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RECAP

Recaps sum up the main news item that's been circulating in Australia and around the world that week. Look out for Recaps in your inbox every Sunday.

December 16, 2018

Given that we’ve had eight of them over the last eight years, you’ve probably become quite familiar with the term “leadership spill” in the context of Australian politics.

Last Thursday, the British Parliament also faced a major leadership spill when members of the Cons...

December 2, 2018

On Tuesday, Australian politics was shaken up by even more drama when someone called Julia Banks announced that she was quitting the Liberal Party. But who is she, and why is her choice to leave the Liberals so important? And what does it mean for the Liberal Party?

 Im...

A man walks into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. And he’s never seen again. Sounds like the stuff of movies right? But Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance does not seem to have a happy ending in sight.

 Jamal Khashoggi

Who was Jamal Khashoggi?

Khashoggi was a...

September 12, 2018

You've probably heard about the stuff that went down between Serena Williams and that umpire. And you've probably seen the cartoon by now, too. Together, the two events have created a huge amount of drama that means that, once again, people are making fun of Australia...

August 26, 2018

So. On Friday you might have heard that Malcolm Turnbull is no longer the Prime Minister of Australia. 

Some said the new PM was going to be Peter Dutton. Others said Julie Bishop. But in the end, it was announced that our new PM is Scott Morrison

So what on earth happ...

August 11, 2018

You might have heard recently that there was a major change in Australia's news companies - the merger between Nine and Fairfax Media. So what exactly are these two businesses? How does a merger occur? And what will happen with Australian media from now on? 

Here's...

August 3, 2018

Now that we've covered what tariffs are and why they're good or bad, here's a closer investigation into President Donald Trump's current "trade wars" - the increase in US protection and tariffs on international imports. 

One of Trump's most prominent campaign promises d...

May 30, 2018

We hear about the Syrian War everywhere - it's been going on for 7 years now, and has caused a huge refugee crisis. But who actually knows what’s going on? Here’s a quick recap. 

Who are the main groups involved?

OG Syrian government and their army 

Rebels against the Syr...

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