Alexander Downer

New Aussie rules: Conservative values have fallen out of fashion

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Conservative values have fallen out of fashion

The West is falling behind China in the next space race

7 November 2021 2:30 am

It is the first duty of governments to keep their citizens safe, protecting them from harm. This means constantly being…

Prison island: Australia’s Covid fortress has become a jail

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Australia’s zero-Covid policy has become a trap

How to deal with an aggressive China: lessons from Australia

15 July 2020 9:26 pm

What can the UK learn from Australia and its occasionally rocky relationship with China? The welcome decision to ban Huawei from…

Britain's post-Brexit trade plan could be a missed opportunity

23 May 2020 1:36 am

The economic argument for free trade is politically more important than ever. A drift towards the use of tariffs and…


15 February 2014 9:00 am

I watch yet another ugly Schapelle Corby scene on the television news: she’s being released from prison and bundled into…

Desperate times

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Kevin Rudd is playing politics with security and foreign policy