Australia even today has no overarching plan or political strategy to bring peace to Syria or Iraq. We've outsourced it, as we have the larger fraction of our foreign and defence policy, to a conflicted and exhausted superpower that seems increasingly helpless as the ghosts of past decisions have proliferated into nightmares.
We’ve hit peak car, but trying to solve the problem with more roads is like loosening your belt to cure obesity. Senator Rice outlines the Greens plan to prioritise train, tram and bus projects, as well as paths for people to walk and ride their bike.
The Senate notes with deep concern recent political developments in Cambodia, including the issuing of an arrest warrant based on seven-year-old defamation charges against opposition Leader Sam Rainsy and his subsequent removal from parliament and stripping of his parliamentary immunity.