Australian Jewish News: Michael Gawenda and ‘The Powerbroker’

With the late Shimon Peres in 2012. This article was first published by The Australian Jewish News on 13 August 2020. The factional manoeuvrings of Labor’s faceless men a decade ago are convoluted enough without demonstrable misrepresentations by authors like Michael Gawenda in his biography of Mark Leibler, The Powerbroker. Gawenda claims my memoir, The PM Years, blames the leadership …

The Guardian: If the Liberal Party truly cared about racial injustice, they would pay their fair share to Close the Gap

Published in the Guardian on 7 August 2020 Throughout our country’s modern history, the treatment of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters has been appalling. It has also been inconsistent with the original instructions from the British Admiralty to treat the Indigenous peoples of this land with proper care and respect. From first encounter to the frontier …

Foreign Affairs: Beware the Guns of August — in Asia

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino Published in Foreign Affairs on August 3, 2020. In just a few short months, the U.S.-Chinese relationship seems to have returned to an earlier, more primal age. In China, Mao Zedong is once again celebrated for having boldly gone to war against the Americans in Korea, fighting them to …