Month: November 2016

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Japan’s state secrecy laws still a secret

In the first year after Japan’s State Secrecy Law was enacted, various ministers and agencies classified 382 issues as state secrets.  The law is well […]

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Respect Timor, Leste ye be Judged

Australia’s relationship with our newest neighbour has reached a critical juncture. Timor Leste has successfully forced Australia into a conciliation at the Permanent Court of […]

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Seeing the elephant

“Seeing the elephant” is a 19th century American saying, meaning the gaining of world experience at a significant cost. It originated from travelling circuses, where […]