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Long reads
21 Feb 2017 17:29

Facebook's manifesto: Why the world needs a say

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a 6000-word manifesto on how Facebook aims to change the way civic society operates around the world.

22 Feb 2017 11:45

How world leaders rank on Facebook

This week global PR firm Burson-Marstellar launched its 2017 World Leaders on Facebook report. The study contains some findings that are anticipated and some that are surprising. First, there are no shocks at the top of the list. Narendra Modi leads: his personal page is number one (40 million...

22 Feb 2017 9:05

Julie Bishop's Washington mission: Find out who's running the show

Every four years there are wholesale shifts in the immense machinery of the US government. Even when a President is re-elected, hundreds of officials rotate in and out of the executive branch. If one does business with America, of whatever kind, these quadrennial games of musical chairs mean coming...

21 Feb 2017 17:29

Facebook's manifesto: Why the world needs a say

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a 6000-word manifesto on how the company aims to change the way civic society operates around the world. Depending on your personal sentiments, it's an inspiring or disturbing message; either way, it is worth a read. Facebook’s vision for a...

21 Feb 2017 13:47

Israel has neglected Australia for too long

When Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Bibi - tours Australia this week, we will hear many platitudes about the kinship between Australia and Israel, with the usual clichéd references to the Battle of Beersheba and nods to Australia’s Jewish diaspora. However, the truth is this...

21 Feb 2017 10:56

What will drive votes in the PNG election

Papua New Guineans head to the polls on the 24 June in a national election which will be as fiercely contested as its precedents. Five years ago, intense candidate rivalry, carnival showmanship and controversy about electoral roll discrepancies were the hallmarks of a drawn-out contest between...