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Jarni Blakkarly

Jarni Blakkarly is an Australian journalist based in Melbourne. He is correspondent for The Diplomat’s Oceania blog and has previously worked for Malaysiakini and Peril Magazine. You can follow him on twitter @JarniBlakkarly.
New Zealand PM Key Seeks Third Term
August 20, 2014
New Zealand PM Key Seeks Third Term
The National Party could be the first to rule without a coalition since 1996.
New Zealand PM Key Seeks Third Term
Russia and Australia: Trading Rhetoric and Sanctions
August 16, 2014
Russia and Australia: Trading Rhetoric and Sanctions
The two countries have swapped sanctions and barbs since the downing of flight MH17.
Russia and Australia: Trading Rhetoric and Sanctions
Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia
August 12, 2014
Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia
A deal expected to be signed this week has already sparked widespread criticism.
Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia
Australia’s Controversial New Counterterror Measures
August 08, 2014
Australia’s Controversial New Counterterror Measures
Concerns are expressed at the expanded authority, especially the mandatory collection of telecom metadata.
Australia’s Controversial New Counterterror Measures
Wikileaks Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Media Silencing in Australia
August 04, 2014
Wikileaks Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Media Silencing in Australia
An attempt by the Australian government to suppress details of a corruption case has backfired.
Wikileaks Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Media Silencing in Australia
Delhi Drawn Into Australia’s Refugee Dilemma
July 29, 2014
Delhi Drawn Into Australia’s Refugee Dilemma
Negotiations to buy Australian uranium may complicate the return of asylum seekers to India.
Delhi Drawn Into Australia’s Refugee Dilemma
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
July 25, 2014
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
Canberra’s strong and vocal support for Israel has it at odds with many of its neighbors.
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
July 24, 2014
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
With the country increasingly engaged with Asia, can it generate more interest in Asian language study?
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
Australia Pushing for UN resolution on MH17
July 21, 2014
Australia Pushing for UN resolution on MH17
The country is outraged over the downing of the plane, which has left 28 Australians dead.
Australia Pushing for UN resolution on MH17
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
July 12, 2014
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
The Chinese find Australian prime minister a little too fulsome in his praise for the Japanese.
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers
July 07, 2014
UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers
Reports that Australian authorities have handed Tamils back to Sri Lanka spark international criticism.
UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers
Australia: The Boats Haven’t Stopped
July 01, 2014
Australia: The Boats Haven’t Stopped
Australia’s policy of turning back asylum seekers continues to attract controversy.
Australia: The Boats Haven’t Stopped
Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected
June 29, 2014
Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected
UNESCO takes just 7 minutes to dismiss Australia’s bid to open up forest to logging.
Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected
Australia and the Asian Arms Race
June 20, 2014
Australia and the Asian Arms Race
Australia is rapidly boosting its weapons imports…and is aiming to increase its exports.
Australia and the Asian Arms Race
PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant
June 17, 2014
PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant
Peter O’Neill is refusing to turn himself in for questioning in relation to a corruption investigation.
PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant
When Abbott Met Obama
June 14, 2014
When Abbott Met Obama
In a White House meeting, the two leaders agree to expand US-Australia military cooperation.
When Abbott Met Obama
Who Is Clive Palmer?
June 07, 2014
Who Is Clive Palmer?
Considered by many a buffoon, the businessman now holds the balance of power in Australian parliament.
Who Is Clive Palmer?
Death in Australia Highlights Tamil Refugee Plight
June 02, 2014
Death in Australia Highlights Tamil Refugee Plight
A man has died of burns after setting himself on fire over fears he would be sent back to Sri Lanka.
Death in Australia Highlights Tamil Refugee Plight
Indonesia’s Ambassador Returns to Canberra
May 28, 2014
Indonesia’s Ambassador Returns to Canberra
The return is a step towards the normalization of relations following last year’s spy scandal.
Indonesia’s Ambassador Returns to Canberra
New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma
May 26, 2014
New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma
A Kiribati man faces deportation after a New Zealand refuses to accept a ‘climate refugee’ claim.
New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma
Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget
May 22, 2014
Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget
Tony Abbott takes a gamble with harsh measures as he tries to lower the budget deficit.
Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget
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