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The Morrison government’s foreign policy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced his new approach to foreign policy at a Lowy Institute event in a speech entitled ‘In Our Interest’. He did so without drawing on the experience of any of the 6000 or so members of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The superficiality of Morrison’s policy pronouncement became evident when he constructed a straw man to launch an attack on what he described as ‘negative globalism’ that ‘coercively seeks to impose a mandate from an often ill-defined borderless global community’. Morrison’s defence against these faceless people seems to rest on two extraordinary propositions.

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