Nikkei Asia: Why I’m Taking On Murdoch

Published in Nikkei Asia, 22 November 2020 Recent landmark moves by Japan, South Korea and China to embrace a pathway to net-zero emissions beg the question as to why other major economies such as Australia — and until now the United States — have been dragging their feet in the fight against climate change. Part of the answer, quite simply, …

SCMP: How the G20 Can Overcome Covid-19

By Kevin Rudd and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Published in the South China Morning Post, 21 November 2020 As two of the region’s leaders around the G20 decision-making table during the height of the last global recession in 2008 and 2009, we understand the power of the institution in a crisis. But after four years of the not-so-subtle degradation of the …

Washington Post: How Biden Could Get the US to lead on climate again

Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr By Kevin Rudd and Bill Hare Published by the Washington Post, 18 November 2020 President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to begin the process of rejoining the Paris agreement with the stroke of a pen. As important as this will be, a more significant demonstration of Biden’s determination to rejoin the international fight against climate change will come …

Nikkei Asia: China, Japan and South Korea have good news for planet Earth

Published in Nikkei Asia on 4 November 2020 No matter who is declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, Asia’s pathway to becoming a carbon-neutral continent is now increasingly clear. Six months ago, Asia was lagging desperately behind the rest of the world, including South America and Africa, in its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by midcentury. Only …

SMH/Age: Murdoch’s Sway On Politics Warrants Royal Commission

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on October 19, 2020 Living in Australia, many now habitually think our national media landscape is normal. It isn’t. No other Western democracy has the level of print media monopoly that Rupert Murdoch has secured for himself in Australia. A single American billionaire has now seized control of almost 70 per …