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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.