Tony Walker

Tony Walker

Tony Walker is a vice-chancellor's fellow at La Trobe University and a columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for commentary, and recipient of the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. He is a former foreign correspondent for Fairfax and the Financial Times in China, the Middle East and North America. Publications include Arafat:The Biography and The Peter Thomson Five.

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Opinion | Australia has a great chance to engage in trade diplomacy with China, and it must take it

Australia would have nothing to lose by encouraging China to explore opportunities provided by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, says Tony Walker.

Australia would have nothing to lose by encouraging China to explore opportunities provided by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, says Tony Walker.

Australia has a great chance to engage in trade diplomacy with China, and it must take it
10 Feb 2021 - 8:36AM
Opinion | Joe Biden’s win gives Australia the chance to reshape its ailing China ties. Will Scott Morrison go for it?

Canberra needs to find a way to drag its relationship with Beijing out of the mire. A Joe Biden presidency may be the answer, says Tony Walker.

Canberra needs to find a way to drag its relationship with Beijing out of the mire. A Joe Biden presidency may be the answer, says Tony Walker.

Joe Biden’s win gives Australia the chance to reshape its ailing China ties. Will Scott Morrison go for it?
17 Nov 2020 - 6:30AM
Opinion | Karm Gilespie’s case cannot be separated completely from strained Sino-Australian relations

The case highlights rise of ‘hostage diplomacy’, when one country detains a foreign citizen as retaliation for actions that might have displeased it.

The case highlights rise of ‘hostage diplomacy’, when one country detains a foreign citizen as retaliation for actions that might have displeased it.

Karm Gilespie’s case cannot be separated completely from strained Sino-Australian relations
16 Jun 2020 - 11:17AM
Opinion | Why Australia should rethink being part of Trump’s expanded G7

There are many reasons to criticise China, but a Camp David pile-on is the last thing Scott Morrison needs given the tenuous state of Sino-Australian relations.

There are many reasons to criticise China, but a Camp David pile-on is the last thing Scott Morrison needs given the tenuous state of Sino-Australian relations.

Why Australia should rethink being part of Trump’s expanded G7
10 Jun 2020 - 3:27PM
Opinion | Australia has dug itself into a hole in its relationship with China. It’s time to find a way out

Australian PM Scott Morrison must pay less attention to his national security establishment and give more credence to advisers who know something about China.

Australian PM Scott Morrison must pay less attention to his national security establishment and give more credence to advisers who know something about China.

Australia has dug itself into a hole in its relationship with China. It’s time to find a way out
17 May 2020 - 11:19AM