Island Off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of statecraft in Australian foreign policy
Monash University Publishing, $29.95 pb, 237 pp, 9781925523799
Marise Payne’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly touted Australia’s support for ‘rules’ and ‘international law’ in creating a global order that works ‘for the benefit of all nations and people’. But are these really the guiding principles of Australian foreign policy? Clinton Fernandes’s new book gives us reasons to be sceptical.