Another exclusive feast of current affairs items: Scott Morrison’s “sports rorts” overshadowed by Nigel Scullion’s misuse of funds for Aborigines; New Yorkers squeezing last drop of profit from share market; bringing back some Aussie words; how America’s Pilgrims survived and prospered; Pentecostal pastor sums up coronavirus; Plug of the Week from Rowan Cahill. How the…

Senior Palestine ex-diplomat condemns Trump “peace deal” Ali Kazak, a former Palestinian ambassador and ex-head of Palestine’s delegation to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, has rejected the so-called “deal of the century” cooked up by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. For the record, the deal’s advocates are both…

Commonwealth Games hypocrisy exposed … Rescue alert for English royals … Anti-China lobby erupts … Australia’s new commander-in-chief is a Liberal tool … Why public libraries desperately need a hand … Farewell to Bob Walshe, a good bloke … Judge criticises “selfie” obsessives Commonwealth Games hypocrisy exposed Let’s face it, this month’s Commonwealth Games on…

Exploring Australia-China history Canberra writer and journalist Rob Macklin has written a highly relevant, timely and utterly riveting book on the intricate relationship between Australia and China. Over the years, I’ve read most of Macklin’s 28 books but this is his best. It’s a cracker. With China established as Australia’s major trading partner, and the Beijing…