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News May 20, 2017

Exclusive: Ex-military heads disagree over Middle East operations

As Australia considers extending its presence in Afghanistan, key figures have split over what has been achieved in the Middle East.


News May 20, 2017

The lessons of the WannaCry cyber attack

The global WannaCry cyber attack reveals the vulnerability of our networked computer systems, and the disastrously risky practices of Western intelligence services.

News May 20, 2017

Australian missing in South Sudan

The sister of a young man who vanished on a family holiday to South Sudan believes her brother was kidnapped by rebel soldiers. Why then, she asks, is DFAT doing nothing to find him?

News May 20, 2017

Migrants targeted as refugee panic founders

The government’s ‘Australians first’ rhetoric is a response to hardening community attitudes over immigration and job security.

News May 20, 2017

Brexit and UKIP in Margate, England

The depressed English seaside town of Margate was the epicentre of Nigel Farage’s pitch to those left behind by globalisation. But it’s now Theresa May they’re counting on to deliver UKIP’s platform.

News May 13, 2017

What the future holds for Fairfax

Fairfax’s latest staff cuts signal a crisis in Australian journalism, but international models offer a ray of hope.

News May 13, 2017

Did Max Castor disappear deliberately?

The father of a Swedish man missing in Victoria since 2004 believes his son vanished by choice. So is Max Castor still alive?

News May 13, 2017

Deradicalising Indonesian terrorists

Amir Abdillah helped kill and maim dozens of people but the now-free convicted terrorist says he’s done waging holy war. With many fellow jihadists being released from jail, the spotlight is on efforts to deradicalise them.

News May 13, 2017

Homelessness after cyclone Debbie

In the aftermath of cyclone Debbie’s floodwaters, the northern New South Wales town of Murwillumbah is suffering a housing crisis, with homelessness rife.

News May 13, 2017

Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world

As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.

News May 6, 2017

Coalition pins its hopes on budget approval

A less brutal budget may be the government’s last hope to wrest back public support and quieten questions over Turnbull’s leadership.

News May 6, 2017

Turnbull's war on universities

If the government’s new schools funding plan represents an ideological change, its cuts to universities reflect a calculated antipathy.