April 28, 2016, 12:00 am
MELBOURNE Ports MP Michael Danby called on the government to explain why it has gone from being a major international critic of Iran to being even more accommodating of the regime than the United States, when he spoke yesterday at a public hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into the partial suspension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
March 3, 2016, 12:00 am
THE Australian government’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal will come under the spotlight in Parliament after Labor this week moved to refer the policy change to a powerful Senate committee.
December 10, 2015, 12:00 am
FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.