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Tony Walker

Tony Walker

Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

The Australian Financial Review: International Editor (2010-2016), Washington correspondent (2004-2010), Political Editor (2000-2004), Financial Times: Middle East correspondent (1984-1993), Beijing bureau chief (1993-1998), North American correspondent 1998-2000. Publications include Arafat: The Biography (Virgin Books 2004) and The Thomson Five: A golfing legend's greatest triumphs (Melbourne University Press 2016). Graduate Australian National University BA.(1968) Dual Walkley award winner for commentary (2003 and 2007). Paul Lyneham Award Excellence Press Gallery journalism (2003).

A matter of (mis)trust: why this election is posing problems for the media

May 02, 2019 17:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Election 2019 may well prove a watershed event in more ways than one. This will likely be the first time in the countrys electoral history that more voters are following the campaign online than via conventional media ...

No matter who wins the next election, managing the China relationship will be tricky – and vital

Mar 09, 2019 05:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

This is part of a major series called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other pieces in the series...

The Chinese coal 'ban' carries a significant political message

Mar 01, 2019 13:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As a standoff over Australian coal shipments through the northern Chinese port of Dalian continues, it underscores the extent of Australias economic dependence on China. One-third of all Australias exports globally are...

Huawei executive's arrest will further test an already shaky US-China relationship

Dec 16, 2018 13:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When US Vice President Mike Pence got to his feet at the conservative Hudson Institute in Washington on October 4, it was clear that US-China relations were entering a new, certainly fractious, possibly destructive...

G20 summit bring a truce in US-China trade relations – but it's likely to be temporary

Dec 04, 2018 00:04 am UTC| Insights & Views

The United States and China have arrived at a temporary truce in a trade conflict that was threatening to further destabilise world equity markets, entrench a global slowdown and cause more damage to a rules-based...

Shifting the Australian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be a big, cynical mistake

Oct 17, 2018 21:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In the Gospel of Matthew 26:15, it took 30 pieces of silver for Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus. In modern Australian politics it has taken the prospect of a loss of a byelection for a political leader to opportunistically...

All eyes on November's G20 meeting as tensions between China and the US ratchet up

Oct 16, 2018 15:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When G20 finance ministers met in Bali last week to review economic developments in the lead-up to the annual G20 summit, they could not ignore troubling signs in the global economy driven by concerns about an intensifying...

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Economy

USD/HKD spot likely to hover around 7.85 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks: Scotiabank

The USD/HKD currency spot is expected to hover around 7.85 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks to USD/HKD forwards. If risk sentiment improves, USD/HKD will slide in response as HKMA aggregate...

Australian bonds sink on never-ending U.S.-China trade war issues; 10-year yield hits fresh record low

Australian government bonds sunk during Asian trading session Thursday as U.S.-China trade worries remained at the fore with news that the U.S. was considering more Chinese tech firms would be added to the blacklist. As...

UK gilts jump after April consumer price inflation disappoints; retail sales data in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European session Wednesday following disappointment among investors as the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) missed market expectations, albeit better than the previous reading...

FxWirePro: Why Fed not worried about China selling U.S. treasuries to counter trade war?

Speaking at Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC), St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talking on Sino-American trade negotiations suggested that China, which is the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries, it chooses to...

German bunds maintain steady trade ahead of Q1 GDP data, May manufacturing PMI

The German bunds maintained a steady movement during European trading session Wednesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, investors will be keeping an eye on the...

Politics

Donald Trump Tax Returns: Democratic-led House Committee Gets 'Help' From Federal Judge, NY Senate in Financial Records Subpoena

A federal judge decision and a potentially game-changing New York state law are not helping United States President Donald Trump from keeping his tax returns from being scrutinized in a Congress investigation. POTUS then...

Melania Trump Body Language: She Looks 'Uncomfortable' in Recent Photos vs. 2016 Campaign Picture, Expert Says

United States President Donald Trump has an apparent habit of starting a tweetstorm in the middle of the night or too early in the morning. First Lady Melania Trump, on the other hand, has a completely different approach...

Vladimir Putin Girlfriend Rumors: Who Is Alina Kabaeva? Did She Just Gave Birth to Russian President’s Twin Boys?

Vladimir Putin is one of the most controversial state leaders for various reasons, including his policies deemed to be anti-LGBT and derailing freedom of speech. But the Russian president is also making headlines for his...

Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

Game of Thrones will officially close its curtains after its final episode on Sunday, May 19. Is Russian President Vladimir Putin one of the people who would be tuning in to see who sits on the Iron Throne? The question...

Donald Trump Net Worth: U.S. President’s Favorite Mar-a-Lago Resort Earned Less in 2018

Donald Trump may no longer be actively taking care of his businesses but it still earns him a sizeable amount of money every year. However, his latest annual financial report showed that his favorite getaway destination,...

Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

Around 50,000 people in Uganda were allegedly convinced by an American pastor to consume a so-called miracle cure for HIV/AIDS. The problem is the said substance was already flagged down by the United States Food and Drug...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

Apart from finding a complete cure for HIV/AIDS, another important aspect of tackling the epidemic is looking for an effective way to stop its transmission. Scientists may have made a great discovery in that area. A...

Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

Finding the cure for cancer also requires scientists and researchers to find various strategies on how to heal or destroy cancer cells and tumors. A recently published study offers an interesting approach as it revealed...

Technology

Bitcoin Latest News, Update: Leading Cryptocurrency Expected to Reach $10,000 But Not Before Price Correction Occurs

Bitcoin has been experiencing an upward trend in recent months, with the bulls finally getting the upper hand after the bears imposed their will on a rather prolonged note. As of this writing, the leading cryptocurrency is...

Torrent News: Tens of Millions of Pirated Downloads and Streaming Beefs Up 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Viewership

For the past eight years, Game of Thrones has been one of the most talked-about TV shows around the world. On Sunday, the final episode of season 8 was released that also marked the ultimate end to the original series....

iPhone 11 Release Date, Specs, Features: Is Touch ID Returning Through an In-Display Fingerprint Reader?

When Apple introduced the Face ID feature in 2017, most tech fans thought it also served as a permanent replacement for the Touch ID. But recent reports have it that the latter could make a comeback this year once iPhone...

‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Latest News: Title Deemed Highest-Selling Game in April; Battle Mechanics Major Factor for Success

Mortal Kombat 11 has now been deemed as the highest-selling title last month, based on data collected by market analyst NPD Group between April 7 and May 4. Along with Fortnite, the violent fighting game pushed digital...

‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ DLC Update, New Characters: Is Janemba Going to be Point or Anchor?

Last week, Microsofts Major Nelson accidentally leaked that Janemba will be the final character of Dragon Ball FighterZ latest DLC content. The gaffe happened during a segment of This Week on Xbox, specifically at the 3:10...
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