February 14, 2015
Former diplomat Michael Thawley takes top govt job
A defender of the Iraq war, who also saw off an inquiry into the AWB scandal, the new head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will nonetheless be willing to ask the tough questions.
World February 07, 2015
PM Tony Abbott fights critics by donning flak jacket
Jokowi’s execution smokescreen; unease between Iran, the US and Israel.
World February 14, 2015
Time to strip PM Abbott’s war-making power
Bali clemency push; Malaysia regresses; Thai military rule makes US uneasy; Delhi in vote against Modi
World January 31, 2015
Myanmar’s hesitant steps to catch up
Suu Kyi’s resurgence. Patchy reforms. Buddhist violence. Thai ‘prison’ boats.
World January 24, 2015
New India posting big economic scores
Abbott abroad; LNG fails PNG; Tamil abuse report.
World December 20, 2014
Oil price plunge provides crude benefits amid Middle East unrest
Russian rouble falls; rupiah slide hits Golkar chairman; poor polls for Shinzō Abe; gun lobbyist weighs in on siege.
News December 13, 2014
PNG PM dragged into corruption scandals
Papua New Guinea’s corruption scandals continue to dog its government, and threaten to envelop Prime Minister Peter O’Neill as he courts Australian investors.
World December 13, 2014
Economists doubt Shinzō Abe’s reform plan
China defies Hague over sea dispute; CIA’s damning torture report; Disney, Skype on Luxembourg tax list.
World December 06, 2014
OPEC pulls global market levers again
China setbacks in HK and Taiwan. Third divorce for Thai prince? Sri Lankan elections.
World November 29, 2014
Hagel’s toast as holes in US policy worsen
Iran nuke deal delayed. Netanyahu bill controversy in Israel. Cracks in Sri Lankan Freedom Party. Modi's wife comes forth.
World November 22, 2014
China FTA cushions emissions pledge blow
Abbott coaches on two percenters. Obama’s time running out on Iran’s nuclear deal.
World November 15, 2014
Japan and China agree to disagree
Luxembourg tax dodgers leaked; Japan’s history wars claim scalp; Abbott’s hairy-chested adviser.