Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 | 22:21 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 | 22:21 | SYDNEY

Eroding diplomacy is a bipartisan affair


Allan Gyngell

18 March 2009 13:50

I was surprised to see my op-ed on the Lowy Institute’s Blue Ribbon Panel report on Australian diplomacy appear in The Australian this morning under the headline, 'Rudd erodes diplomacy'. What could that have been about? It’s not a point I made. As anyone who reads the report, or looks at its charts, will note, the erosion has in fact been at work for many years. Alexander Downer was quite cheery and unrepentant in making the counter-argument in Dan Flitton’s piece in The Age.