Qatar isolated by Gulf neighbours as rogue state

June 6, 2017

Will Australia cut diplomatic relations with the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, and ban its airline, Qatar Airways from flying to Sydney?  It’s a fair question – especially after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and a group of other states including Dubai and Abu Dhabi cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, because of what they says is that countries support for Islamic extremism. Here’s Colin Chapman


Australia should pay attention to the Middle East

May 29, 2017

Why does foreign affairs feature so little in the national Parliament, even as the Government is drawing up a new White Paper? Do our present cohort of political leaders not really care? Colin Chapman reports


Laptop ban likely to be extended to all US-bound flights

May 21, 2017

In between sacking the head of the FBI, disclosing shared intelligence with the Russians,visiting Saudi Arabia, tweeting furiously to his followers and running what Beltway insiders  increasingly say is a chaotic administration, President Donald Trump is considering extending a ban on laptops and tablets to all states from anywhere in the world, including Australia. As Colin Chapman reports this has set airlines scrambling for work arounds.


North Korean missile test: what next?

May 15, 2017

North Korea has fired what appears to be a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, just days after the elelection of a new South Korean president, who has been advocating re-engagement with Pyongyang, reports Foreign Policy Australia’s Colin Chapman


Australian Companies & Markets October 23

October 23, 2016



Free trade agreements offer health sector big opportunities

December 28, 2015

Leading health industry consultant Virginia Rigoni talks to Colin Chapman about openings for health professionals in Asia.

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