It's 2019 and Australian politicians are only just starting to front up to this major group of voters. They have a lot to learn.
Labor's recent Israel problem doesn't so much hinge on the comments made or the beliefs held, but rather that there is conflict at all.
Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all else.
George Brandis's public begging to keep his job degrades the diplomatic corps and embarrasses Australia — but did it breach the code of conduct public servants must adhere to?
DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.
The Australian response to the recent detention of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun exposes the risk-averse dead hand of DFAT for what it really is.
The reasons for Yang Hengjun’s detention remain unclear. But human rights violations have escalated sharply under the increasingly repressive regime of Xi Jingping.
Lurid reports of Chinese hacking omit that we engage in exactly the same — and occasionally worse — cyber-espionage.
We all accepted at face value that the Israel embassy pitch was tied to Wentworth. So why exactly is this damn thing still hanging around?