Time to be neutral, Canberra Times, 23 July 2018

Time to be neutral Nicholas Stuart’s article ‘Why are we now talking our way to war?’ (CT 4 July, p. 17) is a question we need real answers to. The military contest and trade war between the US and China is one which we shouldn’t be drawn into,...

Empty rhetoric on nuclear weapons, Canberra Times, 1 July 2018

The Australian government is backing moves to name and shame those who violate the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons (“Chemical culprits on UK hit-list”, CT 28 June). This is of course the right thing to do, as long as pronouncements as to who has used the...

‘Rule of law’ and Palestine, Canberra Times, 22 May 2018

Just when one wonders how much more Australia can do to hinder peace in the Middle East, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop provides the answer.  Australia’s position as one of only two countries – Israel’s other protector and us – to vote against a UN...

Major weapons projects mean less jobs, Canberra Times, 8 May 2018

The CT report on the submarine project (“Contractor problems run deep on massive submarine project”, 4 May) states that an estimated 2,800 jobs will be created by the submarine project, with its estimated cost being $50 billion. That means we’ll be spending an average...

Weapons of Preference, Canberra Times, 25 April, 2018

Weapons of preference Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop recently stated that “the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances is illegal and utterly reprehensible”. True, and therefore alleged use demands investigation by the...

Shoot first, ask questions later, Newcastle Herald

Shoot first ask questions later The United States recent missile attack on Syria could be summed up in one simple statement: “Shoot first, ask questions later”. Without any investigation on whether a chemical attack actually occurred in Syria and if so who was...

Airport’s rank hypocrisy, Canberra Times, 20 March 2018

Airport’s rank hypocrisy So Canberra Airport doesn’t like “political” advertising such as that sought by the ACTU (“ACTU angry at airport rejection of billboard”, canberratimes.com.au, March17). This is the same airport that...