The Union’s handling of Trump, China and an increasingly unstable world might inform us a lot about how Morrison sees Australia’s function on the global stage.
One of Scott Morrison’s very first acts as prime minister was to announce a yet unfinished plan to move Australia’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
It was horrible geopolitics. The embassy relocation is a substantial flashpoint in Muslim-majority nations, and had the potential to toxin relations with neighbours like Indonesia and Malaysia. However, simply months previously, the Trump administration had moved its embassy, a long-term objective of both effective pro-Israel lobby groups and Evangelical Christians, trigg