Australia’s Baby Steps Toward Severing Ties With the Queen

The new Labor government has established a ministerial position to begin the process of making the country a republic. But the idea is far from the top of its agenda.

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Will Australia’s Election Be a Reckoning for Morrison on Climate?

The election spotlights the risks faced by climate-skeptic politicians.

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How a Group of Female Independents Aims to Revive Australian Democracy

A community-driven movement has recruited around 25 candidates, most of them successful women preaching pragmatic reform. They could shape the balance of power after Saturday’s election.

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Australia Asks: How Far Is Too Far in Making China a Campaign Weapon?

Australia’s conservative government has claimed, without evidence, that the political opposition would cozy up to Beijing. To many, it has crossed a red line.

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‘Dark Money’ Suddenly Dominates Australia’s Election

Chinese financing, unreported donations, payouts from coal barons: The new political season is shining an unaccustomed light on a culture of opacity.

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Australian Politician’s Home Raided in Chinese Influence Inquiry

The case is the first high-profile criminal investigation of Chinese influence peddling to be made public since Australia passed foreign interference laws two years ago.

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