Negotiate and seek Peace Treaty, SMH, Oct 2017

Negotiate and seek Peace Treaty Can’t agree more with John Hewson, SMH, 6/10 on the need for an Australian foreign policy independent of the US especially now in relation to Korea. We are poised on the brink of a war in the Korean peninsula; a war which could escalate...

Nuclear Deterrence, Canberra Times, Oct 4, 2017

Nuclear deterrence Tom Switzer, in his criticism of the newly adopted UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Letters, October2), undermines his own argument that “nuclear deterrence” helps keep us safe. In relation to North Korea, Switzer states “there are...

New super portfolio is a worry, Canberra Times, 29 July 2017

New super portfolio is a worry The militarisation of our society gathers pace with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new mega Home Affairs security department, flanked by armed soldiers. This super portfolio is to be headed by Peter Dutton. It apparently...