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Julie Bishop looks to 'prime minister Wyatt Roy' in 2029 UN Security Council bid

Nick O'Malley The next time Australia holds a seat on the United Nations Security Council, 25-year-old Liberal National MP Wyatt Roy may be prime minister, says Julie Bishop.

Australia and Indonesia to work together to rehabilitate hundreds of convicted terrorists

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says she is aware of reports that an Australian has been killed in Syria but can't confirm it.

Nick O'Malley Australia and Indonesia will work together to rehabilitate hundreds of convicted terrorists expected to be released from Indonesian prisons in the coming years.

Julie Bishop hosts star-studded charity dinner at Robert De Niro's restaurant

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (second from right) hosts a charity dinner in New York with special guests who included James Packer (far left), Deborah Lee Furness (second from left) and Hugh Jackman (third from left).

Nick O'Malley A charity dinner in New York hosted by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had a surprise guest list, including Hollywood A-listers.


Doors open under new PM as Julie Bishop attends UN General Assembly

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Nick O'Malley Doors firmly closed with Tony Abbott as Prime Minister have mysteriously swung open.

Peter Dutton branded 'vulgar' after microphone gaffe

Joke under fire: Peter Dutton with Tony Abbott.

Adam Gartrell and Nick O'Malley Pacific and Aboriginal leaders have taken aim at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton over his "vulgar" jokes about indigenous people and rising sea levels.

Peter Dutton climate change joke criticised by Marshall Islands Foreign Minister

Joke under fire: Peter Dutton with Tony Abbott.

Nick O'Malley Peter Dutton's joke about climate change's threat to Australia's Pacific island neighbours has been firmly condemned by one of the region's best-known diplomats.

US conservatives like Abbott's refugee stance

Asylum seekers

Nick O'Malley After being castigated in The New York Times for Australia's "brutal" treatment of asylum seekers, Tony Abbott has won support from a conservative American website.

Online jihadist hails power of social media after Texas attack

An FBI crime scene investigator outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.

David Wroe and Nick O'Malley An Australian Twitter user and Islamic State supporter who appeared to encourage the terrorist attack on an anti-Islamic cartoon event in the US says his movement is "winning the minds of the young...

Attorney-General George Brandis flags $17 million plan to counter Islamic State online

Attorney?General George Brandis says the internet is not beyond the law.

Nick O'Malley Attending the White House's summit on countering violent extremism, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, has announced the Australian government will create a body to monitor social media and take...

US think tank asks 'Is Tony Abbott the most incompetent leader of any industrialised democracy?'

According to the think tank, Tony Abbott has

Nick O'Malley Analyst concludes 'a country that for decades has punched above its weight on nearly every international issue surely can do much better for a prime minister'.

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Iraq crisis demands Obama rethink

Air strikes: Australia's air force may be called upon to join a joint force in the Middle East.

Nick O'Malley and David Wroe Before gathering and unleashing the military might of an international coalition against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the White House is seeking to thread a formidably fine political needle in a...

MH17: Tony Abbott speaks to Vladimir Putin as Australia pushes for UN support for independent investigation

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spoken overnight on Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Australia begins gathering support for a draft United Nations Security Council resolution to condemn...

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Tony Abbott won't rule out following US military into Iraq as civil war threatens

Prime Minister Tony Abbott trained with Wounded Warriors veterans on the Mall in Washington.

Judith Ireland, David Wroe and Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Tony Abbott has not ruled out potential Australian military action in Iraq describing the situation there as "disastrous".

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Al Gore says ''history will not be kind'' to politicians who ignore climate change

Nick O'Malley Former US vice-president Al Gore has said that "history will not be kind" to politicians who stand in the way of climate action and he expected President Barack Obama would raise the issue with Tony...

Tony Abbott should be prepared for doubts in Washington

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17:  Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott watches as U.S. President Barack Obama inspects ties presented to him by the only Aboriginal MP Ken Wyatt (R), in the House of Representatives chamber at Parliament House on the second day of his 2-day visit to Australia, on November 17, 2011 in Canberra, Australia. The President will this afternoon fly to Darwin to lay a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, and visit the RAAF base, where US Army Air Force units were established during World War II.  (Photo by Alan Porritt-Pool/Getty Images)

Nick O'Malley As foreign affairs officials in Canberra planned Tony Abbott's visit to Washington next week, another Australian was already here, quietly checking the vital signs of Australia's most important...

Testing times for US alliance

Tony Abbott and Barack Obama during the President's visit to Australia in 2011.

Nick O'Malley As foreign affairs officials in Canberra planned Tony Abbott's visit to Washington DC next week another Australian was already here, quietly checking the vital signs of Australia's most important...

Treasury chief Martin Parkinson says climate refugees inevitable

Climate change

Nick O'malley Australia will have to resettle climate change refugees, Parkinson tells Washington audience.

Edward Snowden a traitor, Attorney-General George Brandis tells Washington think tank

Attorney-General George Brandis.

Nick O'Malley Those who doubted that Edward Snowden was a traitor were either of the “self-loathing left” or the “anarcho-libertarian right”, Attorney-General George Brandis said during a...

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Julie Bishop welcomes US intelligence reforms, lashes Edward Snowden

Julie Bishop.

Nick O'Malley Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has at once welcomed reforms of American signals intelligence gathering announced by President Barack Obama and insisted that Australia’s current level of...

Trade Minister Andrew Robb touts Australia's economic freedom ranking in US

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb.

Peter Martin and Nick O'Malley While in Canberra the Commission of Audit was railing against Australia's 'poor productivity, high dollar, high energy costs and heavy reliance on the resources sector', in Los Angeles Australia's...