Australian Politics

Defence deserves grilling on Rudd’s in-flight meal and more

April 6, 2009 | Karin SowadaThe leak of Kevin Rudd's outburst over an inflight meal on a Defence force jet shows the war between the Department and its political leaders could be just beginning.

Tough love for China?

March 30, 2009 | Karin SowadaIn the wake of Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon's difficulties, we must watch our Government's friendship with an emerging China.

Dead Sea Scrolls challenge changes nothing

March 23, 2009 | Karin SowadaRecently stirred up debate about the authorship of the Dead Sea Scrolls changes little about their overall importance.

Lib squabble takes our eyes off the ball

March 16, 2009 | Karin SowadaNothing excites Parliament House in Canberra quite like squabbles over political leadership. The atmosphere in the bubble that is Capitol Hill swirls around like a mini tornado as people share the latest gossip on an almost hourly basis. But this is not what Australians need, writes Dr Karin Sowada.

Intervention must close the gap

March 9, 2009 | Karin SowadaThe government is right to continue with the intervention if they can truly 'close the gap' on indigenous health, education, employment and housing outcomes, writes Karin Sowada

Rebuilding Iraq

March 2, 2009 | Karin SowadaThe prompt for the first of my regular blogs on Australian politics was, interestingly, a photograph in the Australian depicting 20 coffins draped in American flags, writes Dr Karin Sowada.