The man set to take the top job at the United Nations has been one of the most prominent critics of Australia’s anti-boat obsession, writes Max Chalmers. If there’s one thing to take from the rise of António Guterres, it’s just how small Australia shrinks when confronted by a global crisis. Guterres, a former Prime [...]
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Beyond the question of boat turn backs, both major parties have failed to acknowledge a massive hole in Australia’s current response to refugees, writes Max Chalmers.
Christopher Dickey talks to António Guterres, the United Nations’ high commissioner for refugees, about the world’s desperate, dispirited and displaced.
The U.N. Security Council endorsed Portuguese politician Antonio Guterres. A former U.N. high commissioner for refugees, Guterres led worldwide efforts to help refugees.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country's new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said o...