Max Walden

Max Walden

Max Walden is a journalist focused on Southeast Asia and a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School.

New Zealand attack

New Zealand mosque attacks: Who is Brenton Tarrant?

'Narcissistic' right-wing Australian attacker allegedly behind Christchurch shooting was not known to authorities.

New Zealand mosque attacks: Who is Brenton Tarrant?

Australia

Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed six years for abusing boys

Judge accuses high-ranking Catholic Church official of 'callous indifference' to the suffering of two boys he molested.

Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed six years for abusing boys

Australia

'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

Hakeem al-Araibi released from Thailand detention after international campaign on risks of his extradition to Bahrain.

'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

China

Australia called to act against Chinese detention of Uighurs

Activists urge the government to help in the release of Australian Uighurs held in China's Xinjiang region.

Australia called to act against Chinese detention of Uighurs

Thailand

Saudi woman's case boosts campaigners' hopes for held footballer

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrives in Bangkok to push for footballer Hakeem al-Araibi's return.

Saudi woman's case boosts campaigners' hopes for held footballer

Australia

Fears of growing far right in Australia amid 'Deplorables' tour

Founder of Proud Boys gang denied visa to enter Australia, but many warn right-wing groups aren't going away.

Fears of growing far right in Australia amid 'Deplorables' tour

Thailand

Thailand urged to stop footballer's extradition to Bahrain

Former national player Hakeem al-Araibi has refugee status in Australia and fears persecution if extradited to Bahrain.

Thailand urged to stop footballer's extradition to Bahrain

Afghanistan

Afghan Hazaras slaughtered and Australian families want action

Even safely resettled in Australia, the spectre of Taliban violence still haunts the targeted minority group.

Afghan Hazaras slaughtered and Australian families want action

Malaysia

Malaysia and Indonesia are bucking the global trend on democracy

Across the world, democracy is in retreat, but that's not the case in Southeast Asia's two biggest Muslim countries.

Malaysia and Indonesia are bucking the global trend on democracy