Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.
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.
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.
The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?
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.
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.
A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?
Whatever the outcome of the building trade war between the US and China, Australia's economy will be affected dramatically — for better or worse.
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.
Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.