Paul Keating

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The three big questions Australia’s leaders must answer about the Aukus deal | Gareth Evans
The public has a right to know why we are making such a drastic shift in our defence strategy and spending, writes Australia’s former foreign minister

Gareth Evans

21, Mar, 2023 @3:11 AM

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How many ex-PMs does it take to sink Australia’s nuclear submarine deal? | Paul Karp
Malcolm Turnbull was quick to share his concerns about the $368bn deal but the opposition to Aukus was led by that old Labor war horse: Paul Keating

Paul Karp

17, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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We shall fight them on our pages: Nine newspapers invoke Churchill to defend their Red Alert series | The Weekly Beast
Newspapers’ leadership angrily rejects criticism of China series with insiders saying their efforts were similar to ‘Churchill taking on the Nazis’. Plus: the end of the shock jock?

Amanda Meade

17, Mar, 2023 @1:31 AM

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Paul Keating has ‘diminished’ himself with scathing attack on Aukus submarine deal, Albanese says
Malcolm Turnbull has also questioned deal amid UK economy’s ‘existential problems’

Amy Remeikis

16, Mar, 2023 @1:31 AM

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Paul Keating labels Aukus submarine pact ‘worst deal in all history’ in attack on Albanese government
Former Labor PM blasts ‘incompetence’ of his party for backing nuclear submarine agreement with US and UK

Paul Karp

15, Mar, 2023 @8:33 AM

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ABC staff to walk off job next week – as it happened
This blog is now closed.

Rafqa Touma and Natasha May (earlier)

15, Mar, 2023 @7:50 AM

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The ‘worst deal’ in history and an Albanese snub: Paul Keating’s most memorable calls at the press club
Former Labor prime minister attacks Aukus, the media, post-Brexit Britain and his own side of politics

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @7:06 AM

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Paul Keating blasts Age and SMH for ‘provocative’ China war story
Former Australian PM criticises ‘extent of the bias’ in newspapers’ front-page report warning of armed conflict in Indo-Pacific

Daniel Hurst

07, Mar, 2023 @4:39 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull says Labor has failed to answer if Aukus deal compromises Australian sovereignty
Former PM says if operation of nuclear subs depends on US then that is ‘a momentous change which has not been acknowledged’

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

02, Feb, 2023 @9:45 AM

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Few in the media grasped the power of Keating’s Redfern speech that day in 1992 | Amanda Meade
As a junior Sydney Morning Herald reporter, I got to write the ‘first rough draft of history’ that day – but not everyone saw it that way

Amanda Meade

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Chalmers offensive: crunch time as treasurer faces first federal budget | Katharine Murphy
A volatile global economy looms as Jim Chalmers assembles the Albanese government’s inaugural budget, where he will be judged on delivering on election promises while exercising restraint

Katharine Murphy Political editor

21, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Family life has evolved markedly in Australia in the past 50 years, but income equality for women is a long way off | Greg Jericho
While 71% of couples with dependants both work, economic dependence remains a major issue for women

Greg Jericho

19, Oct, 2022 @10:00 PM

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