Daniel Flitton is senior correspondent for The Age covering foreign affairs and politics. He is a former intelligence analyst for the Australian government and was at one-time a university lecturer specialising in international relations.
Daniel Flitton Famous for branding Australia the ''poor white trash of Asia'', Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew has been around long enough to collect prime ministers in a scrapbook.
Daniel Flitton Australia needs to make sure it spends wisely. Aid spending will be directed closer to home.
Daniel Flitton In many ways, the words Julie Bishop and foreign policy don't fit neatly. At least not yet. Despite four years as opposition spokeswoman for foreign affairs, she is undoubtedly better known in the...
Daniel Flitton Sworn in on Wednesday, Julie Bishop says she wants to be the best foreign minister Australians could ask for. Can she do it? Daniel Flitton speaks to the first woman to have the job.
Daniel Flitton Tony Abbott has recruited former prime minister John Howard's international adviser to his private office to guide him on national security.
Daniel Flitton Victorian Trades Hall Council gave out how-to-vote cards at Saturday's election urging ticks for Labor and the Greens and a cross for the Liberals – not a numbered ballot needed for a formal vote.
Josh Gordon, Daniel Flitton and Adrian Lowe Howard-era finance minister Nick Minchin has emerged as a contender to take over as consul-general in New York after Steve Bracks was dumped from the role as one of the first acts of the incoming...
Daniel Flitton So much for governing for all. The Coalition hasn't even been sworn in but has opted for what appears vendetta politics.
David Wroe, Daniel Flitton Defence unlikely to choose one of its current top brass to become new border protection tsar.
Daniel Flitton Kevin Rudd may be vanquished - but Australia's diplomats are being urged not to be too eager to spread the word about their onetime colleague's political demise.
Daniel Flitton and Shane Green Winston Churchill called elections the indispensable education of a politician - and having lost and won a few, he was well schooled.
Daniel Flitton Tamil refugee Ranjini admitted to having trained child soldiers during civil war in secret ASIO report.
Daniel Flitton ASIO has branded Tamil refugee Ranjini a direct threat to Australian security, the High Court hears.
Daniel Flitton A refugee accused by ASIO of having links to Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil Tigers separatists and held for almost four years in Australian immigration detention has been released after the security...
Daniel Flitton No less than a ''stunning error of judgment'' is how Kevin Rudd characterised Tony Abbott's latest intervention on the war in Syria.
Daniel Flitton No less than a "stunning error of judgment" is how Kevin Rudd characterised Tony Abbott's latest intervention on the war in Syria.
Daniel Flitton Labor to pull back from Julia Gillard's plan to make women the centrepiece of Australia's stint in charge of the United Nations Security Council.
Jonathan Swan and Daniel Flitton Opposition Leader cautions against Australia becoming too involved in Syrian crisis, calling it 'a civil war between two equally unsavoury sides'.
Daniel Flitton The Defence Department is suddenly on the hunt for personal safety and protection gear in case of chemical weapons attack.
Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon An Abbott government plans to shut down an independent review of ASIO security assessments that have condemned almost 50 refugees – including a mother and her three children – to indefinite detention.