Pezzullo is a one-off in the today’s public service. He can perhaps be best understood by referring back to the so-called bureaucratic “mandarins” of decades ago.
She was the longest-serving woman in the Senate’s history.
Australia and the Netherlands have started legal action against Russia in the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.
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Scott Morrison on Tuesday will announce $804.4 million over a decade to strengthen Australia’s strategic and scientific capabilities in the Antarctic.
The US, Australia, Japan and India are keen to show they are not merely reacting to their rivals’ agendas, but are able to offer their own ambitious solutions for the Indo-Pacific.
Australia has made some progress in gender equality in the diplomatic and security sectors, but a new index shows work remains to be done.
Christian Porter’s anonymous money pot.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Scott Morrison has said Afghans in Australia on temporary protection visas who came by boat will not be offered permanent residence.
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If the government is considering the release of the Biloela Tamil family, they may force the family to take a tortuous route rather than the simple one, writes Michelle Grattan
The outcome for the Australian citizen cannot be viewed separately from the continued downward spiral of Australia-China relations.
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The government said it expected the closure would be temporary, but it appears unlikely a Kabul embassy will reopen anytime soon.
Beijing’s suspension of the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue sends a strong signal it is prepared to escalate tensions.
All flights from India have been suspended until May 15, to take pressure off the quarantine system especially in Sydney and at the Howard Springs centre in the Northern Territory.
The move is designed to demonstrate to the Australian public, the Chinese leadership, and Australia’s allies that Canberra is holding firm in its ‘push back’ against Beijing.
The Morrison government has cancelled the Belt and Road agreements Victoria has with China.
Despite hopes it might be otherwise, the new round of the gender wars has become as rugged and nasty as their cousins, the culture and history wars.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a carefully worded statement in response to questions of a prisoner swap. This kind of deal could bring criticism from Australia’s allies.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has described the invasive searching of 13 Australian women as “grossly disturbing”.
The Australian government has registered “serious concerns” with Qatar about an incident in which female passengers, including Australians, were taken off a flight bound for Australia and subjected to an invasive search.
The Morrison government will introduce legislation to enable it to review and cancel agreements state, territory and local governments and public universities have entered with foreign governments.