Kim Landers

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Winston Peters defends NZ's right to "speak plainly to our friends", after China expresses displeasure over South China Sea comments

New Zealand's recently released Strategic Defence Policy Statement has some frank language about China's actions in the South China Sea and its wider ambitions, and Beijing isn't happy about it.
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Super-portfolio deals with 'scourge of terrorism', not political: Dutton

The incoming Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, insists his new super-portfolio is all about protecting Australia and not advancing political agendas.
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More than half of Australians avoid news because it makes them unhappy

There's often a lot of criticism that the news is negative and depressing. A new study has found that more than half of Australian audiences sometimes avoid it for this very reason.
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Global terrorist attacks could step up as ISIS disintegrates: expert

The destruction of Mosul's Al Nuri mosque is another reminder that Islamic State's main victims have been Muslims.

'Bitter irony' that Fairfax announces 125 job cuts on World Press Freedom Day: media union

The once mighty Fairfax media company is taking the axe to its newsrooms across the country. It will cut about 125 journalists at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age in Melbourne The Australian Financial Review, and websites Brisbane Times and WAToday. That is on top...