Not one government official was consulted about Australia’s major Israel foreign policy shift

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Just after lunchtime on Monday last week, the head of Australia’s Foreign Affairs Department, Frances Adamson, took a call about the government’s planned Jerusalem announcement.

  • David Wroe
  • WAtoday

Public servants, even the most seasoned, aren’t unimpeachable, but they are the government’s bedrock for advice on major and complex issues.

Udu 6fSo it must have been a surprise for the nation’s most senior diplomat that the call from Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s office wasn’t so much asking for her input as letting her know a decision had been made.

The government would, the…

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