(special AUKUS edition) Uncomfortable reading / əˈnkmfərtəbəl ˈrdɪŋ/ A lot of weasel words are an attempt to pre-emptively shield something awful from criticism. If something is...
Hitler (just like) By now, everyone has heard of “Godwin’s law”, an internet saying amounting to this: if you compare someone to Hitler or the...
Dear Editor, In a week when the International Court of Justice has reminded Israel to prevent genocide happening and to be more sensitive about supplies...
Op-Ed: Yang Hengjun and the fury of the Australian state
The fury that has been unleashed by the Australian government, state and media following the sentencing of Yang Hengjun in Beijing deserves some thought. He...
Australia “opposes” US statement on UN report into human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine
Australia has refused to sign a statement, alongside over twenty other countries, released by the US regarding an inquiry into human rights violations in Palestine...
Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality
When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...
Australia and New Zealand’s ‘seamless’ march to militarisation
The latest step in the militarisation of the Indo-Pacific has been taken. The inaugural ANZMIN ‘2+2’ joint meeting of Australian and New Zealand foreign and...
West Jerusalem no longer recognised by Australia as Israeli capital
One of the more heinous foreign policy decisions of the former Morrison government has been reversed: Australia no longer recognises West Jerusalem as the capital...
An Australian coup
Timor Leste and China have significantly strengthened social, cultural, and economic ties, specifically in energy, agriculture, and infrastructure. This follows Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong’s...
Cut-and-paste US world domination
“So today I want to talk to you about how we avert war and maintain peace – and more than that, how we shape a...
Labor’s war hawks succeeded in cementing AUKUS and the nuclear submarines and missiles that go with it in the party’s platform at its national conference...
Gaza: End the slaughter
An open letter to PM Albanese and Foreign Minister Wong Prime Minister/Foreign Minister, You, as the representatives of the people of Australia, talk on our...