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News September 14, 2019
Remembering Timor-Leste’s independence
The roots of the tension between the Australian government and the Timorese stretch far beyond the bugging scandal exposed by Witness K. Many believe John Howard’s peacekeeping initiatives at the end of the ’90s were too little and too late.
News December 22, 2018
Exclusive: Chemical weapons dropped on Papua
The Indonesian military has employed airstrikes in West Papua – suspected to include the banned chemical weapon white phosphorus – as a retaliation for murders following a flag-raising protest.
News February 09, 2019
War in West Papua
West Papuan rebels have declared their province a war zone and appealed to the United Nations for assistance, as they vow to violently resist Indonesian rule until independence talks are entered into.
News October 01, 2016
Syrian city of Aleppo under siege
As bombs from Russian and Syrian government forces rain down on Aleppo, the city has become an ‘apocalyptic battlefront’ with civilians as collateral damage and foreign aid unable to get through.
Opinion September 10, 2016
“Nauru is a client state of Australia and does exactly what Canberra orders. For the prime minister to claim otherwise is downright fanciful.”
News August 20, 2016
Reporting the violence on Manus
A rare visit to the Manus Island detention centres to interview and photograph refugees revealed the violence awaiting them in the community and the obstacles to reporting this black spot.
News July 30, 2016
How Chechens became key Daesh fighters
How did the Georgian-born Chechen Omar al-Shishani, killed in Iraq this month, come to be one of Daesh’s key commanders in the ‘caliphate’ in Syria and Iraq?
News May 14, 2016
Indonesian crackdown on West Papuan independence protest
The harassment, beating and jailing of independence protesters by Indonesian authorities in Papua continues, while Australia turns a blind eye.
News April 30, 2016
Tasmania’s power crisis
Mismanagement of Tasmania’s once-abundant hydroelectric resources combined with the driest year on record see the state on the brink of wintertime power cuts.
Environment February 27, 2016
Politicising the Tasmanian bushfires
Tasmania’s wilderness fires are an environmental disaster, a foreshadowing of climate change conditions – and a point of political contention.
News January 30, 2016
Jakarta terrorism’s roots in oppressed Aceh
January’s Jakarta terrorist attacks have their roots in the oppression and unrest of Aceh’s hidden war.
News December 19, 2015
The truth about John Howard’s East Timor ‘liberation’
As Indonesian troops fired on a compound of refugees in Dili, John Howard directed the AFP to withdraw. Had they followed orders, they would have left 3000 people to certain death.