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Australia, the US & the rise of the Asia Pacific

May 1, 2012

Addressing the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. on April 25 (Photograph: Yuri Gripas).

On April 25, I delivered my first policy speech in the United States at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Click here to listen to it. (Video available here)

  1. cc&ruby permalink
    May 1, 2012 8:42 pm

    As Foreighn Minister, when are you going to negotiate a prisoner exchange programme with Indonesia?
    The crew on the assylum seeker boats are poor fisherman, who often dont know what cargo they are transporting until they turn up to the boat.

    Schapelle Corby is innocent and is in immeasurable pain and suffering. Schapelle should be brought back to Australia and given the opportunity to be nursed back to health.

    Both the Australian and Indonesian Governments should be ashamed of themselves for sacrificing an innocent woman’s life for politicial purposes.

    When are you going to negotiate with Indonesia to bring her home?

  2. Fardin Nikjoo permalink
    May 1, 2012 10:15 pm

    Don’t you think the US needs a little bit more of Australian wisdom being added into their Foreign Policy pot? I mean further than the Asia-Pacific. We are together in this after-all.

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