Like Albanese, Plibersek is pragmatic, but probably hasn’t moved quite so far to the centre as he has. If she were running things, would this Labor government have a more radical tinge?
Officially, sovereignty has been put to bed with three straight independence referendum defeats. But France is continuing to devolve powers to its territory in an ambitious power-sharing experiment.
The latest vitriolic exchange reflects the long-running policy animosity between the two, particularly Keating’s hostility to Wong over the issue of China
In March, Albanese joined 50,000 people to march in support of queer rights. At the same time, in another part of the world, Uganda passed a string of draconian anti-gay laws.
The former prime minister also said Albanese was relying on two ‘seriously unwise’ ministers, Penny Wong and Richard Marles.
The latest breakthrough in the bilateral relationship follows the meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20
These new sanctions target individuals and entities rather than whole countries, in the hope of punishing the true perpetrators and avoiding the incidental suffering of innocent people.
This year’s talks had a noticeable shift of tone, reflecting the new Australian government. They include an emphasis on climate action and an invitation to Japan.
Rather than harming Australia’s credibility, the decision will likely reinforce Canberra’s reputation as a middle power seeking to navigate its way in the shifting sands of Middle East politics.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nick Bisley, Professor at La Trobe University about escalating tensions with China over Taiwan, and the Chinese Ambassador's recent address to the National Press Club.
Word from The Hill: People’s pockets hit again, with rate rise and floods set to boost veggie prices
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with Peter Browne from the politics + society team
The secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kathryn Campbell, has been replaced in a shake-up of federal departmental heads announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Pacific nations are increasingly setting their own agendas, meaning Australia and New Zealand are having to learn to listen.
The foreign minister’s trip to Solomon Islands was a difficult one, but while there was no big “win”, it also did not make things worse.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit is so essential because most previous ‘resets’ have not lasted. The government-to-government relationship between Australia and Indonesia is a fragile one.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra
Penny Wong’s first trip as foreign minister appears to have been a success. But there is a long road ahead – and lessons from 50 years ago may be useful.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Emma La Rouche from the University of Canberra’s Media and Communications team
Anthony Albanese had expected the election might be a week earlier than it was, because last Saturday would bump up against Tuesday’s Quad meeting in Tokyo.
The Quad summit in Tokyo has praised Australia raising its ambition on climate change, after Anthony Albanese told fellow leaders his government would do more to assist Pacific countries address it.