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 | 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.

16 Jun 2020 - 11:17AM

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
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.

10 Jun 2020 - 3:27PM

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
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.

17 May 2020 - 11:19AM

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