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Tag archives: Julie Bishop

Beijing bashing needs reining in if Turnbull is to seize the moment

Crikey December 11, 2017 41 Comments

The relationship with Beijing is not at "tipping point" but requires careful maneuvering, which Turnbull seems incapable of doing.

Cabinet solidarity unplugged as leaky government circles the drain

Bernard Keane November 24, 2017 17 Comments

With ministers openly arguing about who is leaking from cabinet, the moment of truth for the Turnbull prime ministership is suddenly much nearer to hand.

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Bernard Keane November 23, 2017 26 Comments

Despite the wrath of the China lobby, the government has dealt competently with China's growing militarism and attempts to interfere in the region, including Australia.

Crikey Worm: white paper warns of a looming China

Max Chalmers November 23, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. A new foreign policy white paper will recommend Australia forge closer ties with the US to mitigate a rising China, and an infamous war criminal has been sentenced at the Hague. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Michael Sainsbury November 1, 2017 5 Comments

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Tips and rumours

Crikey October 24, 2017 1 Comment

Katter contains multitudes ... Winston Peters vs Julie Bishop ... Rudd gives his opinion (again) ...

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 14 Comments

Julie Bishop made a dill of herself over New Zealand. The fact that she hasn't worked it out suggests her lack of judgement continues.

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

Max Chalmers October 11, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Michael Sainsbury October 3, 2017 3 Comments

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

Crikey Worm: plebiscite D-Day, and was that a Tassie tiger?

Cassidy Knowlton September 7, 2017 2 Comments

Good morning, early birds. The High Court will decide the fate of the same-sex marriage postal survey, AGL thumbs its nose at the government, and was that really a Tasmanian tiger? It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton.