Foreign Correspondence

Rudd Ousts Gillard

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — After being unceremoniously dumped in 2010, after one failed and one aborted leadership challenge, and after three years suffering the slings and arrows of outraged caucus colleagues, Kevin Rudd has his revenge. In a successful […]

Foreign Correspondence

Japanese Dogs Denied Whale Meat Snacks

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — When it comes to fishing practices, Japan easily has one of the patchiest records among the international community. As far back as the 1980s, its maritime practices were a magnet for environmentalists. Whaling, shark finning, culling dolphins en […]

Foreign Correspondence

Hazing ASEAN Unity, Again

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s on again. Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian companies with large plantation interests, along with thousands of small land holders, are burning off and razing forests in Sumatra, throwing enough smoke into […]