July, 2018

Bob Carr’s road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

, Jul 11, 2018

The China Lobby needs to keep up with what's going on in the region while rehearsing Beijing's talking points.

Dreyfus and Carr revealed bugging first — so why have K and Collaery been charged?

, Jul 03, 2018

The prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K for revealing the bugging of Timor-Leste overlooks that Bob Carr and Mark Dreyfus revealed espionage claims first, and reckoned the allegations "weren't new".

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

, Jul 03, 2018

Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

, May 31, 2018

Crikey takes a quick look at John Garnaut — the man Bob Carr describes as one of ''the leaders of the recent anti-China panic in the Australian media".

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

, May 31, 2018

Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

Clive Hamilton and his (mildly justified) conspiracy theory

, Apr 04, 2018

Clive Hamilton's book on Chinese influence works best when it dissects the activities of Australia's clutch of China apologists. But he struggles to show how any Beijing influence has ever been effectively used.

Labor’s Palestine recognition push is too little, too late

, Jul 31, 2017

The primary responsibility for NSW Labor's shift on Palestine is the determination of the Israeli government to destroy any possibility of a two-state solution. And it's probably already achieved that.

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

, Jun 13, 2017

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.

The cautionary tale of Feng Chongyi, and China’s creeping influence on Australian unis

, Apr 07, 2017

Feng’s detention is completely of a piece with the multi-pronged stepping-up of the already crushing censorship under Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Keating says China financial interest claims ‘barking up the wrong tree’

, Oct 12, 2016

The former PM has criticised his party for effectively outsourcing decision-making to the navy.