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JOHN MENADUE. Julie Bishop – Foreign Minister or Senior Consular Officer

Foreign ministers can hide their failures more easily than other ministers because ‘foreign affairs’ has no serious domestic constituency. Appearances on the public and world stage can also hide a lack of substance – for a while. But the failures … Continue reading

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Bruce Duncan. Julie Bishop cuts Overseas Development Aid to record low.

Despite lobbying from many groups, the May federal budget for 2016-2017 is hacking another $224 million from Australia’s overseas aid, reducing our aid to $3.8 billion, and as a percentage of our national income to just 0.23%, our lowest level … Continue reading

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