Ministers For Foreign Affairs 1960-1972 The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is pleased to present the second book in the Australian Ministers […]
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We want to make it easier for interested Australians to access key official statements about the direction of Australian international policy. Here we identify and collate important speeches, Parliamentary statements, press releases, and media interviews given by ministers and opposition spokespeople on foreign, trade, defence, and development assistance policy.
Book Review: Australia, Menzies and Suez: Australian Policymaking on the Middle East Before, During and After the Suez Crisis
Robert Bowker uses long-secret cabinet notebooks to throw light on Australian political decision-making in the Suez Crisis of 1956, when Prime Minister Menzies took out insurance with a great power partner by giving conspicuous but token support for British action against Egypt, at some cost to Australia’s international reputation.