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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.
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June 29, 2014

Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected

By Jarni Blakkarly
UNESCO takes just 7 minutes to dismiss Australia’s bid to open up forest to logging.
June 20, 2014

Australia and the Asian Arms Race

By Jarni Blakkarly
Australia is rapidly boosting its weapons imports…and is aiming to increase its exports.

June 17, 2014

PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant

By Jarni Blakkarly
Peter O’Neill is refusing to turn himself in for questioning in relation to a corruption investigation.

June 14, 2014

When Abbott Met Obama

By Jarni Blakkarly
In a White House meeting, the two leaders agree to expand US-Australia military cooperation.

June 07, 2014

Who Is Clive Palmer?

By Jarni Blakkarly
Considered by many a buffoon, the businessman now holds the balance of power in Australian parliament.
June 02, 2014

Death in Australia Highlights Tamil Refugee Plight

By Jarni Blakkarly
A man has died of burns after setting himself on fire over fears he would be sent back to Sri Lanka.

May 28, 2014

Indonesia’s Ambassador Returns to Canberra

By Jarni Blakkarly
The return is a step towards the normalization of relations following last year’s spy scandal.
May 26, 2014

New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma

By Jarni Blakkarly
A Kiribati man faces deportation after a New Zealand refuses to accept a ‘climate refugee’ claim.

May 22, 2014

Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget

By Jarni Blakkarly
Tony Abbott takes a gamble with harsh measures as he tries to lower the budget deficit.

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