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.
Crikey readers discuss the NSW government's attempt to restrict third party campaigners, MUP's board chaos and DFAT's mishandling of the Yang Hengjun arrest.
Correspondence released by DFAT shows diplomats warned that more deaths were likely during upcoming demonstrations in Gaza. Turnbull and Bishop have remained largely silent.
It wasn't so long ago that Bishop was seen as an obvious successor to Turnbull. What a difference a year makes.
To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.
Critics, including importantly Australia’s defence and espionage establishment, believe China's latest move to be a potential strategic threat.
Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has cost taxpayers over $200,000 in his first year as special envoy on human rights, new figures reveal.
Speaking at the Women in National Security conference in Canberra on Tuesday, Frances Adamson said "good is not good enough".