The Guardian: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic fail. Now Scott Morrison is trying to gaslight us

Australians should be proud of their success in suppressing and eliminating coronavirus so far. This is largely due to the efforts of state governments – Labor and Liberal – in containing local outbreaks through a combination of mandatory quarantines, temporary lockdowns and effective contact tracing. And the Australian people themselves have played the biggest part by making this strategy of …

Statement: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Thérèse and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to his lifelong partner Her Majesty The Queen, and other members of the Royal Family. Prince Philip lived to a venerable age. Both Thérèse and I had the opportunity to meet and converse with …

Submission: Parliamentary Petitions

In February 2021, I made a written submission to the Australian House of Representatives Inquiry into aspects of its petitioning system. The Inquiry was launched following technological failures by the Department of Parliamentary Services which resulted in many thousands of Australians being unable to sign the Petition for a Royal Commission to ensure the strength and diversity of Australian news …

Saturday Paper: A Foreign Policy for the Climate

By Kevin Rudd and Thom Woodroofe Britain’s Conservative government last month declared the fight against climate change its top diplomatic priority after a comprehensive review of its foreign, defence and security policy. In the United States, Joe Biden has mainstreamed climate change across his own national security apparatus. And the European Union has begun taking steps towards putting climate change …