Rob Idol is back with the first Current Affairs Wrap of 2016 and he’s ringing in the new year with our new Federal frontbenchers who will, hopefully, not be partying as hard as their former colleagues…
A week after the Paris attacks, actor Hugo Chiarella found himself performing through sobering parallels, causing him to re-examine the events.
With Anti-Reclaim Australia demonstrators speaking the language of violence, Polly Chester wonders if they’ve lost their moral compass.
In this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, Rob Idol charts the flames raging around the world: ISIS in Mali, El Nino in Australia and Harrison Ford in our hearts.
Following the Paris attacks, TBS looks at how, with the flow of information, the experience of terrorism has been changed in our lives.
With the horrors unfolding on Parisian streets, social media is showcasing the better side of humanity, with two important movements #PorteOuverte & Safety Check.
Australian living in Israel, Sarah Knopman, writes a letter to the Arab woman who was humiliated at her child’s kindergarten – it wasn’t anything personal, you have to understand.
In the aftermath of the Parramatta tragedy, Ingeborg van Teeseling looks into her past where she and her friends were also engaging with terrorist literature.
After Turnbull’s reaction to the Parramatta shooting tragedy, Rob Idol looks at the stark change in attitude toward solving security issues.
With the Radicalisation in Australia booklet set to be wheeled out in our schools, TBS has procured the teacher’s guide that accompanies it.
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap tackles our PM’s removal of citizenship for extremists, the thawing of the Cold War and the emergence of Trump.
Paul McMahon wants to personally ask Tony Abbott to make clear decisions about the removal of citizenship for foreign fighters before more Australians are lost forever.
When Jahar Tsarnaev unleashed terror in Boston and the Western world was dragged into a more subtle era of political violence, Scarlett Hawkins watched on in horror as the face of terrorism changed.
Following the despicable slaying of nearly 150 Kenyans overnight by Al Shabaab militants, Editor PB reflects on the things that matter…or at least that he feels should.
With the new language restrictions on inmates possibly doing more harm than good, Ugur Nedim thinks the solution might lay in hiring linguistically-diverse staff rather than removing basic human rights.
Even as the right-wing media still salivates over “the real” Tony Abbott and his national security address on Monday, Jack Howes calls it our for what it was – dog whistling.
Rich Jackson fights his own “Clinton rage” as he profiles Among the Hillary Haters, a piece about Hillary Clinton and the rocky 2016 US Presidential Road ahead, as part of this week’s Long Reads.
Had the Sydney Siege occured overseas, victims would be eligible for federal compensation, writes Ugur Nedim, so why isn’t this the case for an attack on home soil?
Michael Burrill wants a deeper analysis around the attraction to jihadism rather than media sound bytes about hunting down terrorist “monsters”.
From Burma to Ireland to the good ole US of A, Jacob Lynagh takes us around the globe to prove that, despite the media beat up, terrorism is NOT just connected to being Muslim.
Catriona Fielke says acts of terrorism will never be successful, so long as we get back up, dust ourselves down and carry on with our carrying on.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap highlights the sensitivities of our finest – Fred Nile, Rupert Murdoch and Cory Bernardi – following Charlie Hebdo.