Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor


Australia-Pacific cover Wall Street Journal. Former Kabul chief corro for Reuters and was AAP in Jakarta too. Bit of a cycling nut. Expert at tying shoelaces.

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“Choices will be made for us,” an Australian lawmaker warned, comparing the rise of China to that of Nazi Germany

Three men subdued a knife-wielding attacker who went on a stabbing spree in Sydney via @WSJ 

Australia’s military chief, General Angus Campbell@CDF_Aust , tells @ASPI_org  conference he sees “no logic” to the view of an unengaged US in the Asia-Pacific. Says facts and presence show otherwise.

Letter From Jailed New Zealand Shooter Was Posted Online - WSJ

Australia to join effort to protect shipping in Strait of Hormuz

I guess Baijiu is a belt and road to the east. The Aperol Spritz belt, though, crosses all borders.

Some personal news. I'm leaving journalism after 24 years and postings in the Middle East, Kabul, Indonesia, South East Asia, ending six years at the Wall Street Journal. Soon to be found in AusGov comms.

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LOVE this! So many Aussie PMs lately that paramedics stop asking ‘Who is the Prime Minister?' to assess concussion

Australian spy agency says foreign spy activities and interference at levels worse than Cold War heights. Several countries, led by China, rated as ‘extreme’ threats for carrying out foreign interference on Australian soil via

One Australian family is reeling after losing relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters via @WSJ 

Australian PM @TurnbullMalcolm  says 51,000 guns handed in during first national gun amnesty in 21yrs and will be destroyed.

JP Morgan says Australia's fiscal position "has worsened, not improved" under conservative Govt, says fiscal policy on wrong track.

Australian mosquitoes spearhead global crusade against Dengue Fever with trial set for Brazil

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Australia to send 300 more troops to train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants @WSJ 

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Australia hints to buy armed Reaper drones, says military already training with U.S. via @WSJ 

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