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Barry Everingham


Woolcott on WikiLeaks: idle diplomatic gossip overblown … and maybe useful

December 3, 2010 2 Comments

Australia’s most experienced diplomat has branded the reaction to the leaking of diplomatic cables in the WikiLeaks scandal as "overblown" and says most of the information is nothing more than gossip.

Another vintage ‘let’s get Rudd’ story

November 10, 2010 4 Comments

Rudd's not a gatecrasher, a DFAT source says. His enemies, and there are many, should get over him and let him get on with his job and his life.

Despite two Fs and a J, Wills just won’t get the top job

February 3, 2010 2 Comments

William for king, William for governor-general: it just won’t happen -- and it just shouldn’t, says Barry Everingham: the monarchy has no place in contemporary Australia.

Vanstone and Gus the weimaraner invite Rudd to a sleep over

July 8, 2009 2 Comments

With the imminent arrival of Kevin Rudd to Rome, Crikey understands that current Ambassador to Italy Amanda Vanstone actually invited the Prime Minister to stay.

Resignations, bites and worse: Vanstone drops the ball on G8

June 22, 2009 1 Comment

In retrospect, perhaps the former Senator Amanda Vanstone and her attack dog Gus were not the ideal choices to represent the people and government of Australia.

Vanstone on the hunt for the dog leaker

June 17, 2009 6 Comments

While in Australia recently, our honourable Ambassador to Italy Amanda Vanstone spent some time grilling immigration officials in a bid to track down the Italian cop who blabbed about her bitey dog, Gus.

Barry’s royal comment

June 14, 2006

The feathers, or should I say the ermine tails, are really flying in the Disney world of Australia's monarchists and it seems yesterday's men and women are at battle stations with swords unsheathed.

Weekend weddings

April 8, 2005

It’s not everyday that a fifty-something divorcee gets the Queen of England as a mother-in-law, and Camilla is making sure she’ll look the part as Charles – her lover for almost 30 years – makes an honest woman of her.