Binoy Kampmark

Mohammed Bin Salman and Greg Norman

The rebranding of Saudi Arabia's blood-stained image using sports has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, palace coup plotter and figure behind the butchering of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan's “net zero is dead” campaign should hardly come as a surprise, argues Binoy Kampmark.

While the Solomon Islands is divided on the security deal with China, Australia's major parties have been shouting from the same song book. Binoy Kampmark reports. 

ANZAC Day has become a parade for amnesia rather than reckoning, a ritual that rejects peace makers and conciliators in favour of the war mongers and undertakers, argues Binoy Kampmark.

The Australian government’s labyrinthine callousness and indifference to justice in its treatment of lawyer Bernard Collaery must be slotted in alongside that of another noted Australian being held in the maximum-security facility of Belmarsh, London, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Barbed wire

This month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Free Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's fate now rests in the hands of British Home Secretary Priti Patel, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The refugee deal with New Zealand offers some mitigation to Australia's cruel refugee policy. But, Binoy Kampmark asks, what will happen to the many hundreds of others in detention?

A still from Wikileaks 'collateral murder' footage

Julian Assange's fate will likely rest with British Home Secretary Priti Patel, following the Supreme Court's refusal to grant an appeal over his extradition to the United States, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The PM has announced a funding package to boost the koala's long-term protection and recovery efforts. But, as Binoy Kampmark argues this avoids the two major causes for its population dwindling: climate change and habitat destruction through other means.

Why cut academic cooperation between universities and academic institutions? Australian universities’ singling out of Russia has a note of self-indulgence to it, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has produced hundred of thousands of refugees. It has also revealed the hypocrisy and racism on the part of receiving states, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Countries are vying for their slice of ice, sometimes citing reasons of scientific collaboration but more often it is about national self-interest. Binoy Kampmark reports.

War on TV

Instead of running documentaries, statements or messages on how war might be averted, the message of conflict has become inexorably clear in the mainstream media, argues Binoy Kampmark.

With the government in a spot of bother, expect some rather extravagant public spending promises. The Great Barrier Reef is not one that has been spared. Binoy Kampmark reports.

It all seems very outdated, but when it comes to Cuba, Binoy Kampmark argues United States President Joe Biden is keen to ensure that old, and lingering, mistakes retain their flavour.

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