Paul Millar,

Paul Millar

Melbourne, FL, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

The proud history of Abbott government backflips –

The Abbott government has decided it's going to give a handout to the car industry after all. <em>Crikey</em> takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine. → Read More

Crikey clarifier: should IS sympathisers be charged with treason? –

Jacqui Lambie has said those who support Islamic State should be prosecuted for treason. Does she have a point? → Read More

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game –

Australia is moving from surveillance drones to armed drones. But given the US' record of using drones in countries without authorisiation (and given Abbott's penchant for "captain's calls"), are Australian armed drones a good idea? → Read More

A brief history of death-defying popes

A brief history of death-defying popes Saint John Paul II recovers in hospital after an assassination attempt in 1981 Pope Francis’ long-awaited tour of Asia is in full swing, and people are starting to get nervous. In light of the People’s Pope’s apparent disdain for modern conveniences (such as bullet-resistant glass), security have been understandably worried about saving Francis’ bacon. His… → Read More

Crikey Clarifier: is the US really experiencing a ‘war on police’? –

The backlash against heavy-handed policing in the US is getting lots of media coverage, but police officers aren't necessarily in any extra danger. → Read More

Anonymous fights jihadists, who fight states, who fight Anonymous –

Telling the difference between friends and enemies just got harder after Anonymous decided to take on the jihadist enemies of nations that have, in the past, tried so hard to thwart Anonymous. → Read More

How one of the world’s most dangerous nuclear states became a joke –

The United States loves to laugh at silly old North Korea -- but the Sony hack and more-than-implied threats thereafter showed the DPRK didn't get the joke. → Read More

In Serial withdrawal? Try your hand at solving these cold cases –

Missing <em>Serial</em>? Here are some home-grown mysteries to spark your new obsession. → Read More

The year that was, in haiku –

How to sum up "shirt-fronting"? Ebola? The disaster budget? Gough Whitlam? <em>Crikey</em> waxes poetic on the big events of 2014. → Read More