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Jarni Blakkarly

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.
Posts by Jarni Blakkarly
August 20, 2014

New Zealand PM Key Seeks Third Term

By Jarni Blakkarly
The National Party could be the first to rule without a coalition since 1996.

August 16, 2014

Russia and Australia: Trading Rhetoric and Sanctions

By Jarni Blakkarly
The two countries have swapped sanctions and barbs since the downing of flight MH17.
August 12, 2014

Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia

By Jarni Blakkarly
A deal expected to be signed this week has already sparked widespread criticism.

August 08, 2014

Australia’s Controversial New Counterterror Measures

By Jarni Blakkarly
Concerns are expressed at the expanded authority, especially the mandatory collection of telecom metadata.

August 04, 2014

Wikileaks Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Media Silencing in Australia

By Jarni Blakkarly
An attempt by the Australian government to suppress details of a corruption case has backfired.

July 29, 2014

Delhi Drawn Into Australia’s Refugee Dilemma

By Jarni Blakkarly
Negotiations to buy Australian uranium may complicate the return of asylum seekers to India.
July 25, 2014

Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine

By Jarni Blakkarly
Canberra’s strong and vocal support for Israel has it at odds with many of its neighbors.

July 24, 2014

Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit

By Jarni Blakkarly
With the country increasingly engaged with Asia, can it generate more interest in Asian language study?

July 21, 2014

Australia Pushing for UN resolution on MH17

By Jarni Blakkarly
The country is outraged over the downing of the plane, which has left 28 Australians dead.

July 12, 2014

Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire

By Jarni Blakkarly
The Chinese find Australian prime minister a little too fulsome in his praise for the Japanese.

July 07, 2014

UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers

By Jarni Blakkarly
Reports that Australian authorities have handed Tamils back to Sri Lanka spark international criticism.
July 01, 2014

Australia: The Boats Haven’t Stopped

By Jarni Blakkarly
Australia’s policy of turning back asylum seekers continues to attract controversy.

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