Politics

Ambassador Joe Hockey helps out travel firm

Australia’s US ambassador, Joe Hockey, asked embassy staff to meet with a corporate travel company before it lobbied for government work, even though the former treasurer is close friends with the company’s chief executive and now a big shareholder. In April 2017, Mr Hockey told Washington embassy staff to meet[Read More…]

Is this Scott Morrison’s Tampa moment?

Jalal Gholizadeh is sick. He complains of “constant pain in my heart”, a numb left shoulder, shortness of breath and a haemorrhoid. He is also on medication for anxiety. The 29-year-old Iranian has been on Manus Island for more than five years, save for the time he spent in Australia[Read More…]