Geoff Kitney is a journalist who has covered Australia politics for more than 25 years and spent almost 10 years working as a foreign correspondent in Europe.
The battle for a Covid vaccine risks losing the “war”
A quest to find the “magic bullet” is drawing dangerous political lines. Without cooperation, nobody wins.
The many prescriptions for isolation
There may be only one way to slow the virus spread, but every country is coming up with its own interpretation.
A question of faith: future Coalition foreign policy under Morrison
If he wins the Australian election, Scott Morrison's evangelical Christian faith may influence foreign policy.
Kevin Rudd’s script in defence of multilateralism
Rudd’s time as PM covered great global upheaval, and his entreaty for the world to stop and think is worth noting.
An empty chair vs the risk of a crazy Trump crony
A politically stupid choice as next US Ambassador to Australia would hurt public confidence in the relationship.
Politics and policy meet in new Home Affairs Department
The Dutton appointment has given an element of domestic political intrigue to the Prime Minister’s announcement.
US-style Homeland Security: Back on Australia’s agenda?
There are some ideas in politics that turn a lot of laps before they find favour. Few have done the distance that a super national security department has.
More than 30 years after the Spycatcher case, espionage is back on Prime Minister Turnbull’s agenda – albeit in an utterly different form.