Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
March 16, 2017
Mr. R.A., a regular reader here, share this story, and it’s significant enough I need to talk about it. Australia’s Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop, has recalled all Australian Ambassadors to that country – temporarily it is to be stressed – for a conference in Australia of all senior Australian diplomats for a foreign policy “reset”, or, at least, that’s what were being told according to this article by Amy Remeikis in The Sydney Morning Herald:
There’s the usual “all is well” explanation, including, of course, the obligatory remarks about how all this is being brought about by the Trump Administration and Mr. Trump’s prior remarks about NATO, redoing security and trade deals like TPP, and the growing China problem in the South China Sea. One hundred and thirteen high diplomatic officials will meet with Prime Minister Turnbull in Canberra:
In an Australian-first step, 113 heads of mission – which includes the nation’s ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls-general – will return for three days next month, as the government looks to reset how Australia navigates its foreign, trade and development policies on the global stage.
Every head of mission, with the exception of a few whose terms are about to expire, will meet in Canberra for a two-day meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Ms Bishop and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, as well as a representative from Labor, to contribute to the long-awaited Foreign Policy White Paper, due to be delivered later this year.
Doubtless, all this is true: Australia will need to craft a security and trade strategy for the near-to-mid-term future. But then there’s this little bit of additional “explanation”:
While other G20 nations, including the United States, Britain, China and Germany have established annual meetings of their diplomatic corps, Australia has traditionally held international meetings, flying Canberra-based staff to designated regional meeting points.
That approach has drawn criticism, most recently over a trip 23 DFAT staff made to Paris in September last year for a conference on saving money that subsequently cost taxpayers $215,000.
Meetings usually held overseas have now been cancelled, saving about $400,000, which has been reallocated to the heads of mission meeting.
In other words, we have a “nothing to see here, move along” explanation; it’s all being done to save taxpayer money.
However, I cannot help but agree with the thoughts Mr. R.A. expressed in his email to me, and indulge and expand upon them in the high octane speculation of the day, for the implications of such a behind-closed-doors meeting of all Australian senior diplomats, face-to-face, means also that one is not subject to electronic communications, and to the prospects of penetration via hacking or other means of electronic eavesdropping. If one wants to communicate serious information in as secure a manner as possible, and formulate some sort of response to it, this would be the means of doing so.
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About Joseph P. Farrell
Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.