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Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.

Our government hopes we'll forget about Saudi brutality

Our government hopes we'll forget about Saudi brutality

The government says it will do nothing further in response to the Saudi murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi until there's an investigation completed. Which is very handy indeed.

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

Australia increasingly isolated in support for Saudi regime

Australia increasingly isolated in support for Saudi regime

Australia is continuing to support a major conference hosted by the Saudi regime even as our allies boycott it in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Government declines to guarantee Australians' safety from murderous Saudi regime

Government declines to guarantee Australians' safety from murderous Saudi regime

It's business as usual for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade despite Saudi Arabia's gruesome disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, with diplomats promoting a regime event some of the world's most prominent businesses are boycotting.

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?

Australia needs to prepare for the trade war or end up a casualty

Australia needs to prepare for the trade war or end up a casualty

Whatever the outcome of the building trade war between the US and China, Australia's economy will be affected dramatically — for better or worse.

Payne will need to work hard to fix Bishop's damage in Asia

Payne will need to work hard to fix Bishop's damage in Asia

Incoming Foreign Minister Marise Payne has her work cut out for her to meet Australia's obligations in Asia-Pacific, something her predecessor largely ignored.

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.