Penny Wong

Australia is complicit in genocide

Protesters marked 40 weeks of consecutive protests demanding Labor end its support for Israel’s genocidal assault as the Lancet concludes that close to 200,000 Gazans have been killed.

kids holding a banner

Since the Labor and Liberal parties have lost hearts and minds over their support for genocidal Israel, they are now moving to culture wars, argues Pip Hinman.

The Blockade Ferra campaign prevented all deliveries from going in or out

The Ferra Engineering factory in Magan-djin/Brisbane was one of several targets of an internationally coordinated day of disruptive action against genocidal Israel on April 15. Alex Bainbridge reports.

die in at Penny Wongs office

Protesters staged a ‘die-in’ outside foreign minister Penny Wong’s office in Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide. Kerry Smith reports.

Maintaining the pressure on the Albanese government, Gadigal/Sydney, April 14

There was a defiant mood at the April 14 protests, marking 27 consecutive weeks of protest against Israel's genocide in Gaza. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Australia has not said much about South Africa’s case against Israel's genocide at the International Court of Justice. Alex Bainbridge writes that while Canberra generally supports the US on Israel, it is also giving itself some wriggle room.

Labor ministers happily agreed to allow the United States to deepen and tighten militarisation of Australia at the AUSMIN 2023 talks. Bevan Ramsden reports.

Background is the UK, Australia and US flag. Inset is Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong

If anyone was expecting a flash of independence from foreign minister Penny Wong’s address to the National Press Club, they were bound to be disappointed, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Well over 100 academics and other educators, many of them Jewish, have signed an open letter to vice-chancellors opposing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's Working Definition of Antisemitism. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Foreign affairs minister Penny Wong and Greens spokesperson David Shoebridge

Foreign affairs minister Penny Wong told Senate estimates that she was happy to defer to Washington on whether or not the B52s stationed in Australia would carry nuclear weapons. Binoy Kampmark reports.

 

How can we prevail on Labor to admit that realpolitik is obscene as a frame for its Israel relations? How can we force it to see the Israeli colonising project as unacceptable in today’s world, asks Ken Blackman?

We thought marriage equality was in the bag after Prime Minister Tony Abbott hinted he’d support a cross-party bill and conscience vote in the Liberal Party room in June. We thought we were closer when opposition leader Bill Shorten put forward a marriage equality bill. Victories overseas — Ireland and the US — in May and June propelled momentum here. But both Abbott and Shorten are now backtracking.