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China is taking a deep dive to global domination. However, its ideological rivals, the Western democracies, are somewhat blind to Beijing’s global ambition.
PM Morrison did not overtly name China when discussing the Friday morning cyberattack on Australia Friday but said there was a state actor involved.
In Australia, Queensland’s top officials say you are more at risk of contracting the coronavirus in the supermarket aisle than the polling booth.
Lowy Institute argues that Taiwan’s election this weekend might be the most consequential for 2020, not US presidential election at the end of the year.
Australia’s parliament should scrap a new rule that allows nursing homes to overmedicate and restrain older people, a rights group in Australia said today.
Confrontation between Chinese students in Australian and New Zealand Universities over Hong Kong has a negative impact on free speech for these US allies.
Human-rights declarations and various legal instruments state that elections must be conducted by secret ballot, but silent about precisely what that means.
Film by Australian documentarian Ben-Moshe will be broadcast on ABC next week, showing career of the exiled Chinese cartoonist and street-artist Badiucao.
More than 90% of eligible Australians are expected to vote in the election on 18 May – because it’s one of the few countries to have compulsory voting.