Andrew Bolt fisks both:
Â It is clear that the problem is Carr himself. It is plain that he has been antagonistic towards Israel and only too ready to believe the worst of it. That has been obvious again in his initial reation to this case.
It also seems to be obvious that a similar attitude to Israel informed thisÂ AgeÂ report. Â (Carr and The Age)
There is no guilt by association, but…..
Only greasy commie-haters and counter-revolutionaries like us would see something sinister when unelected foreign minister Bob Carr hangs out with Stalinists like Â Bob Ellis, seen here dragging his ass through the corridors of Canberra.
Gillards appointed Santa Claus keeps spreadin’ the wealth around:
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a further $7 million to repair or rebuild 18 schools and nine health clinics damaged by Cyclone Evan in December 2012.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced Australia would provide $15 million to rehabilitate 40 kilometres of main road in South Tarawa, Kiribati, which has been undermined by rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
Australia has a responsibility to assist civilian victims of this conflict left without food, shelter or basic medical care.
“That’s why I’m proud we can make this additional commitment in urgent humanitarian aid , bringing our total contribution for the Syrian crisis to $41.5 million.”
Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defence Minister Stephen Smith today announced that Australia would provide $10 million in assistance to Mali to support peace, security and humanitarian needs.
Rewarding Robert Mugabe, Â a genocidal dictator:
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a three-stage roadmap for the lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe, including requirements for a credible constitutional referendum and the holding of free and fair elections.Senator Carr made this announcement following the agreement in Zimbabwe last week on the text for a new draft constitution.
“Zimbabwe’s reform process has been painfully slow,” Senator Carr said.
Not that anyone noticed. Bob Carr must be hearing voices in his head.
We can feel your pain, Bob. We’re paying for it.
“However, leaders such as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai make the case for genuine progress in democratic reform, including during his visit to Australia in July 2012.
“Australia will therefore review its sanctions and tie any reductions to the achievement of democratic norms.”
Under the Government’s three-stage roadmap, Australia will reduce sanctions when the following benchmarks are met:
â€¢ a date for the constitutional referendum is announced;
â€¢ a peaceful and credible constitutional referendum is held; and
â€¢ free and fair elections take place and a democratically-elected government takes office.
Senator Carr said the lifting of sanctions was contingent upon continued political progress in Zimbabwe. Lifted sanctions could be reimposed if the process towards free and fair elections became derailed.
The phased reduction of sanctions on Zimbabwe is consistent with approaches being pursued by the United States and the European Union.
Australia’s current sanctions include travel and financial restrictions against 153 individuals and four entities, an arms embargo and prohibition on defence links.
Senator Carr also endorsed the positive role being played by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), especially South Africa, in facilitating efforts to return Zimbabwe to democracy.