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The Foreign Policy White Paper: An Innovative Regional Big Picture?

November 28, 2017 - 10:52 -- Admin

Denis Bright invites comments on the recently released Foreign Policy White Paper which charts Australia’s short-term future in the Indo-Pacific Region to 2030. Is the White Paper essentially a federal LNP take on our future or can it accommodate some sparks of Australian independence?  The Guardian noted the sparks of critical independence from the Hon…

We have a right to know

November 28, 2017 - 10:39 -- Admin

On Sunday, the Guardian reported that Médecins Sans Frontières has been denied access to asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island in order to assess their health and wellbeing, despite having been granted approval from PNG immigration earlier in the week. Whilst it is unclear just who is giving the orders, this is typical of…

Day to Day Politics: Labor (nationally) the big winner in Queensland

November 28, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Tuesday 28 November 2017 1 Post any election there comes a period of analysis where the event is discussed, dissected, pulled apart, turned upside down, rattled, shaken, and then put back together, just so that we can analyse what people were thinking and how the might think in the future. In addition to the effects…

Foreign Policy Blues: The Australian Foreign Policy White Paper

November 27, 2017 - 10:00 -- Admin

The Australian Foreign Policy White paper was touted as a main course for consumers of policy, a document that revealed the inner workings of those creatures working for the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs. Its temper is predictable, its prose wooden, the voice of a satrap trapped in the body of a sovereign. There…

Hats off to Queensland

November 27, 2017 - 08:59 -- Admin

On Saturday night, we witnessed another spectacular crash by One Nation Party in the Queensland state election, following their less than inspiring performance in the WA state election earlier this year. It seems the more attention the media give them, the worse they do. During the lead up to both these elections, the mainstream media…

Politics for good

November 27, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease with consequences ranging from a mild illness, through lifetime disability to death. The disease is also known as polio. It is spread by contamination of drinking water and food and those affected may be contagious for up to six weeks without being aware of their illness. Once you have polio,…