Barry Everingham

Republican and royal watcher


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

December 3, 2010 2

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Vanstone’s dog puts the bite on Pakistan

March 25, 2009 17

Amanda Vanstone's dog has created diplomatic waves, writes Barry Everingham.

UN on Downer’s Cyprus appointment: get him “out of our hair”

January 6, 2009 1

It seems our Alexander was active in the dying days of the Howard regime in securing for himself a tax-free sinecure from the UN, writes Barry Everingham.

Three cheers for bonny prince Charlie, hip hip hooray

November 14, 2008 2

While the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales will largely go unnoticed in his mother's colonial outpost, Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy have worked themselves into a frenzy, writes Barry Everingham.

Diplomatic protocol trashed by the PM’s young Turks

November 3, 2008 6

The 'G20" phone call never would have happened if the PM had followed protocol, writes Barry Everingham.