Max Walden

Max Walden

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

Australia

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Police raids against two news outlets renew calls for safeguards for whistle-blowers and freedom of speech protections.

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Asia Pacific

The Australian Chinese granted residency after Tiananmen Square

Thousands of Chinese studying in Australia at the time of the 1989 killings were allowed to stay and build new lives.

The Australian Chinese granted residency after Tiananmen Square

Human Rights

Refugee suicide attempts up on Manus after Australia election

Ten men have tried killing themselves since Australia's conservative government returned to power, refugees say.

Refugee suicide attempts up on Manus after Australia election

Australia

Scott Morrison declares victory in tight Australia election

PM hails 'miracle' win after Liberal-National coalition outperforms exit polls that predicted a Labor victory.

Scott Morrison declares victory in tight Australia election

Asia Pacific

Australia election: Early results indicate a close fight

Ruling Liberal-National coalition and Labor Party are neck-and-neck, according to the Electoral Commission projections.

Australia election: Early results indicate a close fight

Australia

Climate change to be decisive issue in Australian election

Energy and global warming debates have dominated Australia's election campaign, with many voters calling for change.

Climate change to be decisive issue in Australian election

Australia

Here's everything you need to know about Australia's election

The opposition Labor Party is expected to win Saturday's election, with climate change emerging as a key issue.

Here's everything you need to know about Australia's election

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