Australia's diplomatic approach needs a major revamp

By Ben Oquist
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:29pm, first published November 27 2020 - 5:30pm
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Suddenly it seems diplomacy is important. The foreign minister has praised the role Australia's diplomats played in the release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert; the prime minister is defending the use of an Air Force plane to help get Mathias Cormann elected to the plum post of OECD Secretary-General; and the head of our diplomatic service, Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) secretary Frances Adamson, has made a rare direct intervention in the public debate as part of efforts to patch the diplomatic rift with China.

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