Opinion: Bishop should face Australia’s record with International Law

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned China that it must respect international law, following the state’s rejection of the Phillipines arbitration case over its claims in the South China Sea. ‘While we take no position on competing claims in the South China Sea, Australia’s commitment to freedom of navigation and overflight consistent with international…

Greece: Economics is hard

The Greeks have looked the IMF/ECB horse in the mouth, and voted a resounding “No” to the conditions offered by Europe for further fiscal support. The debate between Greece and her creditors though is not over leniency or hard work, but a demonstration of how the 2008 crash has thrown conventional economics into turmoil. As…