AUKUS and China tensions show need for lifting DFAT's diplomacy budget: ASPI

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
February 10 2022 - 1:00pm
Senator Marise Payne will catch up with her US counterpart Tony Blinken in Melbourne this week. Picture: Supplied

The long memory of the Anzac legend could have undermined Australian diplomacy investment, exacerbating pressures on national security and military budgets, a new paper from a top strategic think tank claims.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.