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  • Australia’s free speech failure
    by James Mortensen on 19. august 2019 at 01:00

    ON Wednesday, August 7, the High Court of Australia found the government’s decision to dismiss a public servant to be lawful. Formerly an employee of the Department of Home Affairs, Michaela Banerji was fired for anonymously tweeting her displeasure at the government’s asylum seeker policies. The post Australia’s free speech failure appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Hong Kong protests: What Beijing can learn from the British
    by The Conversation on 16. august 2019 at 01:00

    BEIJING has made no secret that it is weighing up the option of using force – either through deploying the People’s Liberation Army or People’s Armed Police – to quell the increasingly disruptive protests in Hong Kong. The post Hong Kong protests: What Beijing can learn from the British appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Australia dilutes Pacific leaders’ climate warning
    by Asian Correspondent on 16. august 2019 at 00:59

    PACIFIC leaders warned the world faces a climate crisis Friday but complained their message on global warming had been "watered down" at Australia's insistence. The post Australia dilutes Pacific leaders’ climate warning appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’: Seoul
    by Asian Correspondent on 16. august 2019 at 00:58

    NORTH Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The post North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’: Seoul appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Sci-fi as a potent political tool: How popular fiction shapes policy debates
    by Liam Gammon on 15. august 2019 at 01:00

    IN 2017, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel proposed all leaders be required to read science fiction to help them understand the past and future of science and technology as well as how new innovations might affect human society. The post Sci-fi as a potent political tool: How popular fiction shapes policy debates appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 15. august 2019 at 00:00

    JUDGES will rule next week on Australian Cardinal George Pell's appeal against multiple child sex abuse charges, court officials announced Thursday. The post Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 15. august 2019 at 00:00

    JAPAN's premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea. The post Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Modi ushers in a new intolerant India and revokes multicultural democracy
    by Rendy A. Diningrat on 14. august 2019 at 01:00

    THE Hindu Nationalist government of Narendra Modi, with unexpected suddenness, has abolished the special constitutional status of the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The post Modi ushers in a new intolerant India and revokes multicultural democracy appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Body of Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle
    by Asian Correspondent on 14. august 2019 at 00:59

    THE naked body of a vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after a 10-day search involving a hundreds-strong team. The post Body of Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil
    by Asian Correspondent on 14. august 2019 at 00:58

    Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil. The post Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]