Former PM of Australia. Pres @AsiaSociety @AsiaPolicy. Chair @Murdoch_RC @NationalApology. ‘The Avoidable War’ out now. Father of 3 great kids w/ Thérèse.

Queensland, Australia
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Chuck Feeney is a giant among philanthropists and a great friend of Australia. His particular support for Australia’s medical research institutions has probably saved more lives than anyone will ever be able to tally. I'm so pleased to see him honoured in the Order of Australia.
I am pleased to announce that Charles 'Chuck' Feeney has been appointed an Honorary Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his services to Australian health, research and higher education. His dedication to these areas has been invaluable to Australia.
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China’s 20th Party Congress will last a week. But it will define the path China takes for decades to come. Join me for an @AsiaPolicy discussion with Senior Fellow Chris Johnson and @lingli_vienna as we lift the veil on this critical event. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1mn…
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Dutton has learn’t nothing. In government he never prosecuted foreign and defence policy as disciplines to ensure Australia’s long term national security. He always saw them as crude extensions of crass domestic politics to make himself look hairy chested theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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This is really sad news. Really sad. A great Australian woman. And a great advocate for global cancer research. Taken from her family far too early. Vale Olivia. 9news.com.au/national/olivia…
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I do not believe Xi Jinping wants near-term crisis, conflict and war with the US after Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. But I am afraid that we are seeing a fundamental, long-term shift in US-China relations with profound implications for Australia. @cnbc @asiasociety
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Imagine the LNP reaching for the smelling salts when confronted with Federal Labor Minister for Primary Industries @MurrayWatt and Qld State Ag Minister @MarkFurnerMP getting together to defend the interests of Qld farmers. Why? Because they believe in them and their industry.
Great to see the Ekka back after a couple of years off due to COVID. It’s where the city meets the country, where Ag Ministers like Mark Furner & me get to meet champion cows & we all get to celebrate Qld agriculture’s finest.
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Abbott, Dutton and their fellow Neanderthals were wrong on Native Title, wrong on the Apology, and their instincts are dead wrong now. PM Albanese's referendum proposal achieves the right balance. It's time to walk these next steps towards reconciliation. smh.com.au/national/voice-de…
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This is a terrific observation across the ages. Also Ronni, the 17th Century Dutch Republic infinitely more progressive than this lot.
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The Regents Of The Old Men's Alms House, (Frans Hals - 1664) was a commentary on old men who were once powerful, looking ridiculous with nothing to do. I absolutely kid you not.
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This is a good summary of content of the new climate law. It fails to reference the role played by the Australian Renewable Energy Target Law passed by my govt which mandated 20% renewable electricity generation by 2020. It’s now 25%. Back then it was 4%. theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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The core question for the long-term is this: does Speaker Pelosi's visit push us more towards a potential conflict between the US and China? Regrettably, I think so. That’s why the US and China need a framework to manage strategic competition.
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After 13 years, the Green Party has finally learnt from its monumental political and climate policy error in 2009 when they joined the Liberals to defeat my government’s plan for carbon reduction. For that I thank Adam Bandt. Australia is the better for it theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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The US-China relationship has become red-raw in recent years. Pelosi's visit throws fuel on the fire. I doubt China is about to ignite a shooting match with the US over it. But they will unleash a bunch of countermeasures against Taiwan itself. My comments on @BBCWorld.
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After 15 years of climate wars, the Neanderthal Dutton finally decides….to continue them! So much for science. So much for our grandkids. Just 100% politics. As Talleyrand said of the Bourbons “They have learned nothing, and they have forgotten nothing.” theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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What a difference an election loss makes! The Murdoch monopoly lavished praise on the LNP for flooding the economy with wasteful, inflationary spending. Now they need a scapegoat... I don't think the RBA is beyond criticism, but this is a classic distraction tactic from Murdoch.
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Great speech Albo. Good proposal for the referendum question. And, as the Prime Minister says, if not now, when.This is the next step in reconciliation after the Apology. Over to you Dutton.Are you man enough to back it? Or just play politics? Pretty basic theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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Shinzo Abe was a remarkable figure. It was my honour to tell the @BBCworldservice this story of Abe watching him go toe-to-toe with Vladimir Putin in 2016. It said a lot about him.
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We have just lost far too early a great voice in our continued striving toward a reconciled Australia. For which dealing honestly with the past is fundamental. Vale Archie Roach. theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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