The Aboriginal flag flying over Parliament House in Canberra

Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.


Australia must use what leverage it has with the US to urge a cogent, measured and co-ordinated response to Russia’s Syrian intervention, writes Alan Dupont.

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Tony Abbott’s interview with the Washington Post has revived his problem of loose lips - but this time on the international stage, writes Mark Rolfe. 

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UN Special Adviser and former foreign minister Alexander Downer is among many high profile speakers taking part in a major student diplomacy conference at UNSW this weekend.

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Australia will need to stake out an independent position on matters that come before the Security Council while developing a national approach to the global agenda, writes Anthony Burke.