Articles by Peter O'Connor

Australia Challenges Idea of National Sovereignty

  • 27 June 03
  • The Associated Press
The Australian government on Thursday branded multilateral forums such as the United Nations as ""ineffective and unfocused"" and said its future foreign policy would rely on ""coalitions of the willing"" like the one that waged war in Iraq.

Queen's Man in Australia Gets Tangled in Scandal

  • 22 February 02
  • The Associated Press
Child sex abuse cover-up claims swirling around the British queen's representative in Australia exploded Thursday into a constitutional crisis as the prime minister rejected Labor Party calls for the firing of Governor-General Peter Hollingworth.

Australia's Howard Ups Majority

  • 12 November 01
  • The Associated Press
Australian Prime Minister John Howard's government was sitting on a predicted 10-seat-stronger majority Sunday after a stunning comeback built on his tough stance against refugees and support for the war on terrorism.