University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the big stories in politics this week.
During his week in the United States, the PM tied himself to Trump to a remarkable degree. Though, the Washington days were better than later appearances, which saw Morrison open the China debate.
Anthony Albanese has attacked Scott Morrison for sending a message to Beijing while in the United State, opening a partisan rift at a time when Australia-China relations are at a low point.
In his valedictory address, outgoing secretary of the Prime Minister's Department Martin Parkinson, condemned “entrenched disadvantage” in Australia.
Backbencher Andrew Hastie's recent opinion piece has caused ructions within the government, but Scott Morrison needs to articulate a clear policy on China that also allows for dissenting voices.
Australia can't afford to pick sides between the United States and China. That's a good thing.
Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
The ball is rolling on the first foreign policy white paper in a decade - and there is much we need to think about.
It is impossible to know for sure what a Trump presidency would be like. But there are sensible reasons to suspect it could be disastrous – not only for the US but also for Australia.