Should Julie Bishop Educate Donald Trump?
In a fascinating opinion article this week, Peter Hartcher infers in the byline that Julie Bishop’s next assignment- is to “educate Donald Trump”. Fascinating considering that in the last fortnight, political donations have been the central story of Parliament in this country. From Sam Dastyari’s Chinese donations to Fairfax Media reporting that prominent firms linked to the ruling Communist Party have been headed for the West Australian Liberal Party. So what is this next assignment that Hartcher is referring to and what can a relationship with China say about an Australian taking on the Republican candidate for global politics’ most powerful seat? Today, we are talking to the man who wrote that article himself.
Peter Hartcher, international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Gold Walkley award winner, former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy joined us on The Daily.
Produced by Hans Lee