Prime Minister Scott Morrison needs to inject a little more subtlety into his pronouncements - and keep a lid on the frustrations.
The prime minister's recent appearances at home and abroad suggest he is tracking to the right, and the lack of nuance in the positions he takes is worrying.
Julie Bishop and Marise Payne have risen to the top in foreign affairs, but their successes may be masking more systemic issues preventing women from advancement.
A new report has found a major gender gap persists in Australia's diplomatic, defence and intelligence fields. Australia needs good ideas, and we cannot assume they will all come from the same place.
The survey revealed 84% support for renewable energy among the Australian public.
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The latest annual survey from the Lowy Institute shows that 59% of Australians support strong climate action, and 84% want the government to embrace renewable energy even if it's more expensive.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson came to the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday night for an event organised by the Lowy Institute. Judging by a rapturous reception, he beguiled a crowd of journalists…
Donald Trump’s poor popularity has affected the level of trust Australians have in the US, but not their level of faith in the alliance.
Only 20% trust the US 'a great deal' to act responsibly. This is a big fall from the 40% level in 2011, when the question was last asked.
Scott Morrison will argue in favour of ‘keeping the door open’.
Scott Morrison will argue that Australia 'can't afford not to trade'.
More than eight in ten Australians rate John Howard as having done a ‘very good’ or ‘reasonable’ job in handling foreign policy.
Australians regard John Howard as the best living former or current prime minister in handling foreign policy.