Topic archives: Bob Carr

Clive Hamilton and his (mildly justified) conspiracy theory

April 4, 2018 6

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

July 31, 2017 5

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

June 13, 2017 6

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.

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

April 7, 2017 8

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’

October 12, 2016 3

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

How Bob Carr — and our unis — came to love China (and its money)

October 4, 2016 5

Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.

Australian media deals kowtow to China’s brutal regime

May 31, 2016 2

Fairfax and Sky News have taken their 30 pieces of silver from China's state-run media.

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

July 16, 2015 17

Tony Abbott says he wants a nuclear-free Middle East. So what about Israel?

Labor goes for its own jugular in NSW campaign misfire

Labor goes for its own jugular in NSW campaign misfire

March 23, 2015 4

Labor has lessons to learn if it is going to unseat Mike Baird in NSW.

Crikey 15 | Digital disruptions: Bob Carr

Crikey 15 | Digital disruptions: Bob Carr

March 10, 2015

A New South Wales premier who became foreign minister in the final years of the Gillard government, Carr has always been a voracious consumer of Australian arts and letters. He tells Crikey his iPad is a quicker, more efficient way to read, but he just can't give up print.