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EXPERT ALERT – USA PRIMARY FEBRUARY 24

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EXPERT ALERT – USA PRIMARY FEBRUARY 24   La Trobe University experts are available to discuss the next US election primary on February 24.   ***Professor Dennis Altman Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe UniversityE: D.Altman@latrobe.edu.au  M: 0487 448 734   Professor Dennis Altman is the author of fifteen books. He is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: Ukraine war “deepening harmful gender stereotypes”, putting gender equality at risk

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For immediate release: Tuesday 20 February 2024 Press release  Ukraine war “deepening harmful gender stereotypes”, putting gender equality at risk   Gender equality is being threatened by the war in Ukraine, girls’ rights NGO Plan International warns ahead of the two-year mark since the escalation of the war on 24 February. Interviews with girls, young … Continued

Australians urged to reject propaganda attacks against UNWRA

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Media release | Friday, 16 February 2024 Australia’s peak body for foreign aid has urged Australians to reject propaganda attacks against the UN agency for Palestinian aid. Australian Council For International Development CEO Marc Purcell said:  “Yesterday, the Australian government acknowledged exaggeration in previous claims by the Israeli government, and aligned with widely known information … Continued

***MEDIA ALERT*** Launch of foreign policy paper

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***MEDIA ALERT*** Thursday, February 8 Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham will launch a new report from the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D) at federal parliament this morning. Who: Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong, Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham and AP4D Executive Director Melissa Conley Tyler When: … Continued

***MEDIA ALERT*** Launch of foreign policy paper

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***MEDIA ALERT*** Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham will launch a new report from the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D) at federal parliament on Thursday, February 8. Who: Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong, Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham and AP4D Executive Director Melissa Conley Tyler When: … Continued

Australia’s approach to trade negotiations: interim report published

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The Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth has released its interim report into the Australian Government’s approach to negotiating trade and investment agreements, examining how the process can be strengthened to build on Australia’s success as a trading nation and ensure agreements are of the greatest benefit for all Australians. Australia’s agreements reduce barriers to international … Continued

Media Alert: Yang Hengjun’s suspended death sentence in China

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With the news that Australian writer Yang Hengjun was given a suspended death sentence by a Chinese court, La Trobe political experts are available to provide commentary. Professor Nick Bisley Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences School Operations at La Trobe UniversityE: N.Bisley@latrobe.edu.au  M: 0487 448 734      Professor Bec Strating Director of La Trobe … Continued

ICJ ruling Russia – Ukraine genocide case: expert available for comment

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THE HAGUE, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ highest court will rule on Friday whether it will hear a case in which Ukraine has accused Russia of violating international law by saying its invasion was launched to stop an alleged genocide. Reference:https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/icj-rule-jurisdiction-russia-ukraine-genocide-case-2024-01-29/ Expert:Professor Sarah Williams from UNSW Law & Justice is available to comment … Continued