Opinion

Labor's First Nations foreign policy looks like real, substantive change

By James Blackwell
May 27 2022 - 7:30pm
Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong, now the minister, addresses the National Press Club's foreign policy debate during the campaign. Picture: AAP

I have written a lot over the past year and a half on the topic of First Nations foreign policy - from New Zealand's bold first foray into the field in February 2021, to Australia's poorly designed and little-noticed Indigenous Diplomacy Agenda the same year. Both of these were remarkable events due to their efforts to reshape how we think about contemporary foreign policy and international relations, but fell somewhat short of the mark.

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